Supreme Court Hears First 2nd Amendment Case In A Decade | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


The Supreme Court is using a surprising case to put gun rights back in the spotlight for the first time in nearly a decade. Director of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Medicine Health and Society, Jonathan Metzl, joins Stephanie Ruhle to discuss whether a decision means even more guns on America’s streets. Aired on 12/02/19.
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53 Comments on "Supreme Court Hears First 2nd Amendment Case In A Decade | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. I have a question for the gun lovers out there.Would you trust me to come into your house,let’s say as a plumber,with a loaded gun in my pocket ?

    • @Alex .Wallace yes i think anyone would. You can’t see it so therefore you don’t know about it. “What momma don’t know won’t hurt her” no?

    • @Borvo whoa…I’m in Taxachusetts so open carry is a no no and to conceal carry you need a license and to not live in Boston :/

    • I wouldn’t trust anyone who watches MSNBC for news

    • You forget that YOU have YOUR RIGHT to have whoever you want as a plumber. So, if your not happy with how they exercise thier rights, thats your problem. Thats what right are. You cant say i dont like guns so plumbers shouldnt have guns on the job

    • Mag, Yes.

  2. Secret Squirrel | December 2, 2019 at 12:18 PM | Reply

    The next generation of weapons the government will provide to law enforcement and military will make guns in the hands of the public passé !
    Today, if you are a criminal or bystander with a gun and a LEO sees it in your hand, YOU ARE DEAD! They shoot until you drop the gun or you stop moving. Proving guns are DANGEROUS!

    • That’s what Americans want! Disarm Citizens so only the Government, Police State and Criminals gave have guns. It’s not like the Black Market will ever exist after The Great Gun Purge?

  3. But if I carry my machete? You bet someone will call 911

    • Sebastian Thor | December 2, 2019 at 2:17 PM | Reply

      Machete kills

    • What does that have to do with anything ….. Just look up the statistics on people killed by guns and saved by them ….end of conversation.

    • @Kevin Mcneil Tell that to all the school kids that got murdered while sitting in class rooms…

    • ShoeNice Classic uploads | December 2, 2019 at 5:23 PM | Reply

      Ed Bentz stfu..

    • @Ross Gun free zones …Dems killing all the mental health restrictions on people ….yes there was a time not so long ago that if you were unstable they could put you away until you proved you were ok …..Now thanks to Dems and the ACLU you can’t commit somebody unless they say ok ….hence all the mentally ill homeless …Great job Democrats.

  4. OMG, don’t let the Supreme Court get ahold of a 2A issue, it’s just political now.

    Translated: This will take gun control in the wrong direction, per the gun control crowd.

    Well, you Gun control people want to make cases. More need to go to the Supreme Court. If I was a wealthy New Yorker, it should be open season. Virtually every law New York has needs to be reviewed for it’s Constitutional merit.

  5. googlesucks you | December 2, 2019 at 2:20 PM | Reply

    Do they really HEAR anything?

  6. Yess do the right thing. Protect our second amendment RIGHT. Not PRIVILEGE.

    • What well-regulated militia are you part of? And what purpose is it serving?

    • @Verum illic I don’t think these were militias are very “well regulated” if they’re off shooting up schools and churches.

    • @Roger Wilco That’s exactly my point. There aren’t any “well regulated militias” in the 21st century that are not state-sanctioned (like the National Guard, or local law enforcement, the modern-day equivalents). The gun rights/gun lobby are trying to erect smoke and mirrors about their ” individual rights” under an anachronistic interpretation of a 200-year old amendment. Meanwhile, while the debates continue, real Americans continue to die needlessly, and 90% of the American public support common-sense gun regulation.

  7. Rhimera lemuse | December 2, 2019 at 3:19 PM | Reply

    The issue is the Constitution’s Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia,being necessary to the security of a free state,…shall not be infringed.
    The US Supreme Court, being a coequal branch in government, can weigh in where the Executive and Legislative branches have been barren on regulations.

  8. Every one should carrier a gun.

  9. Bodacious Oasis | December 2, 2019 at 4:12 PM | Reply

    Would be blatant infringement of the 2nd amendment, what part of “well regulated” is so difficult to understand, to undermine a state, city, or local municipality to regulate as they see fit, would be exactly that… Tony Baloney already has infringed on the 2nd of course, so I say the 2nd should be considered invalidated.

  10. Clearly the way forward for the US is pass a law that makes it a requirement for all residents over the age of 12 to carry a fully loaded gun st all times. Just think how safe everyone would feel.

    • Sparky's Space | December 2, 2019 at 7:59 PM | Reply

      I know you are not serious, but I actually think this could work, stop trying what is not working, and try something else, think about the last assault rifle ban, it was because the Panthers exercised their right to bear arms to protect their homes.
      I don’t think most Americans want to live in walled in country, with everyone toting rifles in public.

    • @Sparky’s Space Alternatively, you could scrap the 2nd amendment and really take their guns away. It would be jolly interesting to see how many would put up a fight.

    • Isidra Lopez Ortiz | December 2, 2019 at 9:03 PM | Reply

      urbanimage I would be very scared to give a gun to a child, so you are saying that we should turn back the hands of time in the Wild West.

    • urbanimage, Where versions of that concept have been tried (Montenegro under King Nicolas being the best historical example) it worked out pretty well.

  11. Marius Thefaker | December 2, 2019 at 5:59 PM | Reply

    so, what, they’re done with the DACA case, or it is just on hold so than get in a ruling first that would allow them to be shot instead?

    • Pay attention. The Supreme Court hears a bunch of cases, and then months later issues decisions.

    • Marius Thefaker, Under the Geneva Conventions shooting invaders is already recognized as a legitimate option internationally.

  12. You lost me at I am for the 2nd Ammendment BUT…..

    • Radwulf Eboraci | December 2, 2019 at 6:44 PM | Reply

      We lost you at birth.

    • I am for the 2nd Amendment which allows you to carry a gun whenever you are performing the tasks of your well regulated militia. All other interpretations are too broad.

    • Radworth, you’re right. At birth I was an American citizen, sorry not everyone can be.

    • At the time it was written, We the people are the militia, which was also self regulated as the people. Sorry try again

    • ruth depew, You might want to learn what the term well regulated means. Because an average trap league, 3 man team, or street gang meets the historical legal standard.

  13. The only country that people are fooled to believe they are only save with guns smh

  14. The shall no be infringe dose it mean something?

  15. If you genuinely believe in the thin blue line & support law enforcement, you should also believe in laws that take guns out of reckless/unstable hands. The extent to which the population is armed is what makes policing so dangerous. SCOTUS and the NRA pushing the system way off balance isn’t helping, either. Now it’s basically come down to a need for individuals to arm themselves and dispense street justice when cornered, because government at most levels (especially local) has lost control of the weapons situation.

    There’s really only one direction all of this can go if you follow the inertia of the system to its logical end. It’s a future where cops are in even more danger as proliferation occurs among the brainless masses, and eventually the repeat shootings and disorder will force some kind of massive crackdown. This could *easily* begin as an issue of police attempting to retake gang-controlled neighbourhoods.

    Abandoning the concept of keeping a sensible buffer in place in the form of ‘reasonable gun control’ could *easily* force public opinion past the breaking point — and well into a constitutional amendment — somewhere down the line. I think, though, that as a general rule this largely comes down to public awareness and perception of the violence. There’s a chance things might already be halfway there.

    Congress, of course, can’t be bothered to consider any of this because many of them have been off collecting paychecks from the NRA and the arms industry — a phenomenon that’s been repeatedly documented across numerous elections now. Go ahead, check out OpenSecrets.

  16. We already know what’s gonna happen next…When the court decides to not hear the case, New York fascists will roll out a similar law infringing on gun rights. Scotus should hear the case anyway to keep unconstitutional lawmakers at bay.

  17. Talk to me when you can take a gun into congress or the White House.

  18. Isidra Lopez Ortiz | December 2, 2019 at 9:05 PM | Reply

    Our Administration has gone mad, a whole bunch of mad men is what we have in Washington.

  19. TruckerExile E | December 2, 2019 at 9:10 PM | Reply

    Supreme court will throw it out, done and NY remains as is

  20. A gun for every man, woman, infant, criminal, psychopath

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