US Senate News:
Source: United States Senator for Vermont Patrick Leahy
“How ironic that on this, the day the United States Senate is poised to act for the first time in decades on commonsense gun safety legislation, the Supreme Court has created greater uncertainty for states as they try to address the dangers of gun violence. Commonsense safeguards can be enacted to provide for the safety of our children and our communities, while respecting the constitutional right enshrined in the Second Amendment.
“The conservative majority of the Supreme Court got it wrong today. The Court’s decision, which distorts the Second Amendment into an absolute, unassailable right, will open the door to unrestricted firearms access, and the potential loosening of other existing laws. This could very well lead to more tragedies resulting from gun violence. This is a sad day for America.”