This article appeared at FreedomOutpost.com and written by Erich Pratt, the Communications Director for Gun Owners of America.
Editor’s Comment: There is every reason to be on guard here. The assault on the 2nd Amendment during Obama’s tenure has been all but direct, and the intentions of his actions are plain to see. Not only will Obama’s replacement for Justice Scalia be suspect, but there is reason to think that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and perhaps Clinton-appointee Justice Stephen Breyer may retire just in time for Obama’s exit from the Oval Office, if indeed it is not apparent that Hillary would replace Obama and secure the legacy of radical left wing activism on the Supreme Court for years to come.
The scoreboard for justices now, and in the coming years puts all of our mostly dearly held rights in jeopardy, and makes inevitable future challenges to interpretation of rights under the 2nd Amendment. The entire basis of our society is being undermined through the judicial process, and the death of Antonin Scalia just brought us one step closer a world of total control.
Gun Rights Would Not Survive an Obama-appointment to the Supreme Court
by Erich Pratt
By now, you have no doubt heard that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on Saturday.
His pro-gun leadership on the Court will be sorely missed.
But we are now in the fight for our lives, as President Obama will try to nominate a replacement to change the balance of the Court.
When ABC’s George Stephanopoulos quizzed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over Scalia’s replacement, the Senator suggested that our Second Amendment rights are “hanging in the balance.”
Cruz is right.
No one should fail to understand what is at stake in Barack Obama’s scramble to appoint the “swing vote” on the Supreme Court.
If Obama appoints a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, the reconstituted court will declare the Second Amendment dead.
Those of us who are constitutionalists know that Obama and the Court can’t really obliterate the 2nd Amendment. The Constitution trumps any unlawful action to the contrary.
But a change in the Court — with the anti-gun decisions that follow — will give the “green light” for all kinds of gun registration and gun bans, resulting in a chilling effect on the exercise of our gun rights.
Heller, the 5-4 decision which recognized the Second Amendment as an individual right, will be reversed.
McDonald, the 5-4 decision which recognized that the Second Amendment applies to the states, will be reversed.
Even sooner, the court will recognize Obama’s illegal efforts to grant amnesty to 5+ million anti-gun voters.
And the consequence will be that the entire U.S. government will soon be the same gun-hating “utopia” which California’s government became as a result of a 1986 amnesty bill.
The Leftist media has already begun their White House-coordinated campaign to bludgeon Senate Republicans into approving Obama’s efforts to pack the Supreme Court with a “jurist” who will repeal the Second Amendment — and achieve Obama’s life-long dream.
But all of their arguments are, transparently, lies and false propaganda.
Read more at Freedom Outpost.com and GunOwners.org.