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.
Killing wild hogs down here in Texas is, well, more of sport than for food, and is sanctioned by the state.
I should not give my opinion, but we should all have yours.
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.
Obama having a heart attack
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.
Ginsburg? LOL The recoil of a BB gun would probably knock her on her butt.
Apparently, so do the coydogs.
And yes, it's legal to leave them, which I would do with anything over 150lbs. Destructive little buggers.
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.
Scalia and Ginsberg take turns preparing dinner each month for each other and their families. They have for years now. I would love to hear their dinner conversation. They also vacation together with their families.
Most hunters eat what they kill. Many millions of them.
I think that goes beyond cruelty. Hunting with a bow
and arrow is that. The animal does not die immediately.
Imagine how the poor animal feels.
This really could mean nothing substantial.
All that is known is she likes guns. That doesn’t mean she wants everyone ELSE to have one. The only inference is that she wouldn’t mind having one. That doesn’t equate into her wanting the rest of us to have one.
I will give her one kudo for actually going to a range and trying one. Not so much for hunting because if you don’t eat what you hunt I personally believe it’s a waste of God’s animals and their lives.
Modern arrow heads do not just poke a little hole in the quarry. They do what your biscuit cutter does. It’s quick.
I believe kudos is a singular. Plural is kudoses.
well you have a perfectly valid reason to do so.
How bout cutting out some time and licensing requirements and have them go dueling.
I wish. But you almost really want him to live to have to keep thinking about it.
Ruth’s been sick a long time. I wouldn’t hold it against her given her cancer issues.