In 2013, Democrats in Congress tried desperately to push a gun ban through Congress. You rose up and blocked them.
Then, former-President Barack Obama tried to do the same by executive order. Not only did you block him, but you empowered President Donald Trump to undo these horrible executive actions.
Now, the leftists in the Judiciary are taking a swing at it.
Yesterday, the activist judges on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Americans do not have a constitutional right to own an AR-15. Specifically, they declared that any type of weapon that has been used by a military (at some point) cannot be owned by American citizens.
While you and I have been fighting tooth and nail to stop Democrats in Congress, activist judges in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals have all ruled that Americans have no right to own AR-15s.
These rulings now govern over 52% of the American people. More than half of the American people have now arbitrarily lost their right to own the most popular type of rifle in the United States…
This cannot stand.
Here is why the 4th Circuit ruling is so dangerous. They upheld Maryland’s AR-15 ban by declaring that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect civilian ownership of military-style weapons.
The problem is that every single firearm in existence can trace its lineage back to military designs.
Muskets were used during the Revolutionary War, muzzleloader rifles were used during the Civil War, lever action rifles were used during the Spanish American War, bolt actions were used during World War I, and semi-automatics were used during World War Two.
So you can understand how dangerous this activist court ruling is. There isn’t a gun on the market that doesn’t use “military” features or technology.
This ruling gives the state the authority to ban any gun they determine to be “military style.” They can now put any gun on the chopping block.
In 1939, a criminal challenged the constitutionality of the ban on sawed off shotguns. The Supreme Court ruled in Miller v US that the Second Amendment didn’t protect weapons like sawed off shotguns because they were not useful in military service. At the time, the Court ruled that the 2nd Amendment only protects weapons that could be used in militia service.
Fast-forward to 2008. Justice Antonin Scalia authored the decision in Heller v District of Columbia. He expanded on Miller and wrote that the 2nd Amendment protects civilian ownership of any weapon “in common use at the time.” In addition to militia service, Heller ruled that the 2nd Amendment protects an individual right to own firearms for self-defense.
The Heller case was over Washington DC’s handgun ban. The Leftists on the Supreme Court wrote in their dissent that there is no constitutional right to own a handgun because handguns aren’t standard issue in the military.
So you can see how backwards this 4th Circuit ruling is. On the one hand, Leftist Supreme Court Justices have argued that the 2nd Amendment only applies to military-worthy firearms. Now, these judges are arguing exactly the opposite: that citizens have no right to own weapons suitable for military service.
It is clear to see that they want to eliminate the 2nd Amendment entirely.
This is unconstitutional. It is illegal. It is judicial activism.
And it must be stopped!
The Left is running out of options.
Gun control has failed in Congress. Hillary Clinton put gun control on the Presidential ballot and it failed.
Obama tried desperately to fill Justice Scalia’s seat with an anti-gun activist judge and he failed.
Now a handful of leftist judges have determined that half the American people have no right to own an AR-15.
They think that they can get away with this. They think they can eliminate tens of millions of Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights without consequence.
We have the power now to stop them. All that is missing is the drive in Congress to make it a priority.
And that is why it is so important for YOU to rise up and demand it!