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“We do own a gun” are the five words Judge Amy Coney Barrett said that is making liberals heads explode.

Liberals Start to Meltdown

On her Tuesday confirmation hearing, Barrett told Senators that she did in fact own a firearm.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham asked the judge as to whether she could “fairly decide a case even though you own a gun.” 

The 48-year-old judge quickly answered “yes.”

Graham asked, “When it comes to your personal views about this topic, do you own a gun?” Barrett responded, “We do own a gun.”

This answer did not make Democrats happy. 

Barrett – a Defender of the Constitution

The potential Supreme Court justice answered more thoroughly saying, “Judges can’t wake up one day and say I have an agenda, I like guns, I hate guns, I like abortion, I hate abortion and walk in like a royal queen and impose their will on the world. You have to wait for cases and controversies, which is the language of the Constitution, to wind their way through the process.”

Gun Exchange that Infuriated Democrats

The exchange between the senator and judge:

Graham: There’s the Heller case. What’s that about?

Barrett: The Heller case is a case decided by the Supreme Court which held that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms.

Graham: Okay. Now, my friends on the Left, some of them have a problem with Heller; they may try to challenge the construct of Heller. If a state or local government passed a law in defiance of Heller, what would happen?

Barrett: In defiance of Heller?

Graham: Or that was challenging the construct of Heller?

Barrett: A challenge the concept of Heller, if it was brought in a lower court, Heller binds. Lower courts always have to follow Supreme Court precedent.

Graham: If the Supreme Court want to revisit Heller, what would they do?

Barrett: If someone challenged Heller below because a state or local government passed a law contradicting Heller, the Supreme Court would have to take that case once it was appealed all the way up. So the Court would have to decide, “Yes, we want to overrule Heller and we have enough votes to grant cert and then do so.”

Graham: So that’s the way the process works?

Barrett: Yes. It would start because there was a law, then there was a lawsuit, then there was an appeal, then the Court granted cert, and then the Court decided the case.

Graham: Is that true no matter what the issue is, whether it’s gun, abortion, health care, campaign finance, does that process hold true for everything?

Barrett: Judges can’t wake up one day and say I have an agenda, I like guns, I hate guns, I like abortion, I hate abortion and walk in like a royal queen and impose their will on the world. You have to wait for cases and controversies, which is the language of the Constitution, to wind their way through the process.

Graham: So if a state said, I don’t think you should have over six bullets and somebody believed that violated the Second Amendment, there would be a lawsuit and the same process would work, right?

Barrett: The same process would work; in that case there would be — parties would have to sue the state arguing that that law was unconstitutional, it would wind its way up, and if it got to the Supreme Court, and if the Supreme Court decided to take it, a whole decision-making process begins; you’d hear arguments from litigants on both sides; they write briefs. You talk to clerks as a judge; you talk to your colleagues, and you write an opinion. Opinions circulate and you get feedback from your colleagues. So it’s an entire process; it’s not something that a judge or justice would wake up and say, “Ah. We’re hearing this case. I know what my vote’s gonna be.”

4 Comments

  1. You know that made every liberal get a permanent eye twitch. They just can’t come to terms with the Fact, Yes Fact that the 2nd Amendment is an individual right. Individual right, and according to the amendment it won’t be infringed on. They have infringed the heck out of it with the 25000 gun laws. But it’s nice to know that our legal system might have a chance to work Correctly.

  2. And every democrat is armed with either a gun or armed body guard. The clamor of the left for gun control is not based on their concern for Americans safety. They want a passive obedient populace for a peaceful takeover of the country. Why else after 243 years are democrats so hellbent on disarming Americans. Are they planning on doing something that would make someone want to shoot them?

  3. One less yes vote, one MORE NO vote. I accidentally hit the wrong button! President Donald Trump is NOT to blame for the ongoing unrest in American cities…..it is actually the failed leadership of the democrats who are to blame…..which is why the chaos is all in democrat run cities and states!

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