Senate Confirms Kagan

By a vote of 63-37, the U.S. Senate confirmed anti-Second Amendment radical Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

Ms. Kagan’s confirmation to the nation’s highest Court Court is a troubling development for supporters of the right to keep and bear arms.  Although she possesses no judicial track record, all of the available evidence suggests that Ms. Kagan will continue to be a politically driven, forceful advocate of restrictive gun laws.

Over the course of her confirmation hearings, Ms. Kagan insisted that the Supreme Court decisions in Heller and McDonald should be treated as precedent and ‘settled law,’ but she also never would say whether she understands the Second Amendment to protect a fundamental right that predates the Constitution. 

Her acknowledgement of Heller and McDonald notwithstanding, the newest justice is in no way precluded from ruling that almost any gun law — including gun owner registration, purchasing limits, waiting periods, private sale background checks, and more — is consistent with the Constitution.

The vote to confirm Elena Kagan flies right in the face of the American people, who overwhelmingly support the individual right to keep and bear arms.  Additionally, a CBS news poll reported on July 13 that only 21% of the American public thinks the Senate should confirm Elena Kagan.

With this confirmation now complete—and with Ms. Kagan likely to be on the Court for decades—Senators who voted for Kagan must return to their states and face the voters not only this November, but in upcoming elections as well.