Springfield, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- The pronouncement by the Supreme Court this week was a per curiam decision — a unanimous decree by the Court, with a concurring opinion written by the two conservatives (Justices Alito and Thomas).
Some have wondered why the liberal judges on the Court refrained from objecting to the decision.
Perhaps the best explanation was offered by the liberal Slate magazine:
The liberals are waiting for a sympathetic colleague [that is, for Merrick Garland to be confirmed] before chipping away at Heller — and may indicate that the progressive justices are hesitant to move against Heller at all.
This just underscores how important it is for you to continue urging your Senators to oppose the President’s nominee.
No one doubts that the liberals on the Court are just biding their time — waiting for another liberal to give them a 5-4 majority — so that they can continue waging their war against Heller and the Second Amendment.
It is very important that we continue making our voice heard in the U.S. Senate.
In the meantime, this week’s Court decision is a victory for gun rights — and gun owners should celebrate it.
Bill Olson, who is one of the litigating attorneys for Gun Owners of America, said Caetano definitely advances gun rights:
The per curiam opinion slapped down an obviously anti-gun state court opinion where state court judges were looking for any way to end-run the principles of the Heller decision. No doubt Justice Scalia would have been gratified.
Indeed, Scalia is looking down with a smile on his face.
Gun Owners of America
P.S. I hope you will enjoy the “Happy Easter” meme (below) that we will be posting on our Facebook page this weekend. For all of us here at GOA, I want to thank you for taking action on our alerts and for helping us to fight against the threats to our Second Amendment rights.
About Gun Owners of America (GOA):
Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul.
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