Skip to comments.Gun Owners of America Statement on Pres. Trump's Nomination of Kavanaugh to SCOTUS
Posted on 07/12/2018 8:14:57 AM PDT by Zakeet
Erich Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America (GOA), issued the following statement on Pres. Donald Trumps nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:
"Kavanaugh will be a huge improvement over the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on many constitutional issues, including the Second Amendment.
"Initial reports suggest that Judge Kavanaugh deeply respects the Second Amendment, even though he was not the strongest of the finalists.
"Nevertheless, Judge Kavanaugh filed a pro-gun dissent in Heller II, arguing that Washington, DC's ban on semi-automatic firearms was arbitrary and unlawful.
"In fact, his dissent was so well argued that GOA's subsequent legal briefs have repeatedly held up his dissent as the model to follow.
"In another case, Kavanaugh correctly interpreted the Firearm Owners Protection Act to find that a defendant could not be sentenced to 30 years in prison for use of a fully-automatic firearm if he was unaware that the gun fired automatically.
"Kavanaugh also supported the prevailing opinion in the Citizens United case, which affirmed GOAs voice in the political arena.
"GOA hopes that the Senate will confirm Kavanaugh - and that the Supreme Court will take up more Second Amendment cases, thus repealing the onerous and unconstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms that exist throughout the country."
... the ACLU, Brady Campaign to Stop Gun Violence, Gabby Giffords, Mainstream Newser Idiots and Democraps everywhere disagree with the GOA on this issue ...
Had me fooled for a minute there. Thought it was a NeverTrumper.
I think they were at one time. In the earliest days of the campaign, before many of the candidates had even announced, the GOA website was taken over by the Ted Cruz campaign.
I cancelled my GOA membership and have been sending the money as extra contributions to the Second Amendment Foundation.
I joined GOA a few weeks ago and was not aware they had been never-trump. Will keep an eye on them.
I will say though, I think that’s an “H” on that woman’s chest, so it’s probably Democrats.
Thanks ASA Vet.
For some reason I’m not very knowledgeable about them.
What? I musta missed this one.
Anyone here familiar? Thanks. d:^)
Then they took sides in the GOP primary in opposition to another part of our Constitution. I wrote to them with my objection. They replied further proving they didn't get it. I didn't cancel, but now I ignore them.
Have the shed Lyn’ Ted or still holding out for him? I’d be tempted to join them but will never join a Never Trumper, Lyn’ Ted supporting group.
The NRA and GOA at times get into politics and choose very poorly.
Thanks. You know, the GOA wasn’t registering with me until just now. I appreciate the comments.
On the 2nd amendment he looks pretty solid. May need to look up his Heller II dissent mentioned in the article.
Looks like they might be talking about U.S. vs Birdwell.
I’m a NRA and GOA member...They had a faux pas, but how many of us were wrong in 2016...at first I was for Cruz, but I went for Trump after I check campaigns...
Oh well. I musta been else wise preoccupied. d;^)
Yup. It's hard to make it through all this stuff. I'm doing well just to keep up with stuff coming out of the supreme court, much less district and appellate courts. If only I had staff!
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