Hochul says the Supreme Court is ‘living in the 1700s’

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) said the Supreme Court is “living in the 1700s” after it overturned a Trump-era ban on gun bump stocks.

“I mean, they are so out of touch. They’re literally living in the 1700s. They go back to what our Founding Fathers said about guns at a time when we had muskets. We didn’t have bump stocks. We didn’t have machine guns,” she said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

“We didn’t have the capacity of a mass shooting that steals the lives of people in my hometown of Buffalo or that kills so many at a gathering of young people out west at a concert,” she added.

The Supreme Court invalidated the ban earlier this month on bump stocks, which convert semiautomatic weapons to ones capable of firing hundreds of rounds per minute. Democrats, including President Biden, criticized the ruling shortly after.

Hochul echoed Biden’s statement on the ruling. The president called on Congress to pass legislation banning bump stocks after the decision.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation last week to ban the bump stocks, saying it was “no surprise to see the Supreme Court roll back this necessary public safety rule as they push their out-of-touch extreme agenda.”

Senate Republicans blocked this effort last week, with many saying that the high court ruled correctly.

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