Inside the Gun Control Movement’s Push to Derail Brett Kavanaugh

Inside the Gun Control Movement’s Push to Derail Brett Kavanaugh

Protesters gathered at the US Supreme Court following President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, July 10. Jeff Malet/Newscom via ZUMA Press When Donald Trump announced his selection of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, gun rights’ groups were quick to celebrate the president’s pick. “President Trump has made another outstanding choice in nominating Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court,” Chris Cox, the executive director of the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm, said in a statement following Trump’s announcement on Monday night. “He has an impressive record that demonstrates his strong support for the Second Amendment.” #ScotusPick “On behalf of our six million members, the NRA strongly supports Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. We will be activating our members and tens of millions of supporters throughout the country in support of Judge Kavanaugh." – @ChrisCoxNRA pic.twitter.com/SeC3bcjXVK — NRA (@NRA) July 10, 2018 Kavanaugh’s record on guns aligns well with the NRA’s priorities . In a 2011 legal challenge to DC’s assault weapons ban, Kavanaugh issued a dissenting opinion that asserted assault weapons are within the scope of the Second Amendment, a move that breaks with Supreme Court precedent. And the Trump administration, too, has been a good ally to the NRA—President Trump received over $30 million in campaign support from the group, met with the NRA’s Cox at the White House in March—weeks after the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead—and spoke at the NRA’s annual convention in Dallas earlier […]

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