Previewing the manic outrage that next week’s probable overturning of Roe v. WadeThe Supreme Court sent the anti-gun panickers into orbit Thursday, sending them packing. As RedState reported, New York’s “probable cause” regulation for garnering a concealed carry license was struck down, with the court affirming a constitutional right to self-defense, not just in the home, but outside it as well.
It was entertaining and quick to react, and there was the inevitable loss in many minds. Then there was the President of the United States, who decided to play legal scholar in an attempt to explain the ruling and why it wasn’t “reasonable.” But this is Joe Biden we are talking about, so all we got was mumbling incoherence.
Is…is he saying “shell”? https://t.co/jWq4L2R8Fu
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) June 23, 2022
My brain hurts after listening to the guy for more than 30 seconds, and that’s being generous because the imbecility usually flows within the first utterances. Remember, Biden is a lawyer, as he’s so often reminded us. He’s supposed to have some basic understanding of the law and how to address it. That’s clearly not the case, though, and it shows as he tries to differentiate between may and “shell.” Yes, the president can’t pronounce the word “shall,” but that’s the least surprising thing about all this.
Furthermore, why does he consider the minority’s opinion authoritative? Is he unaware that the majority actually has legal weight? “There’s a difference between states that say may and shell,” Biden stumblingly proclaims before a handler corrects him and he admits, clearly confused in the process, that “I got it reversed.” What makes the scene worse is that the president has a cheat sheet in his hand the entire time, which presumably has all this spelled out for him – and he still can’t get right.
For the life of me, I don’t understand why the White House staffers who control Biden continue to put him in these kinds of positions. I suspect the president is stubborn enough to demand his voice be heard, but when being heard constantly leads to stuff like this, it’s best to be quiet. That’s a lesson Biden has not and obviously will not learn–before he finally heads to his Delaware beach house for good instead of just four days a week.
My two cents about the ruling themselves: I believe the outrage it evokes is absurd. What number of legally-licensed concealed carry owners in the United States are actually shooting citizens? My impression is that illegal guns are the most common weapon used in gun crimes. Mass shootings have little to no connection to concealment. It is because of the Second Amendment that the left is furious. It’s no more complicated than that.