Skip to comments.Kagan: Scalia Took Me 'Big-Game Hunting'
Posted on 07/02/2013 11:41:27 AM PDT by drewh
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan told a crowd at the Aspen Ideas Festival that fellow Justice Antonin Scalia took her "big-game hunting," boasting that she had bagged a deer on the trip. "I shoot birds with him two or three times a year now," Kagan said. "At the end of last year we had been bird shooting 4 or 5 times ... he said to me, 'It's time for big-game hunting.' We actually went out to Wyoming this past fall to shoot deer and antelope, and we did ... I shot myself a deer."
Kagan said she began hunting with Scalia to fulfill a promise she made during her confirmation process, during which she fielded questions about her views on the Second Amendment.
"Quite a lot of [lawmakers], both Republicans and Democrats, ask about your view on the Second Amendment. ... They'll say, 'Have you ever held a gun?' " Kagan said. "I grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and this was not something we really did." Kagan said she promised one lawmaker that if she was "lucky enough to be confirmed," she would ask Scalia to take her hunting. "He thought it was hilarious, he thought it was a total crackup," Kagan said of Scalia's response when she attempted to fulfill the promise.
The Supreme Court justice, who just wrapped up one of the more contentious terms, with high-profile cases on the Voting Rights Act and same-sex marriage, admitted that following a grueling session, justices "might need a vacation from one another." But she said her hunting trips with Scalia were indicative of how the justices respected one another despite ideological differences.
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This how we truly win the issue. By genially educating our ignorant adversaries.
I didn’t think she was that big.
This won’t please her leftist fans. Let’s see how she votes on the Second Amendment when it comes up again.
Even a Kagan might vote right once in a decade or two.
Too bad it wasn’t a former VP.
They must have been hunting wild boar. You need something to scare the hogs out of the brush. Most use dogs. But I suppose Kagan would do.
Once again the lib wants to throw out hunting, the 2nd has nothing to do with hunting.
Or a carpet cleaning...
The leisure set.
While I don’t have a problem with hunting, Kagan claims to be an Orthodox Jew . . .. which generally forbids sport hunting by Jews and makes it all but impossible for Jews to eat hunted meat (except in unusual/extreme circumstances).
Anyway, not particularly relevant, but it just shows that she is a fraud on many levels.
I’d of bagged me a water buffalo on that trip.
“They must have been hunting wild boar. You need something to scare the hogs out of the brush. Most use dogs. But I suppose Kagan would do.”
Yes, but how could you tell the difference between Kagan and the hogs? Accident waiting to happen.
Watch your back, Antonin.
As what? a decoy?...........
And in-turn, Kagan helped Scalia change the tie-rods on his car and showed him how to adjust the fuel injectors.
Well, I wouldn’t quite say that.
True, liberals often imply that the Second Amendment is ONLY about hunting, which is not true.
But I think the founders were thinking about the right of citizens to have weapons in the wilderness to defend themselves and their families against dangerous beasts, and to feed their families.
Also, to defend themselves against criminals and outlaws, in the country or the city.
And finally and most specifically, to defend themselves against the government if and when it abuses its proper powers. I wouldn’t rule out any of those legitimate reasons why people should have guns if they choose.
Or purely for sport, whether hunting or target shooting.
...I shot myself a deer.
Any chance she will learn herself some grammar?
This one is too easy. I think I’ll hand it off, but I’m sure there is a Chaz Bono joke in here somewhere.
That’s nice, but to really go hunting she needs to go with Dick Cheney.
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