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)