The U.S. Supreme Court turned away the Constitutional challenge that was brought by gun rights activists in California, imposing a ten-day waiting period for the purchase of firearms. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Peter Mougey discuss this issue.
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The U.S. Supreme Court turned away the Constitutional challenge that was brought by gun rights activists in California, imposing a ten-day waiting period for the purchase of firearms. That's the least you can do. Give them ten days. It was intended to guard against impulsive violence. Husband gets mad at wife, says, "Well, I'll teach you," goes out and buys a gun. The ten-day cooling off period, it makes perfect sense. What I love is the Supreme Court turned that away. They said, "Okay, we're not going to mess with that law. We're not going to look at that law. Frankly, it's the least we could be doing when we talk about gun laws. What's your take?
Well, what's scary to me is that Justice Thomas, one of the Supreme Court Justices that turned down the decision dissented from the court case, and he said that he wrote this dissent that the Second Amendment is the disfavored right in this court. Now, it's just ...
... mind boggling ...
Can you imagine?
... to me how in the world ...
How in the world right?
My daughter is in one of the state universities, and they actually showed up in force in front of the president's office at the university to champion that there was some cooling off period. Can you imagine? Who in the world would not be in favor of a ten-day waiting period? What in your right ... Here we have a Supreme Court Justice saying it's a right. We're not taking away the right.
We're not taking away the guns. We're just saying, "Hey, just give it ten days before you go buy one of these au- ...
Here's the ... How about this? Let me add some coal to this fire. Let me tell you something that most people don't understand, and they wonder, "Well, why don't more people bring lawsuits against these gun manufacturers?" What most people don't understand is these gun manufacturers have immunity. The immunity is extraordinary. The immunity says basically that we can't go after gun manufacturers the same way that we do other manufacturers of other product, and people are always ...
If you think about it, the way we bring about social change in this country, it's very rarely legislatively. It's hardly ever the media that accomplishes it. It usually is taking people to court, suing them, taking their money away, and say, "You know what? If you're going to conduct business like this, we're going to see you."
So, friend of ours, Perry White, brings up in New York, brings up a lawsuit, and the lawsuit had to do with the fact that you had a manufacturer of the gun that was made for no other purpose just to go out and commit murder, and that's what it was about. It was cheap. You could get it easily and, as a matter of fact, he was even finding documents that showed that that was part of the reason they wanted to produce this gun. So, what does he do? He brings a lawsuit against the manufacturers and Congress, during the time that the manufacturing lawsuit is pending, passes a law that honestly states that you can't sue a gun manufacturer for that type of thing. People are completely unaware of this.
You understand the only time I've seen a lawsuit that's worked against the gun manufacturers is with Remington. Remington had a barrel that was exploding. Okay, well, you know, that's different. That's not just as pure gun defect. That's a ...
... product failure, so that's different from the kind of lawsuit that Perry was trying to bring and say, "Look, we ought to be able to sue this company because we know what they're doing. They're just creating something to kill somebody with, and we want this thing off the market. It's called Saturday Night L- ...