GOP Senate Committee Looks to Bolster Americans’ 2A Self-Defense Rights

It seems crazy that Senate Republicans have to pass laws to ensure what is already protected by the U.S. Constitution. But these new Democrats have assured things in every facet of American life is not normal. As Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders distinguished in her rebuttal to Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, “the choice is between normal and crazy.”

Now, the GOP is attempting to introduce some normal to address the Democrat crazies who are intent on punishing law-abiding Americans for crimes committed by armed criminals, by infringing on the people’s self-defense rights. 

According to the Washington Times, “Senate Republicans introduced legislation Thursday to codify the Supreme Court’s 2022 landmark ruling protecting the Second Amendment right to self-defense, holding that any gun control law must comply with the nation’s history dating back to the founding.”

Every Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee is backing legislation that “would codify the high court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.”

In June 2022, the Court issued the 6-3 ruling written by Justice Clarence Thomas. The decision struck down a New York law that required citizens to prove to the government a need to exercise a constitutional right guaranteed by the Second Amendment. 

“In the opinion, the court said any gun control law must have a historic tradition in order to comply with the Second Amendment,” the Times also reported. The legislation’s supporters believe this new law would hobble any Supreme Court activist justices from making “changes or reversals” in Americans’ self-defense rights.

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) said, “We have a Bill of Rights and it is not an a la carte menu. Every right as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court matters.” 

One of the most challenging aspects of anti-2A court actions is the lack of consequences when governments infringe on self-defense rights. Miring people’s rights in court battles is the next best thing to winning cases. 

To address this, “The legislation also creates a requirement for the government to pay attorney fees when an individual successfully challenges Second Amendment infringements in court.”


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