‘INSANITY!’ The View Loses Their Minds Over SCOTUS Gun Carry Ruling

With the Supreme Court finding that New York’s arduous restrictions on the concealed carrying of firearms violated the Constitution in a 6-3 ruling on Thursday, the unhinged coven that made up ABC’s The ViewThe cast lost it all. Calling the ruling “pure insanity” and “a middle finger to New York,” the cast was on a downward spiral from the get-go. Even worse, they encouraged violence against the justices and court.

Whoopi Goldberg was on the set when her cohost came on. She spoke with a soberness only reserved for an announcement of a terrorist attack.

Just before our broadcast, the Supreme Court issued their ruling that New Yorkers will be able to carry concealed weapons. It overturned a century-old state law that required that people prove that they were able to conceal and bear arms.

“The centuries-old law” line is and will be a common refrain the liberal media throw out to suggest it should not have been overturned. But be mindful that there have only been three major gun rulings by the Supreme Court in the history of the Constitution, so it’s not like it’s withstood a century of challenges.

Joy Behar in her usual wisdom declared the ruling “stupid” with Goldberg saying, “No. It is worse than this. It is worse. It’s not even stupid.” According to the latter, “It’s a middle finger to New York because, you know, we have been trying to figure out how to get a handle on all that has been going on in this city in particular with gun laws.”

Clearly, Goldberg didn’t have a clue about gun laws or reciprocity laws because her immediate concern was New York City being flooded with gun-toting tourists:

It makes one wonder: What does all this really mean? Do we mean that people can go to the city with concealed weapons? Now the police must figure out who has legal carry and who doesn’t. It’s crazy.

 

 

Sunny Hostin (an ex-prosecutor) was said to have read the decision and laughed about the notion people could use self-defense if they were not at home. “And I think why people are sort of freaking out about that, right? Is because you can just say it’s self-defense,”She laughed.

Again flaunting their ignorance, the cast tried to compare the issue to abortion by crying “states’ rights”:

HOSTIN – I assumed it was about state rights. New York has a 24-hour metro system.

GOLDBERG: When it comes to your mind or body, there are only the rights of states.

HOSTIN: Well, yeah.

BEHAR

It was actually not possible to compare because unlike abortion, the Constitution enshrines the right of people to keep and bear their arms. Contrary to that, abortion isn’t, so it falls under 10ThIt is amended to make it effective in the state.

Sara Haines and Hostin teamed up to try and defend New York’s now struck-down law, by arguing that it was okay that their arbitrary “may issue” system favored the well-connected, famous, rich, or former officers (click “expand”):

HAINES – Sunny, I have an legal question. Is the New York law they have struck down merely saying you can carry a bit more, and not completely eliminating it?

HOSTIN – You needed to prove you had concealed carry permission, especially in public places. We would, as would Times Square and the subway, but the state would tell us that it was really hard. The subway system is very complicated, so it’s not possible. It is necessary to show that it is required in order for the subway system to accept your application.

HAINES: Law enforcement officers, when they retire, carry their firearms because they consider it a normal part of who they are. They’re trained with it. One of my best friends was a detective who carried it everywhere he went. However, he was well-trained with the weapon. I found it comforting to know that people such as him were armed.

Without evidence Haines suggested “so many people” and “children” “doing nothing” were constantly getting shot “every day” by the “good guy with a gun.” “It’s a really scary prospect to walk out into the streets with that,” she added.

Again, in reality, the rest of New York’s permitting process was in place, which included a training and background check requirement.

“I think many people will feel this is a misstep, given everything that the country is going through in terms of guns,” Goldberg chimed back in. Goldberg said that she predicted people would gather and take the matter back to court to get a second opinion.

And with Hostin saying there’s nothing that can be done “unless you change the composition of the court,” Behar touted an apparent threat to the conservative justices leveled by New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) about how “we’re talking about rage and turning it into action.”

Recenty, a libertarian used his fury to attempt assassination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

They were able to shriek at the Second Amendment because they received lucrative sponsorships from Sandals Hotels and Resorts and General Mills. You can find their contact information here.

You can find the transcript below. To read it, please click on “expand”.

ABC’s The View
June 23, 2022
Eastern at 11:02 :15

WHOOPI Goldberg: Just before our show, the Supreme Court ruled that New Yorkers can carry concealed guns. This is a change from a century-old state law, which required people to demonstrate that they have sufficient cause to conceal or carry.

People are still processing this. Although we aren’t sure what this means in practice, the consequences, which is quite possible, seem to be quite overwhelming given New York City’s current state. It seems –

JOY BEHAR: Are You Stupid?

GOLDBERG: No. There’s more to it than that. You can’t even imagine what it could be. You’re not stupid.

BEHAR: It’s insane.

SARA HAINES, It’s like an unfulfilled death wish.

GOLDBERG: No. It’s true. New York is so irritated by it. Because we’ve been trying to find a way to control all the gun-related activity in New York, it’s been a middle finger. It makes one wonder what this means. Do we mean that people can go to the city with concealed weapons? Now the police must figure out who has legal carry and who doesn’t. It’s crazy.

SUNNY HOTIN: I’ll say it. It’s about 136-page decision. It’s still a work in progress. It doesn’t just apply to New York.

GOLDBERG: Yeah.

HOSTIN: This is a federal case because it’s the Supreme Court. It will be the law of land. It expands the Second Amendment as it is. Scalia wrote it in 2008. It was called the Heller opinion. This opinion was founded on the idea that you can have your gun at home in order to safeguard the safety of your family and your friends.

It was something I feel a lot people actually agreed with. He provided — The Supreme Court gave us an individual right to bear weapons, which was not something people necessarily understood in the Constitution.

Clarence Thomas, writing in the supermajority of 6 to 3, says, “Well, that’s possible. And if you feel the need for — self-defense or self-defense,” you may carry it anywhere.

That is why I believe people freak out. It’s easy to say that it is self-defense, and most conservatives know more than me about this. I assumed it was about state rights. New York has a 24-hour subway system.

GOLDBERG: When it comes to your mind or body, there are only the rights of states.

HOSTIN: Well, yeah.

BEHAR

[Crosstalk]

HAINES – Sunny, I have an legal question. Wasn’t the New York law, which they set aside, just saying that carry is allowed with a license?

HOSTIN – You needed to show proof that you had concealed carry privileges, especially in public places. We would, as would Times Square and the subway, but the state would tell us that it was really hard. The subway system is very complicated, so it’s not possible. It is necessary to show that it is required in order for the subway system to accept your application.

HAINES – I have seen law enforcement officers who carry firearms even after they have retired. It’s become a natural part of their bodies. They’re trained with it. One of my best friends was a detective who carried it everywhere he went. However, he was trained in the use of that weapon. I found it comforting to know people such as him carried them.

People will also say this: I can now protect myself, and I am a good man with a gun. Problem is that so many people end up being hit with guns. You can see it every day in the news, children walking down the streets and innocent people just because somebody bought a gun.

New York City is a large city with many residents. There are many illegal weapons available that give people the freedom to purchase them. That’s quite a scary idea to be out on the streets carrying that gun.

(…)

Eastern at 11:08:41

GOLDBERG. I feel that many people will consider this a wrong step, especially considering what the country has been through with guns. Many people will feel it’s wrong. People are likely to begin gathering to discuss how to get back in court to raise the issue again. You believe in state’s rights. What should you be doing then?

HOSTIN : However, it’s the law now.

GOLDBERG

HOSTIN – But the court is a 6-3. Unless you change – Elections have consequences.

GOLDBERG :

HOSTIN – Unless you alter the composition of court which will not happen anytime soon, I don’t believe, I think, we’re stuck with this law.

BEHAR Kathy Hochul is the Governor of New York.

GOLDBERG: Yeah, she’s pissed.

BEHAR: Her response was that we are talking today about anger and how to turn it into action.

GOLDBERG: Yes.

(…)

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