NAA Implores Senate To Oppose Kavanaugh Appointment

NAA Implores Senate To Oppose Kavanaugh Appointment

To the Editor: The Senate must stand with 67 percent of Americans who support a ban on weapons of war and vote down Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the US Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh wrote the dissenting opinion when the DC Circuit Court upheld a District of Columbia ordinance banning most semi-automatic rifles and argued that the Second Amendment included the right to own semi-automatic rifles. Since one AR-15 devastated our community in 2012, we know firsthand that AR-15s and other weapons of war have no business being in the hands of civilians. Judge Kavanaugh is an NRA gun rights extremist and a dangerous choice for the Supreme Court. If the Senate appoints Judge Kavanaugh, all parents should fear sending their children out of their homes. Our schools, streets, and other public places will be transformed into war zones, and more and more Americans will be killed and injured by weapons of war. California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York have taken steps to ban assault weapons on the state level, and these laws are at risk if an NRA gun rights extremist is appointed to the US Supreme Court. Federal inaction on regulation of weapons of war after 20 children and six educators were senselessly murdered by a gunman with an AR-15 and high capacity magazines in Sandy Hook has cost too many families their children and loved ones in towns and cities across this nation. Since the federal assault weapons ban expired in 2004, […]

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