Whether we like the system or not, it seems that virtually every gun control law passed ends up being heard by the US Supreme Court. With a renewed effort amongst the Democrats to ban guns and conceal and carry, the makeup of the SCOTUS becomes a critical issue for gun rights.
The current Court is made up of five justices that have ruled in favor of the Second Amendment right to bear and carry firearms and four justices that believe the Second Amendment is being wrongly interpreted. These four justices, Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan, only need one more Second Amendment dissenter to be nominated to the Court and the face of gun control will be drastically changed for years to come.
Most political analysts believe that at least one more justice will retire during the next presidential term. If Obama is still in office, he will surely seat another flaming liberal like the two he has appointed during this term. That being the case, be prepared for the strictest gun control laws ever to be upheld by the Court.
That’s why it is so very important that we support a Republican candidate that has demonstrated their support of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. It’s also important that the Republicans keep control of the House and gain control of the Senate to keep any of Clinton’s or Obama’s gun control measures from every being enacted in the first place.
However, what I don’t understand is why Justices and federal judges like those in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals aren’t removed from the bench in the first place. The Constitution says that they are to serve in ‘good behavior’, not for life or until they retire. When judges and Justices begin re-interpreting the US constitution to mean what they want it to say and not what it actually says, I would consider that to be ‘bad behavior’ which according to the Constitution would be grounds for their removal by the President or articles of impeachment.
But until we get politicians with the cajonies to take such action, it’s left up to us voters to insure that we elect a president that will protect our Second Amendment rights to bear and carry arms.