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Scalia replacement is a line in the sand for 1st and 2nd Amendments


Daily CallerIf there was ever a time to call your Senators, it is now. With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, the author of the Heller vs. District of Columbia decision that threw out Washington D.C.’s handgun ban on the grounds that the Second Amendment protected an individual right to own a firearm, those rights that have been won with a great deal of hard work and sacrifice (not to mention outstanding legal scholarship over the years) – as well as the ability to protect them – are now up for grabs.
While the ramifications of a potential reversal of the Heller decision (and the McDonald v. Chicago case that applied the Second Amendment to the states) are obvious – the passing of Scalia also threatens the ability to protect our Second Amendment rights. How so? Because Scalia was the fifth vote in the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases – two cases that stuck down limits on involvement in political campaigns.

If we allow Obama's nominee to be confirmed, all of those decisions, and all of the rights that Scalia so ably protected, will be lost. Likely forever.

This entry was published Tue Mar 29 12:16:15 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-03-29 12:16:15.0. [Tweet]

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