Skip to comments.Obama Promises Supreme Court That Will Destroy Second Amendment (frmr NRA pres)
Posted on 11/03/2008 5:51:15 AM PST by connell
By Sandy Froman
Senator Barack Obama says he will respect gun owners, but campaign talk is cheap. What gun owners must know before they vote is that Obama promises to appoint a U.S. Supreme Court that will eradicate the Second Amendment from the Constitution.
On June 26, in the case District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court held in a split 5-4 decision that the Second Amendment secures a right to keep and bear arms for private citizens, and struck down the D.C. law that banned all handguns and readily-usable firearms, even in your own home.
That decision turned on a single vote. The four liberal justices on the Supreme Court voted against the Second Amendment and to uphold the gun ban. They wrote that the Second Amendment confers no right whatsoever on private citizens, that Americans have no personal right to own guns of any sort, and the government can confiscate or ban them at will.
The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms survived by the slimmest of margins. If a single justice had voted the other way, the Second Amendment would have been erased from the Constitution forever.
Obama’s record shows his assurances to gun owners are cheap campaign talk. He has an unbroken record of voting for every anti-gun measure to come before him. He’s voted to outlaw ammunition and to allow trial lawyers to sue gun makers and dealers for the misuse of firearms by criminals. He has voted against the self-defense rights of victims of crime. He even wrote as early as 1996 that he supported a law to ban all handguns.
But even if he had no anti-gun record, he has said who he would appoint to the Supreme Court and the justices he would appoint will take away our Second Amendment rights.
He has singled out one justice on the Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as his model for Supreme Court appointments. Justice Ginsburg was one of the four who voted that private citizens have no Second Amendment rights at all, and voted to uphold D.C.’s handgun ban.
The next president will probably have at least three Supreme Court appointments in his first term alone. Not since Ronald Reagan has any president had that many vacancies in a single term. If Barack Obama becomes president, appointing three more Ginsburgs to the Supreme Court could doom the Second Amendment.
He has repeated his Supreme Court preference multiple times. In debates and in speeches, Obama has said time and time again that he will appoint liberal justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court and to our lower federal courts as well.
Just this week, a radio interview from 2001 surfaced, in which Obama said that he believes the Supreme Court should go further and start redistributing income to achieve what he calls “economic justice.” A judge who is willing to take your money and give it to someone else won’t hesitate to take your guns.
Every supporter of the Second Amendment has a duty to protect our right to keep and bear arms. Our gun rights are a precious part of our American heritage and one of the reasons we continue as a free nation. Our Founding Fathers considered that right so sacred that they wrote it in the Bill of Rights next to our freedoms of speech and religion.
Every gun owner owes it to the next generation to protect our right to keep and bear arms. This right isn’t ours to lose, it belongs to our children and grandchildren.
Barack Obama promises a Supreme Court made up of justices who have demonstrated in writing their intention to eliminate the Second Amendment from the Constitution. America’s gun owners must stop him at the polls on November 4. History shows that once a nation’s citizens lose the right to keep and bear arms, they never get it back.
As Theodore Roosevelt said, “A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” On Tuesday, use your vote wisely; vote to protect the Second Amendment, vote for John McCain.
*Sandy Froman is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the former president of the National Rifle Association of America.
Don’t know about anyone else, but my morning newspaper came wrapped in a NRA sleeve letting everyone know this, and telling everyone to vote against Hussein.
Obama is a green tree hugging, pro gun control, anti death penalty, pro abortion, pro animal rights, pro illegal immigration, anti Christmas, pro child molestation, intolerant socialist muslim millionaire that thinks that slamming the country is patriotic.
Same with gay marriage. Claiming they take a popular position but then appoint justices that force the opposite of their supposed positions. But no one really questions candidates on details, like make both candidates explain a number of rulings and why they agreed or disagreed on them. (they wont answer I know)
Well to be fair - Obama says he is not a SECRET communist - so we can deduce he is an overt communist.
A friend told me last night that Obama has said something about taking away local power in favor of Federal power. Not sure what he was talking about because it was in the midst of a business meeting, but it sounds like Obama really is a old-style communist centralizer. Any idea, though, of any specific quotes along these lines?
He's talking via Federal law...so much for state's rights.
I believe 37-40 states have enacted shall issue concealed carry laws. (Could be wrong so need to flame me.) In the event that it appears that Heller may be overturned, it would take 34 states to call a constitutional convention and 37 states to ratify a constitutional amendment to make it the law of the land. While we are at it, we can toss in the fairness doctrine, term limits, balanced budget, etc. It may seem drastic but we may not have a choice. I’m not ready to give up without a fight. And I would rather die fighting than simply rolling over.
There mmay be a thread on his proposed “Federal Civilian Security(?) Force” probably a domestic Peace Corps for youth service - not a reinstated military draft - more like a Police State IMHO!
I like that. I like it a lot!
Senator Obama was nearly 17 minutes into his July 2 speech (yet another one where naming Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was required) in Colorado Springs, Colorado when he deviated from his pre-released script and performed without the teleprompter net saying,
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” (emphasis added)
That is not about to happen.
I never resended my Service Oath, and I'm still armed. I'm right there beside you. My knees make noises when I walk, but my aim is true.
To protect the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Never gave mine up either - been out of the service twice as long as I was in, but the oath still stands.
They can only do to us that which we allow them to do. I’m not going down easy.
I’ve been out ten times as long as I served and I hear you.
Obama is clearly a domestic enemy as are his enablers and
It may actually take resistance to save the Republic.
If the Dems get a super-majority, I expect them to “pack the court’ by adding two more liberal justices to get their majority.
I believe he might use his civilian thug force to come and try get our guns
If they come here I hope they realise that my state Fl has the castle law.
any one I mean anyone with a gun or who believes in the right to self defence who votes for obama then needs their head testing and deserves to have their gun taken away form them because of their ignorance to the facts
The 2nd Amendment is the only amendment that inherently protects itself.
Even those of us who don’t own guns (and don’t care to) realize that the gov’t that wants to take away your final course of self-preservation is the gov’t that wants you dead.
In other words, let ‘em try.
Same thing here, also inside the paper was a full page ad by the NRA also.
Well, my right to keep and bear arms in non negotiable. I use all three boxes to protect it. The ballot box. The legal box. The cartridge box.
If this happens, then there WILL be a new civil war.
“I never resended my Service Oath”
“Never gave mine up either”
I myself have been out for the same number of years that I was in, and I can probably still shoot 40 out of 40 on the Q range.
“Im not ready to give up without a fight. And I would rather die fighting than simply rolling over.”
You are not alone.
“I never resended my Service Oath, and I’m still armed. I’m right there beside you. My knees make noises when I walk, but my aim is true.”
You and me both, brother.
Just as Thomas Jefferson said: “The Second Amendment is for when they try to take it away.”
“If this happens, then there WILL be a new civil war.”
That’s a fact. It will be the second “Shot heard ‘round the world.” We may very well be looking at a modern day Lexington and Concord.
I went to a gun show this past weekend in Wilmington, Ohio. It was VERY lively and many were talking about the election. A new Supreme Court can rule what they wish but there are too many clingers like myself who would NEVER give up their guns.
I am afriad myself of what might and could happen, I really don’t want to shoot anybody, I guess I my have to though if they come after my guns. Then I am afraid i’ll end up in prison. What will become of my family? Will we all band together?
Obama has said that packing the Supreme Court with additional justices is OK. Watch out, he doesn’t have to wait until a justice resigns to get his way at the Supreme Court.
That is messed up.