Sad. I kinda liked the one that showed these 6 on one side and the other three on the other side of a divide. “Separation of (loyalty to) church and state”
No one seems to be highlighting the contrast between what the Supreme Court just did and the gun control bill (weak but not nothing) making its way through congress….
The United States of America, where the fetus is sacred and the child is open game.
We don’t know who is guilty, so we’re gonna hang them all!
The SCOTUS Dark Angels hide their bat wings to carry water for the NRA? That H2O will eventually become H2P (Hell To Pay).
And some folks have the gall to criticize the Dems for even wanting to “pack the SCOTUS”. Hell, that’s because the GOP has already done the job and doesn’t want any Dems (or Damn) interfering!
I guess that means people should be able to enter the Supreme Court facilities carrying loaded weapons. Right?
Well, to be honest, the basis of their ruling was that Congress really needs to get off its ass and do their job and stop leaving it to the Courts to legislate. If people REALLY want that level of gun control (which I would be one), then they should elect people that will pass law as that do that OR work to change the Constitution so it reflects that wish.
You’ll never fix the fear-based feelings that created the gun-culture of the US, especially from the Bench.
The eager, bright smiles of those who anticipate more people being slaughtered.
Everyone, especially SCOTUS/NRA/AR15s, blow by “A well regulated Militia”
Now, the low abiding citizen is on the same level as the criminal. Except, the law abiding citizen will sitll obey the law.
It’s official. The supreme court has been stuffed with lunatics.
I give american democracy, 2 more years, then poof, gone. It was just an illusion anyway.
I agree with the SCROTUS decision. I truly cannot believe that it was a coincidence that the anti-Constitutional 1934 gun control act was made law just after Smedley blew the whistle on the pluto-fascist plotters.
Until we grow up and understand that tools do not act by themselves, and that if we want a world in which psychopaths and dangerous psychotics live under lock and key instead of shooting children, we need the government to scare us into actually thinking about how to solve problems in a way that favors us not them. Uvalde should tell us what we can expect: they’ll shoot unarmed citizens, but they cower in fear at the thought that they might have to go up against someone who might shoot them.
It’s interesting that there have been gun regulations in this country from the very beginning. Towns have historically had gun laws — heck, even out in the Wild West some towns made people check their guns before entering. This ruling is designed to kill people.
Saw a comedian once do a skit on gun rights…he made the point that if you want action on gun control, take away the metal detectors at the Capital building…by the end of the week, gun control would be so tight that the biggest threat to the public would be drive-by SHOUTINGS…which, of course, are protected by the First Amendment…(credit: Dennis Miller)
AmeriKKKa. Land of Gun Care and Health Control.
There are no GOP Justices. They interpret our Constitution as they look into the minds of our Founding Fathers.
I find Thomas’s referencing “history and tradition” as the basis for the majority opinion to be ironically laughable! Justice Thomas, historically your ancestors were legally chattel property until 1863. And after that yoke was removed, traditionally those chattels became legally second-class citizens under Jim Crow laws. Were those times the times that “America was Great” that the conservatives wish us to return?
Let me know when it is actually law
The states are going to have to do an end run around this ruling, which as Mairi pointed out, they should be doing to begin with.
Touché, Mr. Luckovich!
So SCOTUS made a ruling that was consistent with laws in 43 other states. I guess that will make it easier to navigate the myriad of laws when traveling from place to place. The ruling was not novel or unusual. After Heller and McDonald, it was very consistent.
The decision has no effect on the mass shootings, as the guy in Buffalo, NY with some of the most restrictive laws in the nation, still walked into the store with a weapon. Too bad no one had a weapon to stop him.
Well at least we don’t have to listen to republicans complain about judicial activism, they ARE legislating from the bench. It’d be a good day to announce the end of Roe, you know, legal precedent.
The Supreme Court of the ’70s was more liberal/Democrat, but even as a good Republican back then I decided it was better for America to have a court with a liberal tilt. The current Christian/GOP court shows why with every decision they make.
One has to wonder if the supreme court would have ruled the same way if the school shootings had been at parochial schools.
And yet.. I believe there are no guns allowed anywhere close to the Halls of Justice. Much like banning guns at trump’s rallies or the NRA conventions.. seems just a tad hypocritical.
Taking guns away from law abiding citizens is a no-no. Taking guns away from law breaking thugs is a yes-yes.
Luckovich works for SSAD. Sad Socialist Against Democracy.
guns have more rights than women
Well, the court that just said gun control can’t be left to the states has now said that abortion control should be left to the states…
Between the Republican Party and their improperly, if not illegally, constituted Supreme Court the US has, in just a matter of days, become little better than a Sharia run farce. Guns for everyone, everywhere, all the time and women reduced to chattel. Hope they’re proud of reducing us to third world “morality”.
oughta show these idiots carrying unwanted babies in carriers!
Why are all these people smiling? Because they know that Jesus loves them, and that matters WAAAAYYYYYY more than actual human beings, their testimony under oath at their confirmation hearings, the 1st, 9th, and 14th Amendments, or the rule of law that they swore to uphold.
They are recreating the USA into their own ugly minority fascist republigun image.
Remember all that right wing bitching and whining about “legislating from the bench”?
Well, the Maga-picked SCOTUS is a death squad killing laws protecting democracy, women, gays, minorities, civil rights…
Anyone know what the path to making Supreme court appointments term limit appointments would be? Meaning they are only on the court for a defined number of years. Would it require a constitutional amendment? A congressional law? No one should be able to serve through multiple (many) different presidents. The concept that one man (Trump or otherwise) can install a majority of judges for decades, IMHO, is ludicrous. Thoughts?
“We’re going to leave regulation of guns and people’s own personal bodies up to each individual state legislature, because that worked SO well with the Fugitive Slave Law.”
And you guys talks about what should have been done to Putin..You got your lawful rights.
Clarnce Thomas said next on the hit list is gay rights.
Isn’t CT a cute little sucker….
So what “inalienable rights” do we need to explicitly codify?
That should be “a right that can’t be restrained or repealed by human laws.”
The right to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Ok. The right of travel? Free speech? Owning guns? Privacy? Loving and marrying the human you choose? Freedom from slavery and torture? The right of religion, work, and education?
Or how much of those ideals devolve around periodic opinions summed up as “It Depends” …?
Future laws granting Citizen Rights will need a provision prohibiting SrCOTUS review of said laws.
Clarance Thomas shoul be o
I believe all 5 idiot scotus should have brain abortions with Teddy Cruz.
May 31, 2017