I got tipped this one by the Rick Perry campaign: surprised that I didn’t see this before. Halligan is up for a judicial appointment to the US Circuit Court of Appeals for DC, and she’s… well, read [for some reason, the link didn’t work the first time]:
Ms. Halligan’s confirmation has been vigorously opposed by the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, and Committee for Justice. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously rejected her confirmation earlier this year. In 2003, as Solicitor General of New York, Halligan attempted to hold gun manufacturers liable for criminal acts committed with handguns. She filed briefs in federal court arguing for the unconstitutionality of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which the National Rifle Association described as providing “essential protection…for the Second Amendment rights of honest Americans[.]”
Halligan also filed an amicus brief in arguing that federal RICO laws should be used against pro-life groups. She repeatedly attempted to hijack the federal court system in order to impose her own political beliefs on the general public.
Halligan’s hostility to civil rights and life issues is in fact fairly well-documented; and the cloture vote is today. Call your Senator if you want him or her to stand tough on this one.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
(Via AoSHQ): Here’s what we in the business call a pro-tip for SF Weekly Blog gun-grabber Joe Eskenazi: if you want to write a post that can be summed up as Owner of legal firearms plans to sue pig-ignorant Californian law enforcement officials for false arrests and temporary confiscation of said legal firearms, go right ahead.
But, for the love of God: if you’re going to try to scare your readers by showing them a chart of those terrifying devil boom-sticks known as ‘assault weapons’…
…use real ones, dumb[expletive deleted]. I don’t even play Halo and I recognized it as being from a game on sight.
*I don’t know whether to brag about that headline, or apologize for it.
Very good news. As the saying goes: God made man: Sam Colt made them equal. Which goes double for minorities and women, frankly.
Besides, if you’re in a state with a responsible Carry Concealed Weapon program – and they more or less all have to be; there are a lot of predatory gun-grabber lawyers out there – then you’re going to walk out of one of those programs with a pretty clear understanding of what a gun is, what it can do – and, more importantly, what it cannot do. Put another way: how do I feel about encountering a black woman with a gun and a CCW permit?
As a ‘joke.’
I understand that Mayor Richard Daley is a liberal Illinois Democratic politician – which is semantically equivalent to ‘pig-ignorant about guns’ – so let’s go over some of the basics for him about firearm safety. Let’s also discuss some core assumptions that Dick needs to embrace:
- GUNS ARE NOT TOYS.
- GUNS ARE NOT PROPS.
- IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHETHER OR NOT A GUN IS LOADED, IT IS.
- IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHETHER OR NOT A GUN IS READY TO FIRE, IT IS.
- NEVER POINT A GUN AT A LIVING CREATURE UNLESS IT IS A MATTER OF EITHER SELF-DEFENSE OR RESPONSIBLE HUNTING.
- NEVER POINT A GUN AT A REPORTER.
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