NRA Opposes Nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court

Obama, Joe Biden and Merrick Garland
Obama, Joe Biden and Merrick Garland
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, Va. – -( The executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States:

With Justice Scalia’s tragic passing, there is no longer a majority of support among the justices for the fundamental, individual right to own a firearm for self-defense. Four justices believe law-abiding Americans have that right – and four justices do not.

President Obama has nothing but contempt for the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners. Obama has already nominated two Supreme Court justices who oppose the right to own firearms and there is absolutely no reason to think he has changed his approach this time.

In fact, a basic analysis of Merrick Garland’s judicial record shows that he does not respect our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.

Therefore, the National Rifle Association, on behalf of our five million members and tens of millions of supporters across the country, strongly opposes the nomination of Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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“…a basic analysis of Merrick Garland’s judicial record shows that he does not respect our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense..” Chris Cox & Chuck Cunningham at NRA-ILA are the ones who don’t respect fundamental rights. They pay NRA contract lobbyist for Illinois Todd Vandermyde. Vandermyde is the traitor who sold out Otis McDonald. The anti-gun police unions who opposed citizen carry in Illinois for 40 YEARS wanted Duty to Inform in Illinois 2013 carry bill so they can profile and shoot down a few black people. Vandermyde handed the cops DTI on a platter so… Read more »

Mark Lee

Obama only considered Garland after he was recommended by an influential republican (Orrin Hatch) as “an acceptable moderate” and of course all of the rabid no-brainers in the party had to immediately assume it was Obama’s idea, so the gut reaction was “the right thing to do” and to foolishly oppose him without any forethought, causing even more harm to the party, which seems determined to let HRC win the white house. Fucking clowns are a lost cause. Can’t we get rid of the retards of the party and start over with new blood with objective values? Because they certainly… Read more »

Junk Bin

anyone that Ogayarab nominates will not uphold the Constitution and will aid in the destruction of America.
Time to get real, it is pick the person who is running against Hilary.
Note: Slick Willie always picks anyone but Hilary so you are following precident


Nowhere in OUR Constitution is it enumerated how many people shall make up the supreme court. The only reason we have 9 people on it is because FDR packed it with liberals. This is a simple truth that the democrats and other liberals will not admit. By the way. The first thing this guy did was pull the anti Semitisim card.

Mark R. Kahler

I knew we could count on the NRA. As a long time member I am proud to oppose an anti gun nominee! We need to unite all people who own firearms in opposition to this attempt by President 0bama to subjugate the 2nd Amendment. If 0bama gets his way and the 2nd is overturned the other 9 in the Bill of Rights are not far behind. The only thing standing between us and totalitarianism, socialism etc. is the 2nd Amendment.