Supreme Court Gives Democrats Major Victory

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( – On Friday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) joined MSNBC’s Alex Witt where she celebrated the recent decision of the Supreme Court to uphold a federal law that blocked those who are found responsible for domestic violence from owning a firearm. As she argued, this recent decision exhibits a “glimmer of hope” from the highest court’s Justices. 

During her appearance, Hochul talked about the recent decision as well as her efforts to keep firearms out of the hands of abusers in New York state. Witt proceeded to ask the Governor whether she found the Justice’s decision surprising, especially as the conservative justices in the court had previously overturned a number of other measures related to firearms. Hochul noted that she had indeed been surprised. She later added that she had not really been optimistic about how the justices would view the case. However, she can admit that the majority of Americans would question why an abuser should be able to have a gun. 

Hochul pointed out that while she had been unsure about what decision the Supreme Court would take, she believes that survivors across the United States are currently feeling relief. She added that she was hopeful that there would be a change in the Supreme Court’s other decisions and that they would step up to ensure the safety of American citizens. 

The governor also disclosed that her mother had grown up in an abusive household which is why she considered this issue to be “deeply personal.” However, she pointed out that as the first female governor in New York, she has “had real results” with gun control legislation.

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