Co-host of “Outnumbered” Emily Compagno joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to share her reaction to the Supreme Court striking down a restrictive New York law which made it difficult to obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun
“I think the practical takeaway is that it will be much easier to carry your legal concealed weapon here in New York. The larger takeaway is that the Supreme Court has confirmed and affirmed, for those of us that already knew it, that the Second Amendment right is an acknowledgment of a preexisting right, and that it is a limitation on the government to dilute that right. And that up until now, a lot of the governments, the Democratic state governments and local governments that we’ve been dealing with have been trying to dilute that right. They come in and say, no, no, the larger right is that of the government to restrict your gun ownership. And here’s the Supreme Court coming in and saying, number one, the Second Amendment right to bear arms, it is not a lesser than right. It is exactly the same right as all of our other enumerated rights in the Constitution and those enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Unwanted search and seizure, everything. So they’re saying, it’s been sort of treated like a second class right this whole time from government. So that no more. And secondly, what I just said about the acknowledgment of the existing right and that it’s a limitation on the government’s right to dilute it. “
Emily also talks about the demonstrations we’ve seen outside the homes of Supreme Court justices, and why she thinks the protesters should instead be directing their attention toward running for local office. Listen to the podcast to hear what else she had to say!