Former President Donald Trump has claimed a role in the controversial Supreme Court decision on Thursday to repeal a New York law banning the carrying of concealed weapons in public.

“Elections have consequences. I promised to appoint judges and judges who would stand up for the Constitution. Today the Supreme Court upheld the Second Amendment Right of all Americans,” Trump wrote on his profile on Truth Social.

A majority of Supreme Court justices ruled that Americans have the right to arm themselves in public, in a vote of 6 to 3. All six conservative justices voted to repeal New York’s law, including John G. Roberts , Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

Trump is responsible for creating the current conservative supermajority on the Supreme Court after appointing Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Coney Barrett during his administration, with the judges taking their seats in 2017, 2018 and 2020 respectively.

Thursday’s 6-to-3 decision has once again proven the power of this supermajority to set the national agenda as the ruling will force five states — California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey — to revoke their concealed transportation permits. rewrite and amplify.

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Former President Donald Trump said the Supreme Court decision was the result of his appointment of three conservative justices. In this photo, Trump stands with newly sworn in Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Comey Barrett during a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House October 26, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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