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Statement on Elena Kaganís Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court (Wayne LaPierre & Chris W. Cox)
NRA-ILA ^ | August 05, 2010 | Wayne LaPierre & Chris W. Cox

Posted on 08/05/2010 6:16:09 PM PDT by neverdem


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Statement on Elena Kagan’s Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court

Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President, National Rifle Association & Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elena Kagan to the highest Court in the land. To NRA members and gun owners nationwide, Ms. Kagan presents a clear and present danger to the right to keep and bear arms. Her political record reveals that she does not believe the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right and, in her recent testimony, she refused to acknowledge respect for the God-given right of self-defense. That is why, more than a month ago, the NRA announced its strong opposition to Elena Kagan’s confirmation to the Court. In that announcement, it was made very clear that this vote matters and will be considered in the NRA's candidate evaluations.

The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right that applies to all law-abiding Americans. Nonetheless, during the hearings Ms. Kagan refused to state her support for the Second Amendment, saying only that the matter was "settled law." When asked about the Heller decision, Justice Sonia Sotomayor used the phrase "settled law" repeatedly during her confirmation hearings to win support. Justice Sotomayor then worked to destroy the Second Amendment in the McDonald case. We have no doubt that Ms. Kagan shares the same view of the Second Amendment.

Since she has no judicial record, we have only her political record to examine. And that political record demonstrates a clear hostility to our right to keep and bear arms. As a clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall, Ms. Kagan said she was "not sympathetic" to a challenge to Washington, D.C.’s ban on firearms. As a domestic policy advisor in the Clinton White House, a colleague described her as "immersed" in Clinton’s aggressive assaults on the Second Amendment. As U.S. Solicitor General, Ms. Kagan chose not to file a brief last year in the landmark McDonald case, thus taking the position that incorporating the Second Amendment and applying it to the states was of no interest to the Obama Administration or the federal government.

The expansive support that self-defense laws, the decisions in the historic Heller and McDonald cases, and the Second Amendment enjoy from the American public is a clear indication that Elena Kagan’s radical views are out of the mainstream. Any nominee, that far out-of-step with the American people, should not be on the Supreme Court.

The nomination and confirmation of two justices with an inherent bias against the Second Amendment is a direct assault on our treasured freedom. The fate of our Second Amendment hangs perilously - by one vote. The need for eternal vigilance on the part of every American has never been greater.




Find this item at: http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/NewsReleases.aspx?ID=14101


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bhobanglist; bhoscotus; kagan; nationalrifleassn; nra
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To: neverdem

Yah... so, you jest keep supportin Dingy Harry, there Wayne...


21 posted on 08/05/2010 7:24:05 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: neverdem
I see you have been suckered too. Reid sets it up so he can vote pro-gun all the time knowing the fix is in and that he has enough votes to pass the anti-gun bill. He is the worst kind of scum bag.
22 posted on 08/05/2010 7:26:13 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: neverdem

23 posted on 08/05/2010 7:27:59 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: trumandogz
Good to see that the NRA will now strongly oppose Kagan now that she has been confirmed by the Senate.

NRA blasts Kagan as threat to gun rights

They announced their opposition to Kagan once the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings were done over a month ago.

24 posted on 08/05/2010 7:34:27 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: The Worthless Miracle
Party leaders need to oust the 5 rinos who voted for this troll.

IIRC, Judd Gregg is retiring. Lugar and Grahamnesty should be primaried. Collins & Snowe could be primaried, but the result might be a rat winning in the general election.

25 posted on 08/05/2010 7:39:35 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: 84rules

Yeah LaPierre, Harry says she’ll be a great justice like Sotomayor. Go Ahead Make My Day says Dingy Harry


26 posted on 08/05/2010 7:45:06 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: neverdem

I have made(as per)a BRILLIANT deduction!If you look at her photo(upper lip/up),she’s a dead ringer for Bob Costas!


27 posted on 08/05/2010 7:51:24 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: bandleader

Or the Waynes Wold guy ( mike myers.


28 posted on 08/05/2010 7:52:35 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: IceAge; tumblindice; April Lexington; Steelers6
They can’t have it both ways, I will not support the NRA because of their support of Reid.

Harry's no sure bet. Check the link in comment# 18.

29 posted on 08/05/2010 7:53:40 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem; All

The only upside I can see to this debacle is that we won’t have to wince at any more staged photos of `Butch’ in a tight dress and stilt heels, crossing her leg left ankle on her right knee like an NFL linebacker.
That was awkward for everyone.
A Saturday Night Live butt-hole is a US senator, a muslim Marxist is president and a bull dyke is a Supreme Court Justice. To paraphrase Maggie Thatcher, they’ve run out of our money.
This country is so screwed.


30 posted on 08/05/2010 8:03:36 PM PDT by tumblindice ("With friends like these, who needs enemas?" Miss Lindsey Graham)
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To: neverdem

Are you “raining” on my leg, everdem? Wayne’s lips were vapor-locked to Harry’s skinny a** at the dedication of that NV gun range.


31 posted on 08/05/2010 8:08:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (It's not a matter of whether any longer. Now it's a matter of when.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
I see you have been suckered too. Reid sets it up so he can vote pro-gun all the time knowing the fix is in and that he has enough votes to pass the anti-gun bill.

The Senate in this Congress has had four 2nd Amendment Votes, IIRC, Kagan and Sotomayor were party line votes with the exception of Nelson from Nebraska today. The Coburn Amendment for concealed carry in national parks passed. He did that trick once with the Thune Amendment for reciprocity of concealed carry privileges amongst the states. What did I forget?

32 posted on 08/05/2010 8:09:09 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: tumblindice
Are you “raining” on my leg, everdem?

No. Let's just wait until the ratings come out, and see if they endorse Reid.

33 posted on 08/05/2010 8:19:51 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Cicero
Are these klutzes going to continue to support Snowe and Collins?

And Fancy Grahamnesty, or Lugar or any of the Dems who voted for her?

34 posted on 08/05/2010 8:23:19 PM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: The Worthless Miracle

“Party leaders need to oust the 5 rinos who voted for this troll.”

Before that can happen the “party leaders” need to be replaced with real Republicans.


35 posted on 08/05/2010 8:39:21 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Liberalism draws criminals as excrement draws flies. Liberals are only good for bait.)
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To: 84rules
So, is the NRA still going to endorse Harry Reid?

The same Harry Reid that voted for Kagan? Both of whom by the way are anti-Second Amendment clowns.

36 posted on 08/06/2010 2:22:25 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: neverdem

Harry Reid is no supporter of the Second Amendment. He’s running for re-election and he won’t get re-elected running as a anti-gun freak in the state of Nevada. That day at the LV gun range was a photo op.


37 posted on 08/06/2010 2:32:02 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: neverdem

It is not if you fumble it is when you fumble.

http://gunowners.org/is-harry-reid-pro-gun-or-anti-gun.htm


38 posted on 08/06/2010 5:15:01 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: 84rules; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
84rules wrote:
"So, is the NRA still going to endorse Harry Reid?"

Why don't you call them and ask?

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

39 posted on 08/06/2010 6:21:53 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: neverdem

It is interesting to see how many FReepers fell for the liberal-planted story that the NRA was going to endorse Reid.

I thought conservatives were smarter than this.


40 posted on 08/06/2010 6:41:29 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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