Justice Stevens the Dissenting Opinion in D.C. v. Heller To Retire

Justice Stevens the Dissenting Opinion in D.C. v. Heller To Retire

National Association for Gun Rights
National Association for Gun Rights

Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has announced his retirement.

Over the next few days, you’re bound to hear a lot of nice things said about Justice Stevens. The hard truth is, he was one of the most prominent leftist activists on the Supreme Court.

Stevens led the dissent — and even wrote the dissenting opinion — against the individual right to keep and bear arms in the D.C. v. Heller decision.

He was appointed to the Court in 1975 by President Gerald Ford and is expected to formally step down after the court has finished its business over the summer.

Stevens is a prime example of the kind of liberal judges that Republican presidents have appointed to the Supreme Court. Even George W. Bush, who is responsible for the appointment of conservative judges Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, was originally inclined to appoint another liberal to the court in Harriet Myers.

President Barack Obama has already appointed one radical leftist to the high court — Justice Sonya Sotomayor. Every indication is that Obama nominate another from the left to replace Stevens.

This is why it is vitally important that we elect strong conservative Senators in November. While we can rally around the existing principled leaders like Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), they need more principled conservative allies with them in the U.S. Senate.

I know I don’t need to tell you that this year is an election year. Many states around the country are right now in the heat of the primary election process to select candidates for state and federal office.

If you’re a gun owner and you’re concerned about the make-up of the Supreme Court, or that Nancy Pelosi and President Obama might force gun control on us, you must be involved in the political process in your state.

For freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director
National Association for Gun Rights