Newsom will force the Supreme Court to weigh written rights against imaginary rights. The right to bear arms is an actual written right. It’s right there in the 2nd Amendment. I double-checked, and it’s really there, clear as day: the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. It can’t get any simpler than that.
The difference is the venue. This was a Hollywood movie set (in New Mexico), not a standard situation such as you and I might find ourselves in. While Alec Baldwin is an experienced actor with many scenes of gunplay within his resume, he’s very much not a proper “gun guy”. I point that out because it’s paramount to the points made below about Hollywood safety protocols that do exist, and why they exist in the way they do.
The reality is that boys could and did carry firearms on New York City subways in the 1940s and ‘50s (they had rifle clubs at school) but can’t today because the people were different back then. Likewise, many people are different in Sweden now — morally, spiritually, philosophically, and culturally — than they were a couple of generations ago.
We have a brand-new public health crisis — gun violence. Now that the last pandemic is dying out, President Asterisk has decreed that people shooting each other is our next pandemic. It turns out murder is not a morality problem, it’s a health problem.
Joe Biden’s executive orders are immoral, unconstitutional, and absolutely ludicrous. No crimes are committed with ghost guns. Red flag laws are a blatant attack on the 2nd Amendment. Gun control not only doesn’t work, but it actually leads to increased crime.