Anti-Gunners Make the Case Why Amy Coney Barrett Should be Confirmed to SCOTUS

September 28, 2020
For immediate release

Anti-Gunners Make the Case Why Amy Coney Barrett Should be Confirmed to SCOTUS

Springfield, VA – The Michael Bloomberg-funded anti-gun groups Moms Demand Action and Everytown unwittingly made the argument why Amy Coney Barrett should be the next Supreme Court Justice.

An Everytown report on Barrett’s dissent in Kanter v Barr states:

Among the first issues that could come before the Supreme Court in upcoming terms are laws regulating the carrying of guns in public, prohibitions on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, laws restricting the purchase and possession of guns by young people, and laws prohibiting possession by domestic abusers and others with dangerous histories. A new Supreme Court majority could also conceivably change the standard of review in Second Amendment cases, a development that could put nearly every gun law at risk. (Emphasis added)

Erich Pratt, who is the Senior Vice President of Gun Owners of America (GOA), responded:

Moms Demand Action and Everytown’s notion that Amy Coney Barrett could strike down gun control is exactly why we need Barrett on the Court. For far too long, the Supreme Court has refused to take up cases and apply the history, text and tradition of the Second Amendment as well as the Heller and McDonald decisions. Gun owners need a pro-gun majority on the Court that will finally take up and strike down unconstitutional gun control that has been supported by anti-gun judges in the lower courts.

Furthermore, Barrett’s dissent in Kanter demonstrates her strong commitment to the Second Amendment. Aidan Johnston, Director of Federal Affairs of GOA, discussed Judge Barrett’s record on the Second Amendment in a memo, concluding:

Barrett’s dissent from her two Republican-appointed colleagues cited the text and original meaning of the Second Amendment in a bold, uncompromising, and well-researched conclusion, [and it] reveals an unequivocal commitment to the rule of law and an unwillingness to back away from Second Amendment issues due to cowardice, personal preference, or ever-increasing threats by anti-gun politicians…. Gun Owners of America looks forward to the expeditious confirmation of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesperson, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit grassroots lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.

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