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Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by fredball, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    [TD="align: left"] Senate Judiciary Committee to Vote on Anti-Gun Judge for Nation's Second-Highest Court
    Ask your Senator to oppose the gun-hating nominee, Robert Wilkins
    The Senate Judiciary Committee will soon begin the first step in taking anti-gun judges and “court-packing” them into what is widely regarded as the nation’s second-most-important court -- the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
    And, unlike anti-gun judges with no “paper trail,” the nominee, Robert Wilkins, has a particularly virulent anti-gun record.
    Wilkins was the D.C. District Court judge who decided, last year, that non-resident U.S. citizens do not have the Second Amendment right to purchase a firearm [Dearth v. Holder, 893 F.Supp. 59 (2012)].
    Dearth had contended that federal firearms laws and regulations made it effectively impossible for a U.S. citizen residing in Canada to purchase a firearm in the United States.
    Wilkins responded, in his opinion on “Second Amendment Claims,” that it didn’t matter if a U.S. citizen was legally barred from purchasing a firearm in the United States, because he already owned a gun in Canada and was free to bring it into the country.
    What? So if you already own a gun, the Second Amendment doesn’t prohibit the government from preventing you from purchasing another one? This comes perilously close to saying that the Second Amendment protects only possession of firearms, and not sales. Hence, this “pre-existing gun argument” could just as easily be used to ban all purchases and sales of firearms by U.S. citizens in the U.S.
    This is made even worse by the context in which Wilkins’ nomination is being pushed. Currently, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is not exactly a conservative bastion. Although it overturned the District of Columbia’s “Banana Republic” anti-gun laws in the Heller case -- as did the Supreme Court on appeal -- it upheld ObamaCare and perhaps provided momentum for the Supreme Court to do the same.
    Nevertheless, the Obama administration would like to turn the critical D.C. circuit into a liberal stronghold like California’s Ninth Circuit -- and it is threatening to blow up the Senate rules in order to do so.
    ACTION: Please take action and demand that they oppose the nomination of anti-gun zealot Robert Wilkins to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
    Please note that the vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee is JUST THE FIRST STEP. If Wilkins is voted out of the committee, then the full Senate will vote on him soon afterwards. The committee vote is expected on Thursday.
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  2. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    We need to put a tourniquet on our senators testicles and twist the hell out of it ! Merkley does not listen.
     
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  3. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Neither Murray or Cantdowell listen either but second the tourniquet to their balls too (yeah these HO's have em), seeing as Wa voters constantly vote for women to represent ALL of us...
     
  4. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A tourniquet? Man Taku, you're way too nice! .....ha,ha.
     
  5. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just what this nation needs....another gun hating Mao in a position of power.
     
  6. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah
    you have it worse than we do and it sucks here.
     
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  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Uhhhhh..... Merkley doesn't HAVE any testicles, could we apply a tourniquet around his neck instead? ;)
     
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  8. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::D

    I think that may have happened already. Lack of oxygen to the brain might be the explanation for his actions.
     
  9. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    I've listened to him, even shared an airplane flight with him, and it appears he truly believes what he says. That may be worse, not better.

    The "system" self-selects people who will support and defend that system. He can't be a freedom-loving citizen and get elected to high office; it ain't gonna happen. Is he the worst that could have come to pass in the Beaver State? Maybe his presence is keeping Ginny Burdick out of the US Senate!

    Be grateful, every day. It helps you get through.
     
  10. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    On a reply to an email I wrote Merkley, he explained his yes vote for more gun restrictions. I promptly replied back to him I was going to do everything I could to help him seek other opportunities. Well, needless to say he didn't respond again.

    But true to my word I am working to help him in that endeavor.