Michelle Obama’s warning to gun owners

By  via The Daily Caller (10/11/11)

Kasey’s Note: It is NOT just the Presidency at stake in this coming election, but the US Supreme Court is in danger of having a liberal majority.  Just look at the Ninth Circuit Court in Northern California and tell me you aren’t scared!

Nearly three years into President Obama’s first term in office, Michelle  Obama finally said something with which I can agree.

At a recent fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election campaign in  Providence, Rhode Island, the first lady told her audience:

“We stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country. You’re here because  you know that in just 13 months, we’re going to make a choice that will impact  our lives for decades to come … let’s not forget what it meant when my husband  appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices … let’s not forget the  impact that their decisions will have on our lives for decades to come.”

This was music to the ears of the small, affluent crowd of admirers who  cheered and applauded. But to gun owners, Michelle Obama’s remarks should sound  like a warning bell, alerting us to the danger ahead should Barack Obama win  re-election and get the opportunity to alter the current make-up of the Supreme  Court.

When Americans flock to the polls in 13 months, we will not simply decide  which direction our country should take over the next four years. Rather, we  will decide whether or not our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear  arms will survive over the next several decades.

Currently, the Second Amendment clings to a 5-4 pro-freedom majority on the  Supreme Court. Just one vote is all that stands between the America our  Founding Fathers established and a radically different America that Barack Obama  and his supporters envision.

If you want to read something scary, take another look at the minority  opinions in the Supreme Court’s landmark Heller and McDonald  decisions that struck down Washington, D.C.’s and Chicago’s unconstitutional gun  bans. In the Heller dissent, four justices concluded that the Second  Amendment does not guarantee an individual right to own a firearm, nor does it  protect our right to defend ourselves, our families, or our property. In McDonald, the same four justices argued that the 5-4 Heller decision should be reversed.

If these four justices had just one more vote on their side, their opinion — that the Second Amendment should not exist in today’s modern society — would be  the law of the land today. And assuredly, the anti-gun activist wing of the  court knows how close they are to gaining the upper hand. As Justice Ruth Bader  Ginsburg told a Harvard Club audience in 2009, she looks forward to the day when  a “future, wiser court” overturns 5-4 decisions like Heller.

Praying for the health of five justices is not a sound legal strategy for  ensuring that our Second Amendment freedoms survive the relentless legal assault  that gun-ban groups are waging in courtrooms across America. We need a president  who will nominate sound, originalist nominees to the high court — nominees who  will preserve the freedoms our Founding Fathers enshrined in our  Constitution.

If President Obama gets the opportunity to tilt the balance of the Supreme  Court in his favor, we’re unlikely to see another pro-gun victory at the Court  in our lifetime. Even worse, the 5-4 majorities in Heller and McDonald will be in serious jeopardy of being reversed, effectively  eliminating the Second Amendment.

NRA members, gun owners and all freedom-loving Americans should heed Michelle  Obama’s warning. We must spend the next 13 months working to make sure her  husband doesn’t get four more years to destroy American freedom for generations  to come.

Chris W. Cox is the Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) and serves  as the organization’s chief lobbyist.

2 thoughts on “Michelle Obama’s warning to gun owners

  1. The rules and regulations that have been injected into our lives in the last few years didn’t and don’t just happen with the stroke of a pen. Remember it takes lot of legislators to get these things passed. Except, of course when he skirts the constitution. There’s a lot of legislators just sitting in their comforts, watching it happen. I think we need to, just as I did a while back, tell our regulators, excuse me, I meant legislators, from city hall to the white house, that our inclination is to vote against all incubates.

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