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Election 2012: Justices likely to decide gun issues

Election 2012: Justices likely to decide gun issues

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We often hear that this election is the most important in years. But what makes this election so important? Well, for me, one major issue is that during the next four years the President may get to nominate four new Supreme Court justices.

The Second Amendment is currently hanging by a thread. With the present makeup of the Supreme Court there are five justices who believe that private citizens have the right to own firearms, and four liberal justices who don’t believe the Second Amendment is an individual right. If just one of the five conservative justices retires and President Barack Obama is President, the Second Amendment will cease to exist.

Obama has a track record of appointing justices who want total gun control. The two justices Obama has appointed so far, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, are anti-gun, anti-personal liberty individuals and they have expressed these views in their writings and the positions they have taken on gun control issues.

And while we are talking about the gun issue, it is important to keep in mind that Sen. Jon Tester voted to confirm both Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

Allen E. Barr, Stevensville

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