What Does Merrick Garland
Think About The 2A?

By Cam Edwards. January 7, 2021

It went almost unnoticed amidst the chaos at the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, but the Associated Press reported that Joe Biden has settled on D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland as his pick for Attorney General. While the socialist wing of the Democrat Party is going to complain about Biden once again picking a "moderate" for a cabinet position, when it comes to the right to keep and bear arms Garland is anything but middle-of-the-road.

Back in 2016, when Barack Obama nominated Garland to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, Carrie Severino of the Justice Crisis Network pointed out Garland's skepticism towards the right to keep and bear arms starting with the Heller case.

Heller ultimately led to Washington, D.C. ban on handguns being struck down by SCOTUS as an unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment. Garland was one of the judges who heard the case at the appellate level, and in his opinion, the appellate court that had ruled the District's ban was unconstitutional needed to take another look at the case. ....

The AG pick is just one small cog in the machinery of anti-gun assaults that can be seen ahead. H.R.5717 has been referred to often over the last months, and its contents are about as ant-gun as anything that might have been mooted in the past - the difference is, this is the model for what is actually planned, along with numerous attacks on rights in general. We are on a precipice.


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