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‘The View’ Hosts Rage Over ‘Tone Deaf’ Supreme Court Ruling to Broaden Gun Rights: ‘It’s Such a Middle Finger to New York’

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ruled in favor of a large expansion of gun rights on Thursday morning, prompting immediate outrage from the hosts of “The View.”In a 6-3 decision, the court struck down a New York law that requires people to demonstrate a specific need for carrying a gun in public in order to get a license to do so.

In their ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that the Constitution protects “an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.” The decision came down just minutes before “The View” started, and so for the most part, the hosts were simply stunned at the start of the show.“The implications, we don’t know, really, what it actually means, but given everything New York City is going through, it seems — I don’t even have the words,” Whoopi Goldberg said as she tried to formulate her thoughts.Guest host Ana Navarro tried to help Whoopi out by supplying the word “stupid” to describe the decision, but that wasn’t quite enough.“It’s such a middle finger to New York,” Whoopi said. “It’s a middle finger to New York because, you know, we have been trying to figure out how to get a handle on all that has been going on in this city in particular with gun laws.

And it makes you wonder: What does this mean?”As the women speculated on the ruling’s larger impact, host Sara Haines admitted that she’s nervous about how many people will simply be collateral damage in potential altercations.

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