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Obama Pushing ‘Most Anti-Second Amendment Nominee’ in Recent History
Ammo Land ^ | Mar. 4, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff

Posted on 03/04/2013 1:50:24 PM PST by EXCH54FE

Washington, DC --( Senators on Capitol Hill are telling Gun Owners of America that Harry Reid is twisting arms to get support for one of the most anti-gun judicial nominees in recent memory.

Her name is Caitlin Halligan, and she has a long track record in favor of gun control. In fact, one Senate Republican said that she is the most “anti-Second Amendment nominee Obama has ever put forward.”

As New York’s Solicitor General, Halligan was one of the chief lawyers responsible for New York’s baseless and politically motivated efforts to bankrupt gun manufacturers using frivolous litigation. In so doing, Halligan proved that she places liberal political activism above fealty to the law.

Halligan’s public hatred for firearms was only matched by her zealotry inside the courtroom. In a speech on May 5, 2003, Halligan called for “handgun manufacturers [to be held] liable for criminal acts committed with handguns.”

Certainly, no other manufacturer of another item – whether it be cars, baseball bats, or anything else – would be held liable for the criminal misuse of its product. And, as Halligan well knows, the application of that principle to firearms would surely eliminate the manufacture of firearms in America.

After attempts of legal extortion of the firearms industry were repudiated by a bipartisan vote in Congress, Halligan’s office did not let up on attacking gun rights, signing a legal brief calling for New York courts to declare the federal Gun Makers’ Protection Act unconstitutional.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; caitlinhalligan; guncontrol; gungrabber; secondamendment
But, of course, none of this matters to Harry Reid. He and President Obama are doing what they can to pack the Appeals Courts with radical leftists.
1 posted on 03/04/2013 1:50:31 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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There are some very dangerous, misguided people out there.

2 posted on 03/04/2013 1:56:27 PM PST by ez (Laws only apply to little people. Criminals, politicians, and newsies are exempt.)
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She looks like a typical gun-grabbing uber-liberal.

3 posted on 03/04/2013 1:57:00 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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I really don’t know why Reid is “twisting arms.” The Pubbies have already demonstrated time and again they’ll roll over for Obama on any nominee.

4 posted on 03/04/2013 2:05:23 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: rlmorel

I bet she believes in God and is straight too.../s

Geez what a freakshow 0 has wrought on us...

5 posted on 03/04/2013 2:09:23 PM PST by jsanders2001
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This Halligan is not only anti-Second Amendment, she's anti-conservative on everything.

Research paper (PDF).

6 posted on 03/04/2013 2:15:10 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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As if we didn't know, Federal Courts have become more and more the enablers and legitimizers of the rat agenda. They are the second, (after the Senate) and final rubber stamp for whatever Obama’s social justice warriors demand.

That a nominee can have a history of hostility to the second, ninth, tenth Amendments, enumerated powers . . . and have any chance whatsoever, reflects the severity of the sickness that afflicts our once republic

7 posted on 03/04/2013 2:17:57 PM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” Thomas Jefferson.

8 posted on 03/04/2013 4:43:35 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: sauropod


9 posted on 03/04/2013 4:48:22 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: ought-six

Old Thomas had a way with words. Most are still true today!!

“The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.”


10 posted on 03/04/2013 5:39:14 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "ItÂ’s one thing to make a law, ItÂ’s another to enforce it.")
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No guns for you!

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Gun Grabber, Caitlin Halligan

11 posted on 03/04/2013 8:36:17 PM PST by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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