NRA Statement on Massachusetts Gun Ban Ruling by Activist Judge

Activist Judges Need Not Apply
It is outrageous that Judge Young is taking advantage of the fact that Justice Scalia is unable to refute such a claim, when his position is clearly to the contrary.

Fairfax, Va. —-(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action released the following statement regarding the Massachusetts Federal District Court’s ruling in the case of Worman et al v. Baker:

“Like all law-abiding Massachusetts gun owners, the NRA was extremely disappointed that the court upheld Massachusetts’s ban on many of the most popular firearms in America. Even more disturbing was Judge Young’s assessment that the ‘AR-15’s present day popularity is not constitutionally material’ and that ‘Justice Scalia would be proud’ of this ruling.

“It is outrageous that Judge Young is taking advantage of the fact that Justice Scalia is unable to refute such a claim.

Justice Scalia’s position on the question of whether the AR-15 is protected by the Second Amendment is clear. In the 2015 Friedman v. City of Highland Park case, Justice Scalia joined a dissent which stated that the decision by millions of Americans to own AR-style rifles for lawful purposes ‘is all that is needed for citizens to have a right under the Second Amendment to keep such weapons.’ As long as politicians and judicial officials continue to flout the law in order to advance a political agenda, the five million members of the NRA will be here to hold them accountable.

“While the plaintiff’s attorneys are reviewing their options those of us here at the NRA will be here to assist in any way possible.”

~NRA~

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime.

The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Follow the NRA on social at Facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and Twitter @NRA.

 

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Docerdoo
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Docerdoo

Glad the NRA is there to assist in any way they can.
NOW FRIKIN DO SOMETHING!!!!! These people are getting away with unlawful legislation after unlawful legislation. If this was a ruling to affect abortions, you could bet abortion activists would be there that day with their fists raised. There lobbyist would have that judge tarred and feathered. I’m a life member of the NRA, but I live here in California and I’m not seeing any support at all.

Mark
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Mark

And let’s not forget about demoncrate Leland Yee of California the senator who last week was sentenced to prison for accepting bribes and trafficking in guns .
He was on the Brady council and was the senator who stated that no one in California needs a WEAPON !

MPB
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MPB

Liberal fecwad judge must be related to Paul B above…both KKK wannabe members which BTW was created by the demon-crats many years ago.

tomcat
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tomcat

Judge Young putting words in Justice Scalia’s mouth after he is gone from this world. Who hires these senseless idiots and puts them on a bench. Just think, a good place to put your time in and you do not have to build billable hours and the paycheck is good. Boy, do we need term limits and the power to send these dolts home.

Boz
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Boz

A few more “rulings” like this and the 2nd Amendment will become “activated”. It mostly lies dormant most of the time, being chipped away and attacked little by little, until a life-threatening attack on it will cause it to be put to use for the main reason intended.

Repo
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Repo

I would like to find a way to make the antigun groups have to fight for the right to use a computer or the internet to express their 1st amendment rights since when it was written the founders could never have imagined such things. They never could have thought one persons voice could have so much weight and travel so far by use of computers and internet. They would have restricted one person from having that kind of power if they had.
That is the same basic argument they are making against the 2nd amendment so what’s good for the goose….

bob evans
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bob evans

i don’t remember a list of guns and magazines in our 2nd amendment ,i guess liberals make there own rules,the constitution well was well written with liberals type in mine

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@bob, They are not really liberals. They are socialist fascists. They are only after power. Once they have it… well… see you at the “Re-education Camp.”

YOOPER BOB
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YOOPER BOB

SEMPER FI TOM!!!

TOM
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TOM

SEMPER FI, BOB

Sean Flaherty
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Sean Flaherty

People forget the lessons of history…..Nazi’s stormed into Russia to take over their country, assets, riches~with belt fed 50 cal machine guns, and mowed down in the millions,…. The under gunned Russins…(mostly using bolt action) The world has 1% fresh water….Countrys like polluted China and Russia in need of fresh water; ie; :Finger Lakes, Great lakes….are, and have been meddling in our elections, spying, war games etc….What if they want to lauch a strategic EMP dsable our defenses, attact and invade our country with AK47’S blazing….Do you want to be the US Citzen with his AR15 taken from you by… Read more »

Docerdoo
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Docerdoo

So what if anything can the NRA do about this?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@ Docerdoo, The NRA can bribe some S. Ct. clerks. It is the S. Ct. clerks that select which cases are reviewed by the S. Ct and write much of the decisions. Not constitutional, but that is how it is done.

Jim Macklin
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Jim Macklin

Each SCOTUS Justice has several clerks, but the nine Justices get together each week and review cases submitted to the Court on appeal. Justice Thomas and his clerks certainly look for Second Amendment cases and Justice Gorsuch probably does the same. But gun laws are not the only kinds of cases and the Court has to have four Justices vote to take the case. The antigun justices want cases that will be destructive and Thomas wants cases like HELLER and McDonald that will be won. Since te 1939 MILLER case was remanded and not decided, perhaps it can be brought… Read more »

Vince
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Vince

So Paul
Do you miss your fellow democrats in the KKK

Mark
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Mark

It’s not the NRA’s fault that some morally deranged person decided to shoot and kill people ,that’s a cheap shot , get educated , and one more thing the KKK is far from gone

Jim Macklin
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Jim Macklin

Yes, the KKK is alive and well inside the DNC.

Paul
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Paul

You sir are an idiot the NRA is nothing like the KKK but deep down your snowflake brain should know that…too much CNN watching

Thomas
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Thomas

What part of an Arm (as in weapon) is not the AR-15? This judge in my opinion is stupid, and should be ignored.
Let us take a play from all the illegals, and just do what we want. That way we will be protected by our Government,
instead of screwed.

David Telliho
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David Telliho

gasp ! you mean don`t stand in line to turn them all in ? that`s too scary. i want to be first in line so they know i`m safe. then too i can apologize for making all this happen. maybe they`ll even let me help……if i turn someone in. hmmmm. wonder if there`l be a reward

Tionico
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Tionico

No he should NOT be ignored. He so8ld be charged with perjury for swearing (oath of office) an oath and not abiding by it. Felony level charge. Prosecute, convict, then take his lawyer’s ticket and kick him off the bench.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Tionico, Without the caveat “under penalty of perjury” under the signature block, failing to abide by the oath is not perjury. The jeopardy of perjury must be accompanied by the warning of perjury.

Paul B
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Paul B

It is time for the NRA to follow the KKK and pass into near oblivion.

Vinson Biddy Jr
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Vinson Biddy Jr

It’s time the NAACP, the BLM, and all the rest of the so called minority groups and anti gun groups to pass away into the has been communist history.

David J.
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David J.

While I am both a critic and member of the NRA, you sir, are completely wrong. I do not know if you are anti-gun in your politics but comparing the NRA to the KKK strongly suggests you are anti-gun. The NRA is no more a hate group than than the millions of law-abiding gun owners are filled with hate toward minorities or anyone else for that matter. To make such a connection on your part reveals the hate in your heart for millions of your fellow US citizens.

TOM
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TOM

PAUL B, IT’S YOUR RIGHT TO OWN OR NOT OWN A FIREARM. IT’S YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE YOUR SAY ABOUT WHATEVER YOU WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT. WHEN YOU DO, HAVE YOUR FACTS READY TO BACK UP WHAT YOU SAY ! THE 5 MILLION NRA MEMBERS HAVE NOT CRIMINALLY KILLED ANYONE ! THE KKK IS ANOTHER STORY, WHO BY THE WAY WAS STARTED AND BACKED BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY MANY YEARS AGO . THE NRA WANTS TO PROTECT EVERY AMERICANS RIGHT TO KEEP AND BARE ARMS AS THE SECOND AMENDMENT SO STATES. IF YOU DON’T CHOOSE TO OWN A FIREARM, THAT’S… Read more »