Skip to comments.Justice Scalia Shares Gun Love with Justice Kagan on Hunting Trip
Posted on 04/26/2012 1:43:37 PM PDT by marktwain
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has found himself a new enthusiastic hunting partner in fellow Justice Elena Kagan. We know what you're thinking: "Wait a second, isn't Kagan that new judge Obama appointed?" Yep, that's the one. We're just as surprised (and delighted) as you are.
We have to give some kudos to Scalia, but it looks as though we have Sen. James Risch of Idaho to ultimately thank for this fortunate turn of events. Back in 2010 when Obama nominated Kagan for the Supreme Court position, Risch asked Kagan about her views on gun rights. She admitted that she'd never fired a gun before, but made a promise to go hunting with Scalia if she were confirmed.
Kagan kept her promise and went on a hunting trip with her philosophical opposite. The pair took a quick trip to a Virginia shooting range, followed by a hunting trip in the Washington area. When asked about the experience, Kagan replied, "It turns out, it's really good fun." The pair are planning on hunting again in Montana this October.
We can't be certain if Justice Scalia was motivated by political reasons or simply by a desire to find a new hunting pal, but we're not complaining. Another Supreme Court justice discovering her newfound love of guns is music to our ears. It's all a bit ironic considering that Kagan came off as a unsympathetic to gun rights a few years ago. As it turns out, all it took to get her to change her mind about guns was to actually pick one up.
What else would they do with the animal after they killed it?
I don’t know anyone who kills for food nowadays.
Live and let live is my motto.
perhaps she is a little less likely to believe nonsense about it, if she does. she will discover that the gun doesn’t whisper sinister things to her at all, nor does it jump up and chase quarry down.
A nice bear rug and some bear steaks.
[ a dyke is just a tomboy out of place? ]
Or a tomboy who was “liberally indoctrinated.”
I am sure she will work hard to protect “her” gun rights.
I don’t like people who don’t like killing animals for sport and meat to offer an unsolicted personal opinion.
We are not asking you to hunt and kill (for sport or meat). Just to leave us alone. Okay?
“I dont know anyone who kills for food nowadays.”
I don’t know anybody who doesn’t, you do realize that all 50 states have laws in place that make it a crime to waste or leave in the field any game animal taken.
Or a church, or a Hall.
My exact thoughts.
And she will be exposed to gun owners, and hopefully ones like I know that respect guns, animals, humans, the law, etc.; and therefore less likely to believe the nonsense about gun owners as well.
Animals are not there just for you to kill them.
They are there to live, just like you are.
A plant is entirely different. They are not breathing and living creatures like an animal.
Yes, I know they breathe too, but not like a flesh and blood animal. BTW, I do not eat meat, ever.
Yup. And not just gun hunting — I know a guy who goes hunting with bow and arrow. Got a freezer full of deerburger.
Move out to Missouri and you will find people with freezers full of venison, who eat quail and pheasant seasonally, whose Thanksgiving dinner is centered around a Tom that they got with a bow, and who enjoy a nice squirrel stew on a cold winter day.
Just because you don't know anyone who does it, doesn't mean that there aren't millions who do it.
Unless you are a vegan, someone else is doing the killing for you.
That's not "hunting".
It's "pest control".
And much more entertaining than setting a mousetrap.
If I were Scalia, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near Kagan when she’s carrying a gun. If she shot him, she’d claim it was an accident (like Cheney’s) and there is no way Obama would prosecute. Oops. Oh well, Obama, better appoint someone new.
Not entirely true. Down here in Texas killing hogs and letting them lay is allowed.
Manly Women (lesbians) who are taught to hate things (without actually dealing with them) that are manly will actually change their minds about them if they are exposed to them in a positive manner.”
Good thing they didn’t bring Anthony Weiner...