Kavanaugh nomination is a ‘slap in the face’ to community that survived Parkland shooting

Kavanaugh nomination is a 'slap in the face' to community that survived Parkland shooting

An AR-15 can spray 150 rounds in six minutes. I know this because this is exactly what happened the day my two sons Cameron and Holden were trapped in a classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, the day a mentally ill person slaughtered their friends using an AR-15, a weapon of war. It was a slap in the face to the Parkland community on 9 July 2018 when Donald Trump announced his supreme court nominee to replace retiring justice Anthony Kennedy. To the delight of some and the chagrin of many, Trump chose Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Sign up to receive the latest US opinion pieces every weekday On 24 February 2018, following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, President Trump declared he would make access to assault weapons very difficult, saying: “Bump stocks, we are writing that out. I’m writing that out myself. I don’t care if Congress does it or not, I’m writing it out myself. You put it into the machine gun category which is what it becomes essentially, a machine gun, and nobody’s going to be able, it’s going to be very hard to get them.” Now he has nominated a potential supreme court justice who believes in an extreme interpretation of the second amendment, one that the majority of Americans do not support. Supreme court pick could make assault weapons ban unconstitutional Read more In 2011, Kavanaugh issued a lone dissent against the 2008 supreme court ruling in District of Columbia v Heller voting […]

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