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The End of The Second Amendment

February 20, 2016

Barack Obama recently nominated Merrick Garland to replace Antonin Scalia as Supreme Court justice. This is a huge problem folks and this man can not, I repeat can not be appointed to the Supreme Court. I mean, unless you want your guns taken off you!

Here's why this guy can not be appointed. According to Townhall:

"Back in 2007, Judge Garland voted to undo a D.C. Circuit court decision striking down one of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. The liberal District of Columbia government had passed a ban on individual handgun possession, which even prohibited guns kept in one’s own house for self-defense. A three-judge panel struck down the ban, but Judge Garland wanted to reconsider that ruling. He voted with Judge David Tatel, one of the most liberal judges on that court. As Dave Kopel observed at the time, the “[t]he Tatel and Garland votes were no surprise, since they had earlier signaled their strong hostility to gun owner rights” in a previous case. Had Garland and Tatel won that vote, there’s a good chance that the Supreme Court wouldn’t have had a chance to protect the individual right to bear arms for several more years.

Moreover, in the case mentioned earlier, Garland voted with Tatel to uphold an illegal Clinton-era regulation that created an improvised gun registration requirement. Congress prohibited federal gun registration mandates back in 1968, but as Kopel explained, the Clinton Administration had been “retaining for six months the records of lawful gun buyers from the National Instant Check System.” By storing these records, the federal government was creating an informal gun registry that violated the 1968 law. Worse still, the Clinton program even violated the 1994 law that had created the NICS system in the first place. Congress directly forbade the government from retaining background check records for law-abiding citizens."

So what does a potential Merrick Garland appointment mean for America? Well, it means the DC vs Heller case will be revisited. In 2008 the District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, was a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held in a 5-4 decision that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution applies to federal enclaves and protects an individual's right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Judge Antonin Scalia was the deciding ruling, in favor of the Second Amendment. 

An appointment of Merrick Garland would surely mean a revisit to this case and an overturning of the initial ruling. This would mean the death of the Second Amendment. Our right to bear arms would vanish. Government gun confiscation would be legal here in the United States. 

I'm a big Ted Cruz supporter and I hope he wins the nomination. However, I will check my pride at the door and vote for Donald Trump, in order to prevent a liberal supreme court justice nomination. While I have my concerns with Trump, we still have hope. A non vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary. A Hillary White House means all hope is lost and we can kiss our guns good bye. 


 

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