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Gun Owning Atheists

The 2nd Amendment guarantees an American's RIGHT to own firearms. Much like the 1st Amendment guarantees the concept to keep Church and State separate.

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The next threat to OUR GUN RIGHTS inside our Gov't:

The next justice of the Supreme Court could well cast the deciding vote on the constitutionality of ObamaCare. And that justice will almost certainly preside, during the next thirty years, over dozens of cases which could very well chip away at the DC v. Heller decision, telling us which gun laws the court views as "constitutional" and which "unconstitutional."

So it is more than a little interesting that Barack Qbama has reached into his closet of political leftists to bring out Elena Kagan -- a woman whose legal views have been shaped by the most extreme socialist voices in Washington.

Kagan doesn't have a record of judicial opinions. She hasn't been a judge. So the crafty Obama figures that, without a paper trail, we won't know of the ways she is moving American jurisprudence to the left until it's too late.

But Kagan's views on the Second Amendment are no mystery. According to columnist James Oliphant, Kagan was part of "a small group of staffers work[ing] behind the scenes to pursue an aggressive policy agenda" during President Bill Clinton's second term.

Oliphant writes: "According to records at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., [Kagan] drafted an executive order restricting the importation of certain semiautomatic assault rifles. She also helped prepare a question-and-answer document advocating the campaign-reform legislation then proposed by Sens. Russ Feingold and John McCain."

Kagan was also part of the Clinton team that pushed the firearms industry to include gun locks with all gun purchases and was in the Clinton administration when the president pushed legislation that would close down gun shows.

President Obama has made it very clear that he expects Kagan's "powers of persuasion" to make her and Justice Anthony Kennedy the swing votes to uphold his anti-gun ObamaCare legislation.

Kagan's opinion of the "greatest lawyer" of her lifetime was her former boss -- the consistently left-wing Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Bloomberg News reported on May 13 that while working for Justice Marshall, Kagan urged him to vote against hearing a gun owner's claim that his constitutional rights were violated.

Kagan wrote that she was "not sympathetic" toward the gun rights claim that was made in Sandidge v. United States -- an amazing statement for a woman who is being heralded for supposedly showing a "special solicitude" for the interests of certain groups.

Alas, it seems that gun owners are not a part of those groups for whom she would like to show special concern.

After the Heller case was handed down, Kagan did concede that the Second Amendment was an "individual right." But that makes her no different than the talking heads at the Brady Campaign.

Kagan, like the President who nominated her, is an extreme leftist. According to WeeklyStandard.com (May 6, 2009), she is so far to the left she has lamented that socialism has "never attained the status of a major political force" in our country.

And according to Politico.com (March 20, 2009), she says that foreign law can be used to interpret the U.S. Constitution in "some circumstances." Considering that most of the world does not respect the freedoms that are protected in our Second Amendment, this is a bad sign.

Feel free to leave your thoughts about this on the Comment Wall.



FACT ON GUN CONTROL: THE 2ND AMENDMENT IS NOT ABOUT DUCK HUNTING, IT'S ABOUT PROTECTING CITIZENS FROM GOVERNMENT.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71YpogEUCDI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbfhhRCdKXk&feature=related (This link has better clarity, but a shorter video).

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Comment by Rusty Gunn. on March 23, 2010 at 4:58pm
That's cool as long you don't live inside the city limits in a CA city. ALL TYPES of firearms are generally deemed too dangerous to shoot inside the city limits here in the PRC. (Except at an indoor range, of course)
Comment by David Tamayo on March 23, 2010 at 1:42pm
I love the sign, clear and to the point.
Comment by Rusty Gunn. on March 23, 2010 at 1:24pm
You've got to admire a guy who can make himself understood that clearly!
Comment by Aiden on March 23, 2010 at 12:25pm

Comment by mwg on March 2, 2010 at 7:45pm
Don, is the Establishment Clause subject ot restriction by the states? If Alabama wanted to make it illegal to profess atheism, what would you say?
Comment by Rusty Gunn. on March 2, 2010 at 7:43pm
Right you are. However, Heller was a VERY limited decision, applying only to Washington, D.C. With McDonald we may get the court to say that the individual right to keep and bear arms must be recognized by the states. Of course, if you live in Vermont that's not as important to you as it would be if you lived in Commiefornia.
Comment by Rusty Gunn. on March 2, 2010 at 7:33pm
Well, you and I are on opposite ends of this argument then. I'm one who thinks the Bill of Rights applies to all Americans and any state that denies those rights is in violation of the US Constitution, the supreme law of the land.
Comment by Rusty Gunn. on March 2, 2010 at 7:27pm
You're missing the point here, Don. It is the states who are suppressing our 2A rights and only through the courts can we get relief. Here in the People's Republik of Kalifornia I cannot get a concealed carry permit although I'm a 66 year old man who has absolutle NO criminal history. Its going to take the SCOTUS to tell the state to stop denying my my 2A rights. I like state's rights too but not when the state is not respecting my right to keep and bear arms.
Comment by Rusty Gunn. on March 2, 2010 at 5:25pm
This story may shed some light on it for those of you who have not been following this case closely.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100302/ap_on_go_su_co/us_supreme_court...
Comment by Rusty Gunn. on March 2, 2010 at 5:23pm
It looks very much like we'll get a "win" out of this but it remains to be seen if its a big win or a little one. They have a couple of ways they can go about it and either way we come out on top. Most likely there'll be DECADES of court cases to finally iron out the details of just what the 2A means. I'll be dead and buried before its all settled but maybe some younger folks here will benefit from it.
 

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