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

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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 View lost their minds. Calling the ruling “pure insanity” and “a middle finger to New York,” the cast was on a downward spiral from the get-go. They even seemed to encourage violence against the court and justices.

After coming on set, co-host Whoopi Goldberg spoke with a sense of soberness that seemed reserved for announcing a terrorist attack had just occurred:

Right before we went on air, the Supreme Court handed down their decision that will allow New Yorkers to carry concealed firearms, striking down a centuries-old state law that made people have to prove they had due cause to conceal and carry.

“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 bought of wisdom, declared the ruling “stupid” with Goldberg saying, “No. It’s worse than that. It’s worse than that. 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.”

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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:

And it makes you wonder, what does this mean? Are we saying to people yes, you can come to the city and conceal your weapon, and now the police have to figure out who is carrying and who’s not and who’s legal to carry? I mean, it’s insane.

Former prosecutor Sunny Hostin, who was purportedly reading the decision, scoffed at the idea that people had the right to self-defense outside their homes. “And I think why people are sort of freaking out about that, right? Is because you can just say it’s self-defense,” she huffed.

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

HOSTIN: I thought it was about states’ rights, and so in New York, it’s a little bit different because we have this 24-hour subway system.

GOLDBERG: It’s only states’ rights when it comes to your body or mind.

HOSTIN: Well, yeah.

BEHAR: That’s on the edge also.

In reality, this was not comparable because, unlike abortion, the right to keep and bear arms was enshrined in the Constitution. In contrast, abortion is not, thus it falls under the 10th Amendment which kicks it to the states.

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 a legal question. The New York law that they struck down, wasn’t it just saying that you have a little more of a licensing process to carry, not eliminating carry?

HOSTIN: You had to prove that you needed to conceal carry, especially when it came to places of public safety. Like the subway system and Times Square, and we would — the state would say, you know, it’s really difficult. It’s really tricky in the subway system, so no. You have to prove that you need it in the subway system.

HAINES: I know law enforcement officers when they’re retired, they continue to carry because it’s become such a part of their body. They’re trained with it. I dated a detective that carried everywhere we went. But he was highly trained with that weapon and I felt better knowing people like him had them.

And 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. She went on to predict that people were going to gather together and bring this back to court for 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.”

Recently, a liberal took his rage and turned it into action in the form of attempting to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Their anti-Second Amendment shrieking was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from General Mills and Sandals Hotels and Resorts. Their contact information is linked.

The transcript is below, click “expand ” to read:

ABC’s The View
June 23, 2022
11:02:15 a.m. Eastern

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Right before we went on air, the Supreme Court handed down their decision that will allow New Yorkers to carry concealed firearms, striking down a centuries old state law that made people have to prove they had due cause to conceal and carry.

Now people are still processing all of this. The implications, we don’t know really what it actually means, but, you know, given everything New York City is going through, it seems — I don’t even have the words. It seems –

JOY BEHAR: Stupid?

GOLDBERG: No. It’s worse than that. It’s worse than that. It’s not even stupid.

BEHAR: It’s insane.

SARA HAINES: It’s like a death wish of shorts.

GOLDBERG: No. It’s so — it’s such a middle finger to New York. 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. And it makes you wonder, what does this mean? Are we saying to people yes, you can come to the city and conceal your weapon, and now the police have to figure out who is carrying and who’s not and who’s legal to carry? I mean, it’s insane.

SUNNY HOSTIN: Well, I will say this. It’s about 136-page decision. I’m still working my way through it. I haven’t finished it, but it doesn’t only apply to New York, right?

GOLDBERG: Yeah.

HOSTIN: It’s a federal decision because this is the Supreme Court, so it will become the law of the land. You know, and it does expand the Second Amendment right as we know it. Because in 2008, Scalia first wrote the opinion, and that was the Heller opinion, and it was based on the fact that you could have your gun in your home to protect the sanctity of your home and the people in your home.

And I think a lot of people really agreed with that. He gave — the Supreme Court gave us the individual right to bear arms, something that people didn’t necessarily read into the Constitution.

Now Clarence Thomas writing for the supermajority 6 to 3, now writes, well, you can take that right outside of your home, and if you have the need — a self-defense need, and you say, I’m carrying this for self-defense, you can carry your gun anywhere, any place, any time.

And I think why people are sort of freaking out about that, right? Is because you can just say it’s self-defense and generally conservatives and you know more about this than I do. I thought it was about states’ rights, and so in New York, it’s a little bit different because we have this 24-hour subway system.

GOLDBERG: It’s only states’ rights when it comes to your body or mind.

HOSTIN: Well, yeah.

BEHAR: That’s on the edge also.

[Crosstalk]

HAINES: Sunny, I have a legal question. The New York law that they struck down, wasn’t it just saying that you have a little more of a licensing process to carry, not eliminating carry?

HOSTIN: You had to prove that you needed to conceal carry, especially when it came to places of public safety. Like the subway system and Times Square, and we would — the state would say, you know, it’s really difficult. It’s really tricky in the subway system, so no. You have to prove that you need it in the subway system.

HAINES: I know law enforcement officers when they’re retired, they continue to carry because it’s become such a part of their body. They’re trained with it. I dated a detective that carried everywhere we went. But he was highly trained with that weapon and I felt better knowing people like him had them.

This is scary because in addition to a lot of guns, people will say, I’m now able to protect myself and a good guy with a gun and all the sayings. The problem here is, so many people get hit by these guns when you read the news headlines every day of children crossing the street, people doing nothing because somebody decided to be a good guy with a gun and shoot.

And in a populous place like New York City with so many people; already so many illegal guns now giving people a pass to take that upon themselves. It’s a really scary prospect to walk out into the streets with that.

(…)

11:08:41 a.m. Eastern

GOLDBERG: I think many people will feel this is a misstep, given everything that the country is going through in terms of guns. I think people are going to think it’s a misstep, and I think a lot of people are going to start gathering around to figure out how now to go back to court and bring this challenge again because it’s — it’s ridiculous. If you believe in states’ rights, then what are you doing?

HOSTIN: But it is the law of the land now.

GOLDBERG: Well, so was abortion, but they managed to go and do that.

HOSTIN: But it’s a 6-3 composition of the court. Unless you change – Elections have consequences.

GOLDBERG: Yes, they do.

HOSTIN: Unless you change the composition of the court which won’t happen any time soon, I don’t think, I think we’re stuck with this law.

BEHAR: This is pure insanity, is what this is. Kathy Hochul, the governor of New York said —

GOLDBERG: Yeah, she’s pissed.

BEHAR: She said, today we’re talking about rage and turning it into action.

GOLDBERG: Yes.

(…)

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