NRA Applauds Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

 Judge Neil Gorsuch
Judge Neil Gorsuch
National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association

Fairfax, Va. — The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the United States Supreme Court.

“President Trump has made an outstanding choice in nominating Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. He has an impressive record that demonstrates his support for the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA.

“We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, just as it did in confirming him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by a unanimous voice vote.”

During his tenure on the Tenth Circuit, Gorsuch has demonstrated his belief that the Constitution should be applied as the framers intended. To that end, he has supported the individual right to self-defense. Specifically, he wrote in an opinion that “the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own firearms and may not be infringed lightly.”

“On behalf of our five million members, the NRA strongly supports Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. We will be activating our members and tens of millions of supporters throughout the country in support of Judge Gorsuch. He will protect our right to keep and bear arms and is an outstanding choice to fill Justice Scalia's seat,” concluded Cox.

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  • 7 thoughts on “NRA Applauds Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

    1. Everyone caught the word “lightly”. We can be thankful that Cox didn’t omit that from his article and reported it as he heard it.
      This judge worked with Kennedy, who is not exactly a conservative, and went to the schools of highly leftest teachings.
      I hope he doesn’t end up being another Roberts or we could be in real trouble.

    2. There is a MAJOR difference that is worlds apart between between ” shall NOT be infringed” and “infringed lightly”. So, good ole NRA, which is it? A “reasonable restriction” that we can all live with? Or 2 or 3 or now thousands of self evident UNCONSITUTIONAL restrictions all over that you tacitly supported in the past? How much encroachment is ENOUGH?
      If the “original intent” is reviewed, there were NO restrictions or strings attached thereto back then. The signers of the Declaration of Independence would not recognize living UNDER the Bill of Rights today with all the political legal restrictions and drug exceptions and such that are routinely violated that it has endured although politicians take an oath to uphold it and defend the Constitution. If Judge Gorsuch is a strict constitutionalist and can see back to the “original intent”, so be it.That would be truly rare indeed. Like ruling that those pesky words “shall NOT be infringed” mean what they actually say. It’s some nice infringements or NO encroachments or infringements. Nada. Zilch. None.
      Or a ittle bit pregnant. One or the other. BUT YOU CAN NOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. So we shall see…..

    3. “the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own firearms and may not be infringed lightly.”

      “LIGHTLY” ?????

      That certainly doesn’t give me the warm and fuzzes. Whatever happened to SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED ??

      1. Exactly! Yet another reason I belong BOTH to the NRA (they do SOME really good work) and GOA. The GOA is head and shoulders above the NRA in its dedication to constitutional adherence and unflaging support of the framers’ oft-stated positions in support of and the many reasons for the 2nd Amendment. By comparison, the NRA is more than occasionally about political expediency and prodding is many times required to get them to ‘join the fight’. In addition to the GOA, there are other good 2nd Amendment organizations out there, depending on you interests and political bent including JFPO, SAF, etc, which also deserve the support of 2nd Amendment patriots.

      2. I took the “lightly” meaning, NO INFRINGEMENT AT ALL. It would be nice to know what he intended when he said those words!

      3. We have been burned before with supposedly strict constructionists like our Chief Justice and our past “western lady”. Notice that lawyers very carefully select their words–“lightly”?

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