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Indivisible’s Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision in New York Gun Case


June 23, 2022
Kenny Palmer |

Washington, DC — Today, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Director of Democracy Policy for Indivisible, issued the following statement after the conservative extremist majority on the Supreme Court sided with the NRA in a case that will severely limit the states’ ability to promote gun safety:

“This is madness. Just weeks after 19 children and two teachers were murdered by a military-grade weapon at school in Uvalde, just weeks after 10 people in Buffalo were mowed down while grocery shopping, targeted because they lived in a majority-Black community after months and years of countless mass shootings and death at churches, concerts, and other communal spaces we hold dear, the conservative extremist majority on the Supreme Court have just told states that actually want to do something about it, who actually want to protect their citizens from being annihilated while going about their daily business, to go fuck themselves.  

“In fact, the conservative justices hardly acknowledge the reality of mass shootings in this country at all, waving away Buffalo and Uvalde as completely irrelevant to their decision. So, at this point, unless you’re a corporation or a gun, your days of enjoying your constitutional rights are numbered. The conservatives on the Supreme Court will see to that. This was always the goal, regardless of the fact that a small number of Senate Republicans are now pretending to care about gun violence.

“This is what conservatives want, whether they’re serving in Congress or in black robes. Barely passing a ‘bipartisan’ bill that hardly moves the needle in lives saved is not enough to make us turn a blind eye to this callous decision. The Court must be reformed. Our gun laws must be reformed. Congress must be reformed with a Democratic majority who will fight to keep us safe. Our lives are at stake.” 

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The Indivisible Project (501c4) is a social movement non-profit driven by a vision of a real democracy - of, by, and for the people. Indivisible began in 2016 as a viral guide to resisting Trump’s agenda. Today, the Indivisible movement is a network of thousands of local groups and millions of activists across every state. The Indivisible Project drives campaigns for bold progressive policies, lobbies Congress, and equips activists with tools to build lasting progressive power, everywhere. Together, we fight to defeat the rightwing takeover of American government and build an inclusive democracy.