(NewsReady.com) – Monday, June 15, was a busy day for the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS). The justices issued a number of important rulings, including one that protects LGBTQ people at work. Sadly, it was a disappointing day for supporters of the Second Amendment.
Ten petitions from gun rights activists went before the country’s highest court. They had the chance to expand Second Amendment rights for Americans. Instead, all of the cases were rejected by the justices and they won’t be heard before the SCOTUS.
Some of the cases addressed issues such as whether or not states can limit permits for handguns and if the Constitution grants people the right to carry outside of their homes. The National Rifle Association (NRA) was disappointed by the court’s refusal to help.
"This fight is not over for the @NRA."
— NRA (@NRA) June 15, 2020
Two justices, Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas, weren’t happy with the decision to pass on the cases. Thomas said the court’s looking “the other way” instead of reviewing a “restriction on citizens’ Second Amendment rights.” He went on to condemn the court for their “decade-long failure” to protect Americans’ gun rights.
All in all, the SCOTUS hearings thus far have been full of missed opportunities.
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