CURE Supports SCOTUS Decision Protecting Second Amendment
For immediate release: June 23, 2022
Washington, D.C. – Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down New York’s infringement on the right of law-abiding Americans to carry a firearm for personal protection, Star Parker, Founder and President of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), released the following statement:
“The Court’s decision today holds special significance for law-abiding Black Americans, as they are disproportionately victims of crime. Condescending policies that make it hard for Black Americans to protect themselves and their families do nothing to advance ‘equity’ or to reduce crime in urban communities,” said Parker.
Parker continued, “Justice Thomas and his colleagues rightly assert that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect the right of an ordinary, law-abiding citizen to possess a handgun in the home for self-defense and to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home. Law-abiding Black Americans – like all law-abiding Americans – should not have to demonstrate a ‘special need’ to protect themselves and their families.”
Parker concluded, “I applaud the Court’s decision today and call on the States of New York, California, New Jersey, and other states impacted by this decision to respect the Court’s affirmation of our Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights and to refrain from imposing new unconstitutional barriers on law-abiding Americans.”
Parker has long spoken on the rights of gun owners and the Left’s attempts to trample our Second Amendment, including: a recent appearance on the Victory News Channel regarding Matthew McConaughey’s White House speech on gun violence; a video contribution for Straight Arrow News, her nationally syndicated column; and a recent episode of her weekly news digest, CURE America with Star Parker on NRBTV and TCTV.
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