Obama’s SC Nomination Could Be In Danger From A Source He NEVER Expected

At least four pro-gun rights Democrat senators are not tipping their hands whether they would support a Obama nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia who does not fully support the Second Amendment.

Scalia authored the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller decision in 2008, which recognized Americans’ Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for purposes of self-defense.

In it, the late justice wrote, “History showed that the way tyrants had eliminated a militia consisting of all able-bodied men was not by banning the militia but simply by taking away the people’s arms, enabling a select militia or standing army to suppress political opponents.” 

Gun rights supporters continue to laud the 5-4 decision as a watershed moment in the gun control debate in the United States.

The Daily Signal reports that four Democrats who voted against the president proposed gun control measures in the aftermath of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting are now remaining silent on whether they would support an Obama nominee whose record is not strong regarding the Second Amendment.

Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Jon Tester of Montana did not respond to a Daily Signal request for comment regarding the issue. 

“Each voted against at least one of nine separate amendments that would have propelled what Obama called “common-sense gun reforms,” the news outlet noted. Manchin is up for re-election this year, while Donnelly and Heitkamp face voters in 2018. Tester is not up for reelection until 2020. 

As reported by Western Journalism, the president announced a series of executive actions concerning gun control earlier this year, arguing he has the constitutional authority to undertake them. Lawsuits have already been filed in federal court charging that the president exceeded not only his executive authority, but is infringing on Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

The new measures the administration announced came in addition to the 23 actions it took regarding gun control in 2013.

Many, including Republican presidential candidates Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, have pointed to Obama’s decision to circumvent Congress in the past, not only concerning gun control but on multiple occasions, as a reason not to move forward on any of his potential Supreme Court nominees.

As reported by Western Journalism, federal courts have already ruled that the president has exceeded his executive authority regarding illegal immigrants, EPA regulations, and portions of Obamacare.

The president was questioned earlier this week whether he would nominate a moderate to the high court in order to make it more difficult for Republicans to oppose his choice. He quickly replied, “No” and added, “You shouldn’t assume anything about the qualifications of the nominee other than they’re going to be well-qualified.”

Watch What Happens When Candace Cameron Bure Drops Major Truth Bomb On ‘View’ Co-Hosts

On Thursday, the University of Texas at Austin announced it would allow students eligible for concealed carry licenses to carry weapons on campus.

The panel on The View expressed outrage over this decision, going so far apparently as to attack the state of Texas as a whole.

“I would rather send my kids to New Zealand than to Texas,” began Joy Behar, presumably criticizing the state of Texas for its gun laws. “That’s how strongly I feel about that, I think it’s the most dangerous state.”

Agreeing with her co-host, Sara Haines continued the attack. “Schools should be little islands of safety. It should be a place where you can express yourself and learn and feel safe. Honestly, I was not my best self during those emotional years, the idea that a bunch of those students who are very impressionable at that age. Those are the last people that we should be putting guns in their hands.”

“There’s a rape culture on campuses,” host Raven Symone added. “And then you’re going to put guns in the hands [of the students]. And then you’re going to put alcohol in the hands [of the students]. And then you’re going to blame them [the students] for something without giving them the right education in the first place. That’s unacceptable.”

But host Candace Cameron Bure reminded her colleagues that the world doesn’t operate on best case scenarios and blind idealism. “I’m okay with it. The reason being is so many of the gun free zones are the places that get attacked. And you do wonder if somebody was armed could less people have been killed in these mass shootings,” she said.

“Also, we have to remember that these ‘children,’ they’re actually adults because they have to be 21 years old to be armed, they are concealed weapons,” Bure continued. “They have to go through the background checks; they have to go through the gun safety to be able to carry them. So this isn’t an 18 year old out of the gate.”

 

h/t: IJReview

Rock Singer Who Played During Paris Terror Attack Just Revealed 1 Thing He Now Does Libs Will HATE

Jesse Hughes, lead singer of the band Eagles of Death Metal, has made some changes in his life since he, his band, and his audience was attacked by terrorists. The attack, which took place in November 2015 in Paris at the Bataclan Theater, killed 90 people when radical Islamic fundamentalists entered the Bataclan and opened fire on the unarmed crowd. It will not happen again to Hughes if he has anything to do about it. That’s because Hughes is now a card-carrying and firearm-carrying member of the NRA.

Hughes now says he never travels anywhere without his gun. “I don’t go anywhere in America without a gun anymore,” he said. “That sucks. And I’m not paranoid. I’m not a cowboy … but I wanna be prepared.”

The Eagles of Death Metal lead singer appears to see gun ownership as a matter purely of self-protection, as the events in Paris nearly cost him his life.

In an interview with The Guardian, Hughes said that in a world where guns exist, everyone must be able to protect themselves. “I think the only way that my mind has been changed is that maybe that until nobody has guns everybody has to have them,” he said. “Because I’ve never seen anyone that’s ever had one dead, and I want everyone to have access to them, and I saw people die that maybe could have lived.”

The attacks have not stopped the group from performing. The band recently played a gig in Stockholm and praised the reception they received with a Facebook post, “Thank you Stockholm for a warm EODM welcome back last night! Couldn’t have been better!!!”

They also went back to the scene of the atrocity, taking a band photo outside the Bataclan theater where memorial wreaths were laid in honor of those who lost their lives.

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The Eagles of Death Metal vow to be the first band to play at the Bataclan upon its reopening. Hughes promised to be there saying, “I take it as a very sacred duty. I feel we were elected by circumstances to represent this for good or bad. I take that as a responsibility I’m charged by God to do.”

Something Explosive From Marco Rubio’s Past Just Resurfaced, Conservatives Aren’t Going To Like It

In the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Marco Rubio tells crowds he is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.

” … the Second Amendment is not an option. It is not a suggestion. It is a right,” he said during one GOP presidential debate.

But new information from Rubio’s past reveals this was not always so. Breitbart has posted minutes from the West Miami City Commission on March 3, 1999, in when then-Commissioner Rubio supported a resolution banning guns in parks.

The adopted resolution calls upon “members of the Florida Legislature to revise Section 790.06(12), Florida Statutes, and close the loophole by adding language to prohibit firearms in county or municipal parks, recreational facilities, or playgrounds, which are locations where children frequently congregate.” The resolution was approved unanimously.

The Rubio campaign did not reply to a request for comment from Breitbart.

The site also found some in Florida who were unhappy with Rubio’s position on gun issues. Back in 2009, in discussing Rubio’s U.S. Senate campaign, the Tampa Bay Times spoke with former NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer.

“He was a big disappointment to us when he was the speaker,” said Hammer, who did not think Rubio did enough to support a bill allowing employees to bring guns to work. “He talked the talk, but he didn’t walk the walk.”

Questions about Rubio’s position on guns have surfaced before. Last year, as Rubio was weighing whether to run for president, the Washington Examiner noted “Rubio hinted after the Sandy Hook school shooting that he might be open to stricter gun laws for convicted felons or the mentally ill, an idea that fizzled in Congress but sparked an uproar among gun-rights advocates.”

It also cited a Miami Herald report that Rubio supported “reasonable restrictions” on guns, including background checks and waiting periods.

h/t: Breitbart

Something Explosive From Marco Rubio’s Past Just Resurfaced, Conservatives Aren’t Going To Like It

In the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Marco Rubio tells crowds he is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.

” … the Second Amendment is not an option. It is not a suggestion. It is a right,” he said during one GOP presidential debate.

But new information from Rubio’s past reveals this was not always so. Breitbart has posted minutes from the West Miami City Commission on March 3, 1999, in when then-Commissioner Rubio supported a resolution banning guns in parks.

The adopted resolution calls upon “members of the Florida Legislature to revise Section 790.06(12), Florida Statutes, and close the loophole by adding language to prohibit firearms in county or municipal parks, recreational facilities, or playgrounds, which are locations where children frequently congregate.” The resolution was approved unanimously.

The Rubio campaign did not reply to a request for comment from Breitbart.

The site also found some in Florida who were unhappy with Rubio’s position on gun issues. Back in 2009, in discussing Rubio’s U.S. Senate campaign, the Tampa Bay Times spoke with former NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer.

“He was a big disappointment to us when he was the speaker,” said Hammer, who did not think Rubio did enough to support a bill allowing employees to bring guns to work. “He talked the talk, but he didn’t walk the walk.”

Questions about Rubio’s position on guns have surfaced before. Last year, as Rubio was weighing whether to run for president, the Washington Examiner noted “Rubio hinted after the Sandy Hook school shooting that he might be open to stricter gun laws for convicted felons or the mentally ill, an idea that fizzled in Congress but sparked an uproar among gun-rights advocates.”

It also cited a Miami Herald report that Rubio supported “reasonable restrictions” on guns, including background checks and waiting periods.

h/t: Breitbart