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No, it wasn’t your imagination – those were legal earthquakes last week, and as a result increased injuries and deaths will be the fallout.

June 29, 2022

This op-ed was originally published in the Daily Journal.

By: Senator Bob Hertzberg

If you thought you recently felt two seismic earthquakes, it wasn’t your imagination.
 
Thanks largely to three trumped-up appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court, a shocking pair of ground-shaking changes to American equality took place last week that will literally prove to be deadly.
 
Unless you’ve been lucky enough to be in a sound-proofed cocoon:
 
The first Supreme Court action repealed New York’s concealed-carry law.
 
This unsafe and unsupported expansion to the framework of the 27-word Second Amendment means most Americans nationwide now have the right to carry firearms in public for self-defense. Call me reactionary, but I believe more guns will lead to more shootings – and more shooting deaths. Sadly, my greatest fear is that this court may next seek to do the same for assault weapons.