U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- This year, we made quite a splash when Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas broke a decade-long tradition of silence by peppering questions at an anti-gun lawyer appearing before the Court. Why?
Because, according to Mother Jones, his questions were based on the brief filed in that case by Gun Owners Foundation — and the anti-gun lawyer in the case, representing the Obama Administration, was reportedly “stumped.”
The ideas and arguments that GOF has articulated have always found a receptive audience with Justice Thomas.
After all, he was the one who adopted some of GOF’s arguments in the famous McDonald case from 2010.
This decision — which followed the landmark case in Heller two years earlier — recognized that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms must be protected by every state and locality in the union.
Gun Owners Foundation filed briefs in both the Heller and McDonald cases but it was the latter victory which led the anti-gun Justice Stephen Breyer to lament: “Incorporating the right [to keep and bear arms] recognized in Heller may change the law in many of the 50 states.”
Well, Justice Breyer was right, as we have seen gun control laws repealed all over the country — and concealed carry extended to every state.
About Gun Owners of America (GOA):
Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul.
For more information, visit: www.gunowners.org.
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