Obama Supreme Court pick faces conservative heat on gun votes

by Joseph Weber  |  published on March 17, 2016

The NRA and other pro-Second Amendment groups came out strongly Wednesday against President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, warning that Judge Merrick Garland would threaten gun rights while citing his role in a landmark firearms case.

“President Obama has nothing but contempt for the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners,” Chris Cox, head of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, said in a statement.

Senate Republican leaders already have said they don’t plan to consider Garland’s or any nomination. But conservative groups pressuring lawmakers to hold the line largely are focusing on the D.C. appeals court judge’s votes related to the 2008 Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller, which weighed D.C. residents’ right to keep handguns in their homes.

The case reached the high court after a three-judge panel of the District’s U.S. Court of Appeals struck down parts of D.C.’s handgun ban.

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  • henryhopsing

    Who else would that fruitloop Obama pick for supreme court justice, other than another sick weirdo just like him.

  • Jose

    Hey GOP; for once have balls and stick to your guns (pun intended) cause if you cave in, you lose twice; no balls and no guns.
    By the way, I am retired military and do not own a weapon but still believe in the right to bear arms.

  • ktholyk

    He said yesterday a judge should put aside personal feelings and side with the law and Constitution. The Constitution clearly states it is our right. Not difficult to understand.

  • roboteq

    Judges are not supposed to be steered by politics, only by law. Judges are supposed to uphold law, not create law. No Supreme Court judge should have any strong political ties that could cause them to not do the job they are paid to do because of political convictions.

  • kassa1

    If Obumbo is for this guy he is bad for the American people and the constitution and bill of RIGHTS ! Every breath and every move Otrator makes is geared at the DISTRUCTION of freedom for the 98percent useful idiots in America and the world !

  • sue lenhart

    . . And six of our Republican senators have agreed to meet with this SCOTUS nominee. Unfortunately, one of them is a senator from my state, Ohio: Mr. Rob Portman. Maybe we Ohioans should send Mr. Portman a pointed message about how unhappy we are about that. Facebook, Twitter, or old-fashioned phone call, the (Constitutional, peaceable, and respectful) method is up to you!

  • metheoldsarge

    I have complete confidence in McConnell. Spineless Mitch will cave soon like the RINO he is.

  • Richard Schwartz

    Why would this guy be a sacrificial lam?

  • Rodney Steward

    Just came out a few minutes ago that he was big friends with the Clintons, looks like the brown clown is thinking ahead!

  • Pegasus

    This jerk is just another Oblamer lapdog! So very PC and anti-guns…. toss this one in the trash …and McConnell, DO NOT ENTERTAIN ANY OTHERS UNTIL OBLAMER IS OUT OF OFFICE!

  • william g munson

    On now the Obama plan includes the Constitution I wonder why? trying to get congress to go ahead with the vote Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat

  • Retired Marine

    A pro abortion anti-gun liberal that can’t understand the constitution. I would not expect the odicktaster to put forth anything else.

    • john

      It’s unconstitutional and should be tossed out like the Fraud that’s going against what he swore to protect …So anyone he picks should be tossed out the same and not taken serious..

      • FredSlice

        Marine = Sorry leg who can’t run, can’t jump, can’t fight, can’t be like me, Airborne.

        • john

          AIRBORNE VIRUS!!!

          • FredSlice


          • john


          • FredSlice

            Leg is a virus that cannot be cured.

          • john

            Probably so …

          • john

            Never heard of …

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