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Justice Scalia Shares Gun Love with Justice Kagan on Hunting Trip
guns.com ^ | 26 April, 2012 | dabneybailey

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.


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Many of those who are "anti-gun" love guns and hunting. They just do not want the general population to have guns that are not under direct control of the government.

It is a question of who is in charge, after all.

1 posted on 04/26/2012 1:43:44 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Thank God for small favors.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 1:45:54 PM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: marktwain

When I suspected she might be “one of the guys” that isn’t what I had in mind.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 1:46:27 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: marktwain

I hope she isn’t out there influencing Scalia. Lol

“Tony, Look. Do we really need these guns? I have captured this Quail with my bare hands and will now take a bite out of it right here. Real men hunt with their hands and teeth. We should ban guns....”


4 posted on 04/26/2012 1:48:55 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: marktwain

“It is a question of who is in charge, after all.”

Exactly. Leftists want you to completely depend on the government to protect your life at all times...


5 posted on 04/26/2012 1:49:19 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: ZULU

I don’t like anyone going out and killing animals for sport.
My opinion. Jennikins.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 1:49:25 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: marktwain

Now let her get all her medical needs addressed in Cuba so the dolt can see the reality of what obamacare will truly be.

This is your brain, this is your brain infected with liberalism.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 1:51:43 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: marktwain

The 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with whether one has personally fired a gun. Likewise, the 1st Amendment has nothing to do with owning a printing press.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 1:52:48 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: ZULU

a big favor would be hunting with Cheney.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 1:52:56 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: ZULU

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.

I have seen this happen personally to other people several times.

One was a sickly creature who was convinced to be a Vegan and learned to appreciate grilling and now thinks that even ovo lacto vegitarians are crazy.

Sometimes putting a manly women instead of a weak-spined girly man into an position can backfire on the libs in that it is easier for a manly women to embrace conservatism than it is for a effete man to do so.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 1:53:00 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Durus

Do they actualy hunt or are they going to a game farm where the fields are stocked about a 1/2 hr earlier with birds and dogs flush them about 20 25 yards out?


11 posted on 04/26/2012 1:53:26 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Jennikins

That’s about as silly as me declaring... I don’t like anyone going out and picking plants for sport!

If I want to kill an animal or plant.. that’s what they are freaking there for!

Even if I just leave it on the ground, i’ve just made an easy meal for another animal.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 1:55:58 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: Jennikins

I don’t believe in hunting where the carcass would go to waste either, or where it’s likely an animal will only be maimed but not killed, but I do not believe this is the case for almost all hunting.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 1:56:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: GraceG

a dyke is just a tomboy out of place?


14 posted on 04/26/2012 1:57:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: marktwain

I don’t like this at all. Cheney plugged his attorney and last week we had some guy shoot his fiance in FL while hunting. Antonin Scalia is way too valuble to be exposed to an opponent with a gun. Keep Scalia safe. Let Kagen go hunting with Ginsburg.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 2:00:22 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Jennikins
"I don't like anyone going out and killing animals for sport."

And I don't like you.

Stuff your 'opinion', and keep it in California where it belongs.

16 posted on 04/26/2012 2:00:28 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Jennikins
I'd have to agree. I don't kill animals for sport. I kill for food, or for protection of crops or livestock.

But that doesn't take away from the enjoyment of coydog hunting when they become a problem.

/johnny

17 posted on 04/26/2012 2:01:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: marktwain

“Justice Scalia Shares Gun Love with Justice Kagan on Hunting Trip”

Maybe he’s using the old Dick Cheney hunting trick...


18 posted on 04/26/2012 2:01:22 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: iowamark
The 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with whether one has personally fired a gun. Likewise, the 1st Amendment has nothing to do with owning a printing press.

But by having a person actually use either of those devices, they are more likely to support it's use.

19 posted on 04/26/2012 2:01:39 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: reefdiver

“Do they actualy hunt or are they going to a game farm where the fields are stocked about a 1/2 hr earlier with birds and dogs flush them about 20 25 yards out?”

I could care less either way.


20 posted on 04/26/2012 2:03:16 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 2:04:15 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

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.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 2:04:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Jennikins

A nice bear rug and some bear steaks.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 2:05:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Let Kagen go hunting with Ginsburg


24 posted on 04/26/2012 2:05:38 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

[ a dyke is just a tomboy out of place? ]

Or a tomboy who was “liberally indoctrinated.”


25 posted on 04/26/2012 2:05:46 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: marktwain

I am sure she will work hard to protect “her” gun rights.


26 posted on 04/26/2012 2:06:13 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Jennikins

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?


27 posted on 04/26/2012 2:08:15 PM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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To: Jennikins

“I don’t 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.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 2:09:04 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: iowamark
"the 1st Amendment has nothing to do with owning a printing press."

Or a church, or a Hall.

29 posted on 04/26/2012 2:09:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My exact thoughts.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 2:11:51 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 2:12:16 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.


32 posted on 04/26/2012 2:12:16 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: Dusty Road; Jennikins

Yup. And not just gun hunting — I know a guy who goes hunting with bow and arrow. Got a freezer full of deerburger.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 2:13:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Jennikins
I don’t know anyone who kills for food nowadays

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.

34 posted on 04/26/2012 2:13:51 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Jennikins
I don’t know anyone who kills for food nowadays.

Unless you are a vegan, someone else is doing the killing for you.

35 posted on 04/26/2012 2:14:59 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: Jennikins
I don’t know anyone who kills for food nowadays.

i do for one.
i've got a daughter who is allergic to beef, but venison and elk are fine. so a big part of why i still hunt is to get her steak and burgers.
36 posted on 04/26/2012 2:15:13 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: JRandomFreeper
coydog hunting

That's not "hunting".

It's "pest control".

And much more entertaining than setting a mousetrap.

37 posted on 04/26/2012 2:15:23 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: marktwain

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.


38 posted on 04/26/2012 2:16:22 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Dusty Road

Not entirely true. Down here in Texas killing hogs and letting them lay is allowed.


39 posted on 04/26/2012 2:17:00 PM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: GraceG

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...


40 posted on 04/26/2012 2:17:17 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
It certainly takes some skill and cunning. Opposable thumbs win, though.

/johnny

41 posted on 04/26/2012 2:18:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jennikins

Killing wild hogs down here in Texas is, well, more of sport than for food, and is sanctioned by the state.


42 posted on 04/26/2012 2:19:09 PM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: diogenes ghost

I should not give my opinion, but we should all have yours.


43 posted on 04/26/2012 2:19:26 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: Jennikins

Ma’am, far be it from us to tell you to scat... we believe there’s a place for all God’s creatures, right next to the potatoes on the dinner plate. We love them, they’re finger licking good.... I know you mean well, but what are you going to do about the cats and the dogs? They both need meat too and they aren’t nearly as scrupulous as humans are about getting it humanely in the wild. I think if you could ask an animal if it would rather be slaughtered by a human or torn to death by another wild beast, there would be no doubt.


44 posted on 04/26/2012 2:19:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: marktwain

Obama having a heart attack


45 posted on 04/26/2012 2:20:16 PM PDT by dila813
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To: eastforker

In PA you’re supposed to leave ferral hogs and coyotes where they fall but you are supposed to call the Game Commission and tell them where you shot it.


46 posted on 04/26/2012 2:20:36 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ginsburg? LOL The recoil of a BB gun would probably knock her on her butt.


47 posted on 04/26/2012 2:21:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Jennikins
I don’t like anyone going out and killing animals for sport.

I can appreciate your aversion to that. Now tell us what you think about the hundreds of thousands of needless deaths of electrons that take place every time you put fingers to keyboard and make a post here on FR or anywhere else for that matter? Is that not horrifying carnage?

Step away from the keyboard, turn the computer off, let those innocent electrons live.
48 posted on 04/26/2012 2:22:03 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: eastforker
Had an argument about that with my brother. He had trapped to little ones, about 12 lbs or so, and wanted to cut them up for coydog trap bait. I wanted to eat them. He did promise me the next couple of little ones he traps. I love me some tender young piglet.

Apparently, so do the coydogs.

And yes, it's legal to leave them, which I would do with anything over 150lbs. Destructive little buggers.

/johnny

49 posted on 04/26/2012 2:22:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jennikins
What else would they do with the animal after they killed it? I don’t know anyone who kills for food nowadays.

You don't get out much, do you?

Either that, or you live in some large city near the coasts.

Hunting is a human right. I kill for food, and then thank God for the animal's life sustaining mine, as I cut its heart out.

Mmmmmm, tasty.

50 posted on 04/26/2012 2:22:54 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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