In 2011, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh used a dissenting opinion to explain that semiautomatic handguns and rifles are “commonly-owned” and therefore constitutionally protected.
His dissent came in Heller v. District of Columbia (2011), which was a suit challenging firearm regulations adopted in D.C. in the aftermath of the seminal District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), Breitbart reports.
In Heller, the Supreme Court held that handguns – the vast majority of which today are semi-automatic – are constitutionally protected because they have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens. There is no meaningful or persuasive constitutional distinction between semi-automatic handguns and semiautomatic rifles. Semi-automatic rifles, like semi-automatic handguns, have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens for self-defense in the home, hunting, and other lawful uses. Moreover, semiautomatic handguns are used in connection with violent crimes far more than semi-automatic rifles are. It follows from Heller’s protection of semi-automatic handguns that semi-automatic rifles are also constitutionally protected and that D.C.’s ban on them is unconstitutional.
The democrats are finding any and every reason for “the resistance” to protest and deep six the Presidents decision.
HAPPENING NOW: As #SCOTUSPick is announced elected officials and activists of New York City have taken the streets outside Trump Tower in protest calling to #reclaimSCOTUS and hold a vote until after the midterms. #SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/8aHEqqygiH
— Kyle O'Leary (@tkocreative) July 10, 2018
"They have overplayed their hand and they woken up the dragon… get your grandma on the phone… We cannot have 40 more years of Trump values on this court: this is the fight of our lives for our lives:
— Fight For 15 (@fightfor15) July 10, 2018
Kavanaugh gave a brief speech introducing himself, his family, and describing his approach to his upcoming role on the nation’s highest court. “My judicial philosophy is straightforward—a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law,” he said. “A judge must interpret statutes as written, and a judge must interpret the Constitution as written–informed by history and tradition and precedent.”
This might just make the liberals and democrat’s heads explode and incite for violence against Trump Supporters. Our nation is divided and people are seeing more and more violence erupt from the left.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.