Ron Perlman slammed for deleted tweet saying Supreme Court gun decision 'for whites only'
Ron Perlman was confronted by angry social media users after he voiced his opinion following Thursday's Supreme Court 6-3 ruling striking down a nearly century-old New York state law which restricted who could obtain a permit to carry a gun in public.
"The latest Supreme Court decision on firearms neglects to say the one thing that they actually meant to say; for whites only," he tweeted just after 12 p.m.
The social media post received thousands of likes, comments and retweets before Perlman deleted his words less than 30 minutes later.
The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen, was the first major Second Amendment case to come before the Supreme Court in more than a decade.
Another Twitter user wrote: "A decision written by a black guy is "FoR wHiTeS OnLy"?
"This ruling contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all," Biden said in a statement.
On Tuesday, John Mellencamp slammed politicians for their lack of action and "vague" new gun control laws following the Uvalde mass shooting in May that left 19 students and two teachers dead at Robb Elementary.
Mellencamp seemed to be referring to the U.S. Senate vote Tuesday that advanced a new bipartisan gun control bill that, if passed, could bring the first significant change to firearm legislation in decades.
SENATE PASSES BIPARTISAN GUN CONTROL BILLThe Senate voted 65 to 33 to pass the bill late Thursday night.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPTe bill is the first major legislation for gun control since 1994's Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, better known as the assault weapons ban.
He added, "This bipartisan legislation will help protect Americans.
The House of Representatives should promptly vote on this bipartisan bill and send it to my desk."