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Lunatic Reds… In Black Gowns, again…

April 19, 2012
Reid to Push Gun-Grabbing Judge for Nevada!
Sen. Dean Heller blocks anti-gun nomination
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is attempting to push yet another radical anti-gunner through the U.S. Senate.  This time it’s Elissa Cadish, who flatly denies that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental right.
Asked in 2008 by a group called Citizens for Responsible Government whether she believed an individual citizen had a constitutional right to keep and bear arms, Cadish answered:
“I do not believe there is this constitutional right.  Thus, I believe that reasonable restrictions may be imposed on gun ownership in the interest of public safety.  Of course, I will enforce the laws as they exist as a judge.” [sic]
Now, she claims that she was only stating the law as it existed before the Supreme Court’s Heller v. D.C. decision.
But let’s count the “red flags” raised by Cadish:
First, the “militia” theory was not “the law” prior to Heller, either in terms of the Framers’ intentions or in terms of the Supreme Court’s admittedly muddled jurisprudence.
Second, the concept that “restrictions … on gun ownership [further] public safety” is a thinly veiled suggestion that, once on the bench for life, Cadish will do everything possible to thwart gun owners’ rights.
Third, we’ve heard the “enforce the law” lingo from other Obama nominees, including Sonia Sotomayor, who, as soon as she had secured confirmation, went on an anti-Second Amendment rampage.
Thankfully, Nevada’s other Senator, Dean Heller, is using his prerogative as one of the nominee’s home state Senators to keep this confirmation from moving forward.
It’s called the “blue slip” procedure, an informal custom in which the Senate refuses to move on a nominee that does not have the support of his or her own Senators.
But in response to Sen. Heller’s standing firm, every gun-hating liberal in Nevada — including Harry Reid — have crawled out of the woodwork to blast his efforts to protect the right to keep and bear arms.
Sen. Heller is not backing down from this fight, in the face of enormous political pressure from the White House and the powerful Majority Leader.  We need to encourage him to continue to hold firm, and to rally other Senators in opposition to this nominee.
ACTION #1:  Send Senator Heller an email at info@deanhealler.org.  Thank him for opposing the confirmation of Elissa Cadish on Second Amendment grounds, and for standing up to Harry Reid and the Obama machine.
ACTION #2: Contact your own Senators and urge them to join Sen. Heller in opposing Elissa Cadish.

Turncoats add more fuel to the fire: Republicans Jon Kyl and John McCain (AZ), Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander (TN), Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe (ME), Jeff Sessions (AL), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Scott Brown (MA), and Lindsey Graham (SC)

February 24, 2012

Last week, we alerted you to a radical anti-gun nominee President Obama named to the federal bench, Jesse Furman.

To no one’s surprise, Furman is cut from the same judicial cloth as other Obama nominees such as Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

For instance, in an article published a number of years ago—but from which Furman has not distanced himself—he writes that: “Probably the best explanation for the amount of violent crime in the United States is its fascination with guns.”

GOA members flooded the Senate with emails, and many Senators voted against Furman.  But Majority Leader Harry Reid kept every single Democrat in lock-step with the Obama agenda, and Furman was confirmed to a lifetime appointment to the bench on a vote of 62-34.

Republicans Jon Kyl and John McCain (AZ), Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander (TN), Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe (ME), Jeff Sessions (AL), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Scott Brown (MA), and Lindsey Graham (SC) joined all Democrats in voting for Furman.

This vote serves to highlight the difficulty in protecting the courts from anti-Second Amendment nominees who come before the Congress.  Obama will continue to nominate far left gun grabbers, and Harry Reid will be his go-to guy for confirmation votes.

And if Obama wins a second term, his agenda will become only more brazen.  That’s why a top goal of GOA in 2012 is to help elect as many truly pro-gun friends as we can to the U.S. Senate.

It is crucial that Harry Reid does not retain the gavel next year.  But it is not enough to just elect members of the opposing party.  We need to elect strong candidates who understand the Constitution and who will not bow to pressure from the White House—whoever the occupant may be—or from the leadership of either party in the Congress.

Thank you for standing with GOA as we fight these battles on a daily basis.\

Sincerely,

Tim Macy
Vice Chairman

 

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We have simply got to remove these anti liberty and freedom big government authoritarian sycophants from positions of power. Look at that list, and remember when it comes time to vote.

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“Bang bang you’re dead. The NRA supplied the lead.”

February 18, 2012

Yet another hand picked anti Constitution, anti liberty and freedom type for a Federal Judgeship..? Read on…

There is probably no federal district court in the country which is more important than the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in downtown Manhattan.
So when a nominee with a real anti-gun history is nominated for that court, gun owners need to sit up and take notice.
In particular, on Friday morning, February 17, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will force a vote on the nomination of Jesse M. Furman to a lifetime appointment on the Southern District court.
Furman has all of the usual liberal views that frequently go hand-in-hand with advocacy of gun control.
But what caught our attention was an article he wrote, admittedly when he was younger, entitled “Bang bang you’re dead. The NRA supplied the lead.”
Really?
Let us entertain you with some of Furman’s views, stated in that article:
“Probably the best explanation for the amount of violent crime in the United States is its fascination with guns.”
“A second pressing issue is related to semiautomatic weapons – military assault guns [sic] that are easily converted to automatic fully automatic weapons [sic].”
“There is no reason that gun owners should not be required to register their guns.”
Really!
We find it hard to believe that, once on the bench for a lifetime appointment, Furman would not attempt to achieve gun bans and gun registration by judicial fiat.
Well, says Furman, he was young and stupid when he wrote that article. And we certainly agree with that.
But there is not a scintilla of evidence that Furman’s views have changed over the years.
We have dealt with judicial nominees before (like Sonia Sotomayor) who argue that their writings are not reflective of their views. And, once confirmed, they always return to their previously-held positions.
ACTION: Contact your Senator. Ask him or her to vote against the nomination of Jesse Furman to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Just say NO to Jesse Furman!


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