Olivia Wilde and more celebrities are speaking out after the Supreme Court struck down a century-old New York law that placed strict limits on carrying concealed weapons outside the home. The Court ruled on June 23 that the law which required applicants demonstrate “proper cause” and “good moral character” violates the Second Amendment.
The Tron star took to her Instagram Stories shortly after news broke on the controversial law. “We are f***ed,” she captioned a repost from the NY Times which explained that “the decision has far-reaching implications, particularly in cities that had sought to address gun crimes by putting restrictions on who can carry them.”
Olivia and comedian Amy Schumer reposted a Tweet from Supreme Court lawyer Neal Katyal which read: “Gonna be very weird if Supreme Court ends a constitutional right to obtain an abortion next week, saying it should be left to the States to decide, right after it just imposed a constitutional right to concealed carry of firearms, saying it cannot be left to the States to decide.” The Trainwreck star captioned the post, “I’m buggin. Extremely so.”
The Supreme Court basically just gutted the ability to regulate guns pretty much at all. https://t.co/ohoGrPQ1UD
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 23, 2022
Alyssa Milano, who is known for her political and social activism, also spoke out on the law. “The Supreme Court basically just gutted the ability to regulate guns pretty much at all,” the Charmed actress captioned a re-Tweet.
Beaches star Bette Midler shared her thoughts as she took to social media and posted: “Don’t tell me this SCOTUS isn’t completely partisan. Shame, shame, SHAME on the ‘conservative’ members of this ridiculous, laughable court. #SCOTUSisaJoke.”
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) June 23, 2022
The New York law requires that people who want to obtain a license to carry a handgun outside their home show a “proper cause.” And according to briefs filed in this case, several other states have similar laws including New Jersey, Rhode Island, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Hawaii.
Today’s Supreme Court ruling on guns is deeply troubling as it defies commonsense and the Constitution. Lives are at stake. Congress should pass the bipartisan gun safety proposal immediately and continue to do more to protect our communities.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) June 23, 2022
guns are more protected than women’s bodies
— Meena Harris (@meena) June 23, 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris shared her thoughts on the controversy as she took to Twitter shortly after news broke. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling on guns is deeply troubling as it defies commonsense and the Constitution. Lives are at stake. Congress should pass the bipartisan gun safety proposal immediately and continue to do more to protect our communities,” she Tweeted. Kamala’s niece, Meena Harris, also Tweeted: “Guns are more protected than women’s bodies.”