June 23, 2022

Whitehouse Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Major 2nd Amendment Case

Justices’ decision exposes communities to more of the deadly weapons flooding American streets – all in pursuit of an NRA ‘project’ to strike down commonsense gun protections

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision today in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, striking down a vital protection against deadly firearms from falling into the wrong hands:

“The Court That Dark Money Built just handed a massive win to a gun industry that drives horrific violence in this country.  The NRA, gun manufacturers, and their dark-money allies have spearheaded a ‘project’ to wipe all commonsense gun safety laws off the books.  The ultimate goal of that project is to eviscerate even the most modest and necessary gun-safety measures, and today’s decision brought them a step closer.  Now, more deadly weapons will flow into communities that have taken sensible steps to protect their citizens from violence.”

Whitehouse led colleagues in writing a brief in another case involving the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association.  Read that brief here.

Rich Davidson (202) 228-6291 (press office)

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