On Wednesday, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah nominated rabid anti-gun Judge Merrick Garland to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died mysteriously in mid-February. Now, a pro-Second Amendment group is calling on the Senate to tell Obama that his Supreme Court pick is dead on arrival.
While the Senate has foolishly confirmed way too many anti-American and anti-constitutional people to several the Supreme Court and to places in the Obama administration (Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, John Brennan, etc.), the Senate does not have to confirm or even give Garland a hearing. However, they are most definitely the body that should seek to stop virtually any nomination that Obama puts forward through the rest of his term.
Gun Owners of America are calling on the Senate to “bury this nomination and write ‘Dead on Arrival’ as its epitaph.
According to GOA, there are several reasons for this action.
“He supported the DC gun ban in 2007, voting to reconsider the Heller case after a three judge panel had ruled against the ban,” GOA Communications Director Erich Pratt wrote in an email. “Hence, we don’t have to speculate as to how Garland would vote on Heller if confirmed to the Supreme Court — he’s already voted against Heller once before, thereby showing he’d effectively rip the Second Amendment from the Constitution!”
I tend to agree with that since he has already demonstrated a disdain for the rights of the people that are to be protected under our Constitution.
Pratt further stated, “In a 2000 case, Garland voted to maintain the registration of gun owners, supporting efforts by the Clinton administration to use the instant check to illegally retain gun owners’ names for six months. This shows that Judge Garland not only hates the Second Amendment, he supports the ability of a President to illegally use executive power to advance liberal causes.”
With the death of Justice Scalia, many important cases that were before the Supreme Court were derailed. Second Amendment issues involving executive orders were also before the court. For the most part, those rulings may come down divided, essentially offering no majority opinion. However, if Garland was to be confirmed, it would most likely tip the court against the Second Amendment.
“If Garland were confirmed, we can expect to see him vote to effectively rescind the Second Amendment,” said Pratt. “That means we’ll see more gun registration, more gun bans, and more restrictions on carrying firearms — all of it approved by the Supreme Court. As a practical matter, good people will go to prison for exercising their constitutionally-protected rights.”
“We know that Obama and the Court can’t abrogate the 2nd Amendment — not legally,” Pratt concluded. “The Constitution supersedes any unlawful action to the contrary. But a change in the Court — with the anti-gun decisions that follow — will give the ‘green light’ for all kinds of gun registration and gun bans.”