Unsurprising Hollywood Freak Out After SCOTUS Decision on Second Amendment Case

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    Stars such as Julianne Moore, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, George Takei, and Albert Brooks erupted in fury at the high court after the court's announcement on Thursday.

    The Supreme Court “has put the desires of the gun extremists over the safety of our children,” Julianne Moore wrote on Instagram.

    The ruling is “a middle finger to New York,” Whoopi Goldberg stated on The View on ABC.

    “Truly a disgraceful ruling,” Barbra Streisand tweeted.

    On Thursday, The Supreme Court struck down New York's law that required gun buyers to show “proper cause” to obtain an authorization to carry concealed guns outside of the home.

    In a majority opinion authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, the justices ruled that New York's law was in violation of the Second Amendment. “We know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating to government officers some special need,” Justice Thomas wrote.

    Thomas suggested that other states with similar laws may be affected by the ruling of the court.

    “In 43 States, the government issues licenses to carry based on objective criteria,” the author wrote. “But in six states, including New York, the government further conditions issuance of a license to carry on a citizen's showing of some additional special need.”

    New York resident, Julianne Moore, one of the film industry's top gun control advocates, has accused the court of placing the interests of “gun extremists” over children.

    Fellow New Yorker Bette Midler tweeted “shame, shame, SHAME” on the “conservative” justices. The actress also called the top judiciary “ridiculous” and “laughable.”

    Brooklyn native and long-time Malibu local, Barbra Streisand, said the ruling was “disgraceful.”

    Star Trek star George Takei has also voiced his displeasure.

    Rob Reiner accused the Supreme Court of creating “death by firearms more convenient.”

    Broadcast News star Albert Brooks said that the Supreme Court is out of the loop with popular opinion.

    Bravo's Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi asked “how many people need to die?”

    NBC show, The West Wing, star Joshua Malina has called the ruling of the court “sickening.”

    MGM's No Time to Die star, Jeffrey Wright, was also clearly unsatisfied by the ruling.

    HBO's The Wire star, Wendell Pierce, predicted that New York will devolve into the Wild West.

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