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If you care about gun rights, you must act on Heller ^ | 8/14/2013 | netWMD Staff

Posted on 08/14/2013 6:50:01 PM PDT by forty_years

If you are a gun rights supporter and already know about the court case of the District of Columbia v. Heller, then go to this link and take "ACTION: Urge your Senators to oppose the anti-gun 'nuclear option' to blow up the Senate rules. Tell them that any vote in favor of weakening the filibuster rules for judicial confirmations will ultimately result in a reversal of the Heller case and [be] a body-blow to the Second Amendment."

If you're unfamiliar with the Heller case, read on. From the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) in 2008:

... the District of Columbia appealed a Court of Appeals ruling affirming that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms, and that the District's bans on handguns, carrying firearms within the home and possession of functional firearms for self-defense violate that fundamental right.

"Anti-gun politicians can no longer deny that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right," said NRA chief lobbyist Chris W. Cox. "All law-abiding Americans have a fundamental, God-given right to defend themselves in their homes. Washington, D.C. must now respect that right." ...

Heller, and therefore individual gun rights, are in jeopardy as Senate Democrats are once again trying to change their chamber's rules and make the filibuster useless. From Gun Owners of America (GOA):

... You remember when Harry Reid was threatening to destroy the Senate filibuster in January -- and later in July -- in order to approve Leftist Obama-supported nominees

You remember, at the time, we said that, if Reid "pulled the trigger" on this so-called nuclear option to destroy the filibuster in some cases -- thus eliminating the need for Reid to garner 60 votes some of the time -- there would be no impediment to Reid doing anything he wanted with 50 votes (plus Biden) in other cases?

And you remember we said that it wouldn't take long before Reid tried to limit the filibuster and use a mere 50 Democratic votes to approve other things as well -- like an anti-gun Supreme Court justice to replace Supreme Court "swing vote" Anthony Kennedy? The immediate ramification of such an appointment would be to overturn the Heller case (which held that the Second Amendment is an "individual right," not just the right of a state to raise a militia).

Finally, you remember that Harry Reid said, at the time, that his shady precedent would just apply to Executive Branch nominees, not judges?

Well, it hasn't taken long for his lie to be exposed.

The anti-gun Democratic Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy (D-VT), has just called for blowing up the Senate rules to approve judges with 50 votes See Roll Call, "Leahy Eyes 'Nuclear Option' Threat to Confirm Judges," (August 2, 2013).

Although Leahy doesn't explicitly say so, this would eventually include Obama's prospective anti-gun replacement to the 80-year-old Kennedy -- and would mean that the Second Amendment, in the eyes of the courts, would no longer exist.

Again, Justice Kennedy cast the deciding vote on the 5-4 Heller decision So, if he is replaced by an anti-gun Obama nominee, Heller is gone. ...

Don't let unprincipled politicians take away our gun rights. ACT NOW by following this link, filling in a little information, and contacting your Senators.

You can also use and share the following resources for protecting the Second Amendment:

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Join organizations advocating for the Second Amendment (I belong to all of these personally) -- they'll provide you with general gun rights info and keep you up-to-date on current issues affecting gun ownership:

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Get informed about recent attacks on the Second Amendment

TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; guncontrol; gunrights; heller; secondamendment; senate

1 posted on 08/14/2013 6:50:01 PM PDT by forty_years
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To: forty_years
Wait a minute. You mean some of those loudly self-proclaimed "strong supporters of the right to hunt and fish" in the Senate might have been fibbing a little?
2 posted on 08/14/2013 8:09:32 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: forty_years; All

Partial Government control is Socialism.

There is partial Liberty with Socialism.

Total Government control is Communism.

There is no Liberty with Communism.

Conservatives are dedicated to conserving Liberty.

The Federal politicians who support whole or partial Government control are either Socialists or Communists.

Conservatives should not donate money or time to these Socialists or Communists.

3 posted on 08/14/2013 8:31:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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4 posted on 08/14/2013 9:24:02 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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