Rob Menendez on NYSRPA vs. Bruen ruling: ‘unprecedented, irresponsible, & dangerous’


8th District Democratic congressional nominee Rob Menendez is reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen., calling it an “unprecedented, irresponsible, and dangerous.”

8th District Democratic congressional nominee Rob Menendez. Facebook photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling in NYSRPA v. Bruen is an unprecedented, irresponsible, and dangerous decision by the extremist, far-right majority on the Court. Just as states like ours struggle to get guns off of our streets, the Court has opened the floodgates to allow more violence, more death, and more injuries in our cities and towns,” Menendez said in a statement.

“The idea, that in the most densely populated state in America, anyone- with absolutely no common sense limits- would be allowed to carry a concealed gun is stunningly irresponsible. This decision will do nothing to stop the mass shootings that occur more and more frequently across our country, but will make residents of districts like ours feel unsafe in their own neighborhoods.”

This morning, the Supreme Court struck down a New York state law requiring applicants for a license to carry a gun outside of their homes to have a “proper cause” to do so, saying it violated the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, NBC reported.

Gov. Phil Murphy (D) tweeted that the decision came based on “deeply flawed constitutional methodology” and that his administration had been anticipating this move.

“We are carefully reviewing the Court’s language and will work to ensure that our gun safety laws are as strong as possible while remaining consistent with this tragic ruling,” he wrote.

New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the country and Murphy had been pushing a series of gun safety bills in the legislature, which cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday and will be heard by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee today.

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  1. The rights you assume are in the Second Amendment for all who derive happiness from holding a warm gun, are just simply not there. People in a ‘well-regulated militia’ are the only ones granted the right to ‘keep and bear arms’ Quite selfish you are, to put your fetish to hold a killing weapon, over OUR need for defense from those who would harm us with such killing weapons.

  2. Remember when Obama took away everybody’s guns? Yeah, me neither. Only a truly cowardly person believes they need an AR-15. Or a handgun to go to Starbucks. Must really suck to live in that kind of fear 24/7. Always looking over your shoulder, jumping at every shadow, and soiling your undies with every car backfire (do cars even backfire anyone or have onboard computers solved that problem)? I know – sounds like the qualifications to be a cop in Uvalde.