Biden to Nominate Anti-Gun Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General

Judge Merrick Garland NRA-ILA
Anti-2A judge Merrick Garland is Biden’s likely pick for Attorney General. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- At a news conference on January 7th, President-elect Joe Biden announced he will nominate U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General. Biden’s choice of a noted Second Amendment opponent to lead the Department of Justice is an overt assault on gun rights and gun owners.

Following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Garland as Justice Scalia’s replacement. With an understanding of Garland’s unacceptable jurisprudence, NRA strongly opposed Garland’s nomination and the Senate wisely chose not to consider the nomination.

Garland’s anti-Second Amendment position is clear from his record. Garland does not believe the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. On March 9, 2007, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a ruling in Parker v. District of Columbia, the precursor to Heller v. District of Columbia. The opinion struck down the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the civilian ownership of handguns and recognized that the Second Amendment protects an individual right. Expressing disapproval of the panel’s ruling, Garland voted to rehear the case.

Moreover, Garland has worked to undermine a federal statute meant to protect gun owners from firearms registration. In the 2000 case NRA v. Reno, NRA sued to stop the Department of Justice from retaining successful National Instant Criminal Backgrounds Check System (NICS) transaction records in what the agency termed an “audit log.” In relation to NICS, federal law (18 U.S.C. 922(t)(2)(c)) requires the government to “destroy all records of the system with respect to the call (other than the identifying number and the date the number was assigned) and all records of the system relating to the person or the transfer.” In a three-judge panel, Garland joined a colleague to uphold this Department of Justice practice, imperiling the privacy of gun owners.

Given his long history of hostility towards the Second Amendment and gun owners, Judge Garland is the wrong choice to lead our nation’s Department of Justice.


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uncle dudley
uncle dudley
3 months ago

Old Lyin Joe is dragging former obama butt kissers into the government filling up the swamp with more left wing anti gun, anti freedom loving people, what’s next, importing someone from China to a cabinet position.

macdog
macdog
3 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

The chinese are probably already imbedded. We have to thank the less than honorable, “esteemed sen. feinstein”, eric swallowswell and commrade Joe for getting the Chinese into through the door. Maybe Ole Joe has a plan to hook up some “Chinese interns” with key cabinet members. Just a little reward for doing business with the Biden crime family.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
3 months ago
Reply to  macdog

Uncle Joey likes that Slope hair sniffing.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
3 months ago

It doesn’t matter what his orders are, with respect to new gun laws, if federal LEOs refuse to follow those orders.

If federal LEOs are inclined to follow his orders, they may change their minds if state police, county sheriff’s deputies, and city/town police decide to act in accordance with the Constitution.

A large percentage of people have had enough of bad LEOs following bad orders.

willyd
willyd
3 months ago

It is like I have said before, until the NRA does a total house cleaning I am choosing to part with anymore of my money, the only thing they have done recently is that after someone else does the battle, the NRA jumps in to claim the victory!!!!!! Time to clean house, Mr Wayne has it sewn up and eliminates anybody who tries to oust him and his cronies from his castle!!!!

Mac
Mac
3 months ago

Stupid is as stupid does!

dodge4me
dodge4me
3 months ago

All gun control is an act of war!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mijx0FQgaj4

Stag
Stag
3 months ago

And? Trump nominated anti-gun William Barr and you said nothing about it. When is the last time we had a pro-2A AG?

Ram
Ram
3 months ago

This nomination will give sitting democrats
an orgasm of explosive diarhea.

Capn Dad
Capn Dad
3 months ago

Fight or flight which shall it be?

Cruiser
Cruiser
3 months ago

The DNC (who actually runs the party) have been doing everything thing they can to anger Conservatives over the past twenty years. If it is popular, we’ll try to take it away. If it’s unpopular we push it on the population. We know what’s good for you. If we can get one of the worst candidates elected
we can do anything, the sheep will obey.

Nurph
Nurph
3 months ago

Hey, NRA, where the hell have you been the last 4 years?! NOW you care?!

DIYinSTL
DIYinSTL
3 months ago
Reply to  Nurph

Lining the pockets of Wayne LaPierre and his cronies and paying Wayne’s attorney’s to defend him for ripping off the membership. That’s where the NRA has been for the last 4 years.

Miserable Wretch
Miserable Wretch
3 months ago

Ah yes. the failed Supreme Court nominee.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago

What a surprise. I’m shocked.

AZ Lefty
AZ Lefty
3 months ago

SO what is his position on Bespoke suits? You know what is REALLY IMPORTANT to the NRA

DIYinSTL
DIYinSTL
3 months ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

Nothing wrong with bespoke suits – so long as you pay for them out of your own pocket, especially if you have a bloated undeserved salary. Unfortunately Wayne has not earned his now bloated salary for over a decade and he expensed his suits out of the NRA’s dwindling assets.