South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Crucial to Defeating Kagan

Senator Lindsey Graham was one of nine Republicans to vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

During the course of her confirmation hearings, Sotomayor told the Senate and all Americans that she would respect the Heller decision and the individual right to keep and bear arms.

The assurances made by Sotomayor, not surprisingly, were meaningless. Less than a year after her confirmation hearings, Sotomayor signed a dissenting opinion in the McDonald case that stated, “I can find nothing in the Second Amendment’s text, history, or underlying rationale that could warrant characterizing it as ‘fundamental’ insofar as it seeks to protect the keeping and bearing of arms for private self-defense purposes.”

Of course, this surprised no one, and GOA had warned all Senators that this type of decision could be expected from Sotomayor. But Sen. Graham voted for her anyway.

Now the Senate is debating the confirmation of Supreme Court justice nominee Elena Kagan.

During her hearings last week, Kagan ducked and dodged questions about the Second Amendment, and she refused to declare whether she believes the Second Amendment protects an individual right.

While Kagan blathered on and on about precedent and “settled law” with regard to the Supreme Court decisions in Heller and McDonald, this in no way precludes her from ruling that almost any gun law — including gun owner registration, purchasing limits, waiting periods, private sale background checks, and more — are consistent with the Constitution.

As GOA attorney William J. Olson, who testified at the hearings, noted: “If [Kagan] were to go on the Court, with what we know about her now, she could be the most anti-gun justice on that Court.” (Click HERE for video of that testimony.)

Sen. Graham claims to support the Second Amendment. Well, if that’s the case then there is NO WAY he can vote to confirm anti-gun radical Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court of the United States!

Lindsey Graham got burned by Justice Sotomayor, but has he learned his lesson? It is imperative that gun owners contact Sen. Graham right away and urge him to come out now against the confirmation of Elena Kagan.

Several Senators have already issued statements that they intend to vote against Kagan. Sen. Graham should join them in opposing a nominee who is extremely hostile to the Second Amendment.

ACTION: If you are a South Carolina voter, contact Senator Lindsey Graham and urge him to oppose Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court. Please ask your family and friends to do the same. A prewritten letter is provided below for you to copy-and-paste or to guide your own comments.

Contact info:

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Phone — (202) 224-5972

Webform — http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.EmailSenatorGraham

—– Pre-written letter —–

Dear Senator Graham:

You claim to be a supporter of the Second Amendment. If that is the case, there is NO WAY that you can vote to confirm radical anti-gunner Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.

During her confirmation hearings last week, Kagan ducked and dodged questions about the Second Amendment, and she refused to declare whether she believes the Second Amendment protects an individual right.

While Kagan blathered on and on about precedent and “settled law” with regard to the Supreme Court decisions in Heller and McDonald, this in no way precludes her from ruling that almost any gun law — including gun owner registration, purchasing limits, waiting periods, private sale background checks, and more — are consistent with the Constitution.

As GOA attorney William J. Olson, who testified at the hearings, noted: “If [Kagan] were to go on the Court, with what we know about her now, she could be the most anti-gun justice on that Court.”

I urge you in the strongest possible terms to oppose Elena Kagan and join a filibuster of her nomination.

Sincerely,

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