In the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling that backed Second Amendment advocates, former President Donald J. Trump has skewered Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s apparent acquiescence to the left with regards to gun control.
The Supreme Court ruling represented a major victory for Second Amendment advocates, especially since the justices made a number of compelling, persuasive remarks to support their ruling.
For instance, Justice Samuel Alito remarked that New York gun restrictions achieved nothing in terms of preventing the tragic mass shooting in Buffalo, New York.
“How does the dissent account for the fact that one of the mass shootings near the top of its list took place in Buffalo?” Alito queried, “the New York law at issue in this case obviously did not stop that perpetrator.”
On a Truth Social post, Trump declared that the Senate Minority Leader’s “push for Republican senators to vote for gun control will be the final straw,” especially in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling affirming New Yorker’s Second Amendment rights.
Remarking that McConnell is routinely giving away everything to Democrats only to receive “nothing in return,” Trump observed that the senator has a long history of kowtowing to Democrat demands.
“Just like he gave away the debt ceiling and got nothing in return, or handed the Dems a great sound bite and victory with the infrastructure bill, which is actually all about the Green New Deal,” Trump continued, “he is now forcing approval of the first step in taking away your guns.”
The former president and potential 2024 candidate called for Republicans to block the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, remarking that individuals who vote in favor of the bill will face difficulties in being reelected.
“Republican senators should not vote for this career-ending bill!” Trump declared.
Trump is not the only individual to blast efforts to control guns, as New York’s top GOP gubernatorial candidate, Representative Lee Zeldin, has also praised the Supreme Court decision and issued a warning to incumbent Governor Kathy Hochul over her anti-Second Amendment stance.
“While Kathy Hochul … becomes more a walking identity crisis each passing day, she better not make her next move on this yet another assault on law-abiding New Yorkers,” Zeldin warned, noting that she was formerly “the former A-rated NRA Member of Congress.”
“If [she] does, it will make it even more likely that I get elected to her position in November,” Zeldin added.