“[T]here is no indication that the Framers of the (2nd) Amendment intended to enshrine the common-law right of self-defense in the Constitution.” — Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in his dissent in the District of Columbia v. Heller
The 2nd Amendment is in serious trouble from the gun grabbers. You have seen the overt way in which they have attacked the right to keep and bear arms through efforts to pass a ban on so-called assault weapons and through President Barack Obama’s executive orders that infringe on the right.
Progressive collectivists like Stevens and Attorney General Eric Holder don’t believe that Americans have the right to defend themselves. Stevens stated so in his dissent of Heller. Holder said so in a speech.
In July, Holder told the NAACP:
There has always been a legal defense for using deadly force if — and the “if” is important — no safe retreat is available. But we must examine laws that take this further by eliminating the common sense and age-old requirement that people who feel threatened have a duty to retreat, outside their home, if they can do so safely.
And make no mistake, Holder speaks for Obama. If he didn’t believe this, Obama would have disputed it or fired Holder for making such a ludicrous statement.
Remember that back in August, Senator Patrick Leahy suggested that Democrats employ the nuclear option on Obama’s court nominees. If Republicans continue to block nominees, Leahy said, judicial nominees should be approved by 50 votes as opposed to 60.
Should one of the current moderately conservatives die or be forced to step down because of health reasons, reducing the threshold to 50 would almost guarantee a gun-grabbing nominee could be approved by the Democrat Senate majority.
Were that to happen, the 2nd Amendment would be dead as soon as a gun bill made its way to the Supreme Court.