It was a bombshell day in court.
But there was one ruling that stuck out like a sore thumb.
And these Supreme Court Justices handed down one major decision that left Americans scratching their heads.
The Supreme Court’s landmark 2022 decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen put state-level gun control schemes under a microscope.
Justices ruled that gun control needed to comport with the American history and tradition of protecting Second Amendment rights.
That led to a slew of legal challenges at the state level to so-called “assault weapons” bans, magazine capacity limits, and restrictions on concealed carrying of firearms.
One of those legal challenges to Hawaii’s concealed carrying bans reached the state Supreme Court.
State Supremes invoked “spirit” in ruling
And in yet another example of how leftist Judges just make it up as they go along, the Hawaii State Supreme Court – one of the most liberal in America – ruled that the “spirit of Aloha” – which is completely a figment of their imagination – contradicts the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.
“We read those words differently than the current United States Supreme Court. We hold that in Hawai’i there is no state constitutional right to carry a firearm in public,” the court wrote, adding that “the spirit of Aloha clashes with a federally-mandated lifestyle that lets citizens walk around with deadly weapons during day-to-day activities.”
The “spirit of Aloha” isn’t a real legal doctrine, and what it amounts to is the Judges and leftists hate guns, so the leftist Judges can rule their feelings override the United States Supreme Court and the plain wording of the Constitution.
“The history of the Hawaiian Islands does not include a society where armed people move about the community to possibly combat the deadly aims of others,” the opinion added.
Oddly enough, the Judges claimed upholding the Second Amendment infringes upon the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
“The Government’s interest in reducing firearms violence through reasonable weapons regulations has preserved peace and tranquility in Hawai’i. A free-wheeling right to carry guns in public degrades other constitutional rights,” the opinion continued.
Exercising gun rights can help protect others
“The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, encompasses a right to freely and safely move in peace and tranquility. Laws regulating firearms in public preserve ordered liberty and advance these rights,” the Judges wrote.
Democrats suddenly got religion on the right to life when it comes to restricting Second Amendment rights, while claiming the Constitution allows states to deny unborn babies the right to life through unrestricted abortion on demand up until the moment of birth.
The Judges capped off the lunatic fringe opinion by stating that there is no right to self-defense in public in the state of Hawaii.
“There is no individual right to keep and bear arms under Article I, Section 17. So there is no constitutional right to carry a firearm in public for possible self-defense,” the Judges claimed.
That contradicts natural law, where the right to self-defense is fundamental.
But apparently in Hawaii, the Constitution and natural law must take a backseat to the “spirit of Aloha.”
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