Obama Nominates Anti-gun Activist to Country’s Second Most Important Court

Obama Nominates Anti-gun Activist to Country’s Second Most Important Court
Halligan’s public hatred for firearms was only matched by her zealotry inside the courtroom.

Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- In case you were thinking that Barack Obama’s hatred of the Second Amendment was subsiding, Obama has now nominated — to the country’s second-highest court — an avid leader in the effort to destroy firearms manufacturers using frivolous litigation.

The nomination of Caitlin Halligan — formerly the solicitor general of New York — to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals would put a rabid anti-gun activist in a position where she could do maximum damage to the Second Amendment.

As New York’s solicitor general, Halligan was one of the chief lawyers responsible for New York’s baseless and politically motivated efforts to bankrupt gun manufacturers using frivolous litigation. In so doing, Halligan proved that she places liberal political activism above fealty to the law.

Halligan’s public hatred for firearms was only matched by her zealotry inside the courtroom. In a speech on May 5, 2003, Halligan called for “handgun manufacturers [to be held] liable for criminal acts committed with handguns.”

Certainly, no other manufacturer of another item — whether it be cars, baseball bats, or anything else — would be held liable for the criminal misuse of its product. And, as Halligan well knows, the application of that principle to firearms would surely eliminate the manufacture of firearms in America.

It is also significant that a Washington-based anti-gun group openly took credit for coordinating anti-gun suits such as Halligan’s.

After attempts of legal extortion of the firearms industry were repudiated by a bipartisan vote in Congress, Halligan’s office signed a brief calling for New York courts to declare the federal Gun Makers’ Protection Act “unconstitutional” because it supposedly overstepped Congress’ powers.

This, at a time when Halligan would no doubt hold the anti-gun ObamaCare is constitutional because there are no effective limits on Congress’ powers.

Finally, Halligan, in written testimony submitted to the Senate in connection with her nomination, attempted to conceal the extent of her anti-gun animus.

Halligan’s failure to provide information that would clarify her statements, thus keeping her testimony from being misleading, constitutes “fraud” against the Senate. As such, the only role she should play in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is the role of a defendant.

We have to stop this Presidential court-packing scheme. But we don’t have much time — the Senate could be voting on this anti-gun nominee this week!

ACTION: Contact your senators and urge them to vote against the Halligan nomination.

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Dave O

Sydwal:Here we rights,you gave yours up live with it,or least ways till they say form 2 lines

one for able bodied workers one for not.

Like John said read up on American history.



The FACTS show that crime goes down in states that enact concealed carry laws. Criminals fear for their own lives when

law-abiding citizens can defend themselves against the predators.

No where in nature does the defenseless gain protection by turning their soft belly to the predators. Laws only work with the law-abiding. The law breakers care not what the laws are. Some of our most violent cities and states are the ones with the strictest laws regarding carrying weapons for self defense.

How much freedom did you give up for your nanny state protection?

Robert Krawiec

THe U.S. Constitution is a perfect document. Wherever your from, since you state YOUR COUNTRY, may go by whatever rules your government sets. The mideast is in turmoil trying to obtain freedoms which ours has enjoyed for over 225 years. The only way these freedoms will be obtained is from armed confrontation with their existing form of government, as was ours from England. The founders realized that the only way to guarantee these freedoms is to allow its citizens the RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. The second amendment is the most important because its the only way to keep… Read more »


Unfortunately the fact do not support your assertion. John Lott completed an extensive study on the relationship of violence and violent crime that refutes the believed and propagated opinion that the availability of guns is directly related to the rise in crime.


It is also a Hollywood misnomer that the frontier "wild west" was all that wild. Please embark on some research and if you have studies to refute these, please post the information and especially original source links.


Your country's obsession with firearms harks back to a frontier mentality that is out of date – by about 200 years. The proliferation of weapons leads to more violence in society as more people buy guns to protect themselves against them. PLEASE consider tearing up your right to bear arms. Freedom to live your lives in the way you choose is one thing but the U.S has thrown common sense out the window in its name. Freedmon gone mad – just as one of your courts recently said it was 'free speech' to threaten the President's life! It's time Americans… Read more »

Larry Landon

Excuse me but after reading this I am going to go throw-up