Joe Biden really loves his ice cream and as such was sorely disappointed to hear of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement. At the same time, even Stevie Wonder could see that Old Joe would nominate someone far to the left of the political center to fill the SCOTUS seat. Someone who supports laws that keep Americans on the gun control plantation.
Thanks in part to a reported agreement that was struck during his presidential run, Biden promised to choose a black woman to fill the next high court opening and now Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson has gotten the nod.
The NRA-ILA has this to say about the nomination.
“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has never affirmed that the Second Amendment protects the individual, fundamental right of all Americans to keep and bear arms for the defense of themselves or others. Consequently, the NRA is concerned with President Biden’s decision to nominate her to the Supreme Court of the United States at a crucial time when there are vital cases that will determine the scope and future of the Second Amendment and self-defense rights in our country. As we always do, the NRA will monitor her statements during the confirmation process and advise our members accordingly.”
The Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex could barely contain its collective glee at Ms. Brown Jackson’s nomination. Giffords offered this as a press release . . .
Today, Giffords Law Center lauded the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. If confirmed, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will succeed Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, whose record of distinguished service on the Court has benefited all Americans since his confirmation in 1994.
Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Control put this out:
Today, Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots arms Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action applauded the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by retiring Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Judge Jackson will make history as the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court, following President Joe Biden’s promise on the campaign trail.
“President Biden has governed as the strongest gun safety president in history, and we have every confidence that Judge Jackson will employ a mainstream, commonsense reading of the Second Amendment,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “We applaud President Biden for nominating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, and urge the Senate to answer the call of history and confirm her without delay.”
“President Biden not only made history nominating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, but he’s also nominated someone who we are confident will determine that common sense gun safety laws are constitutional,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “Our grassroots army of volunteers across the country were proud to help elect the strongest gun safety administration in history, and today’s nomination shows the importance of that work. We look forward to supporting Judge Jackson’s nomination and call on the Senate to swiftly confirm her.”
“It’s incredibly important that those at the highest level of our legal system remember that their decisions have real consequences for real people and that means survivors of gun violence,” said La’Shea Cretain, Everytown Survivor Network Senior Fellow. “Judge Jackson has long placed the people impacted by decisions at the center of her work and I look forward to her doing so on the Supreme Court.”
Gun control disarms victims, not criminals, and has a disproportionate impact on poor and minority communities. But you already knew that.