08-06-2010, 09:40 AM #1
Kagan: New Anti-gun Radical on the Supreme Court
Attention Green Hulk Gun Owners:
important news about your rights...
From Gun Owners of America...
U.S. Senate Confirms Anti-gun Radical to the Supreme Court
-- Time to help GOA hold the turncoats accountable
Thursday, August 5, 2010
"After reviewing Ms. Kagan's record and testimony at her confirmation hearing, the GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA concluded that, 'The available evidence portrays her as a forceful advocate of restrictive gun laws and driven by political considerations rather than rule of law.'" -- Sen. John Thune (R-SD), August 5, 2010
ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE TODAY
Senator Thune quoted GOA accurately. Elena Kagan is going to be a disaster on the Supreme Court.
Our gun rights are hanging by a thread. Prior to the vote in the U.S. Senate today, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama sounded the alarm: "Most Americans are totally unaware [that] the Second Amendment hangs by a mere thread [by] two 5-4 decisions recently...."
He was referring, of course, to the two gun-related decisions over the past couple of years where the Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of gun rights.
With this in mind, several Senators spent almost an hour today talking exclusively about the Second Amendment, its importance to all Americans across the country, and the danger that President Obama's most recent pick to the U.S. Supreme Court poses to our gun rights.
Sadly, the Senate today voted 63-37 to confirm Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. While this is disappointing, you need to realize that we got more votes against Kagan than we have ever gotten against a Supreme Court Justice that we've opposed -- more than we garnered against Justices Sotomayor or Ginsburg. (Imagine, Justice Gingsburg only received three negative votes!)
Today, we gained tremendous ground. There were Senators who voted against Kagan today who had NEVER before voted against a Supreme Court Justice. And come this November, we plan to gain even more ground when a new batch of candidates take their seats in the U.S. Senate... when we will probably be able to filibuster (and defeat) any future U.S. Supreme Court Justice that President Obama nominates.
So thank you for all your help in fighting this nominee. Now, it is time for us to shift into high gear and hold the turncoats in Congress accountable. But more on that -- and on yesterday's vote -- below:
08-06-2010, 10:32 AM #2
America is up for grabs. Everyone has their hand out to rip out a piece of her for 'rights'. The Rights have been broken down into so many little nano second moments of 'me, mine', ours, we', that personal responsiblity died a Patriotic death. We are devouring ourselves now from within.
08-06-2010, 10:34 AM #3
Although I think she was full of shit when she supported the 2nd Amendment during questioning in her confirmation hearing, at least she is replacing the liberal Justice Stevens, so I don't think it'll change the balance of the court much. We'll probably see lots more 5-4 decisions.
BTW, appointing a supreme court justice who has no judicial experience makes about as much sense as putting a tax cheat in charge of the IRS or appointing a self-avowed communist to create jobs. At least our fearless leader is consistent.
08-06-2010, 03:12 PM #4
08-06-2010, 09:38 PM #5
Kagan and Sotomayor; these two bloviating bafoons will be sitting there for the rest of their useful lives, handing down stupid rulings. Elections are so important! Remember; It should be noted that on the June 28 ruling, 4 out of the 9 justices did NOT support the Second Amendment which provides Americans a fundamental right to bear arms. 4 out of 9 justices did NOT believe in gun rights for you as an American! The balance can change so easily. No wonder "someone" is so busy trying to stack the Supreme Court with goofballs like Kagan.
Sotomayor’s Anti-Gun Crusade
Sotomayor “is one of only three federal appellate judges in America to issue a court opinion saying that the Second Amendment does not apply to states,” warns Former Ohio secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell.
Citing the Maloney v. Cuomo case, Blackwell concludes, “that means if Chicago, or even the state of Illinois or New York, wants to ban you from owning any guns at all, even in your own house, that’s okay with her.”
Gun rights scholar and Independence Institute Research Director Dave Kopel told Reason that Sotomayor's opinions "demonstrate a profound hostility to Second Amendment rights. If we follow Senator Obama's principle that Senators should vote against judges whose views on legal issues are harmful, then it is hard to see how someone who supports Second Amendment rights could vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor."
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