Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett puts years of gun safety progress at risk

Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett puts years of gun safety progress at risk

Opinion contributor In the years since I founded Moms Demand Action at my kitchen table, the gun safety movement has made unmistakable progress at the ballot box, in statehouses and in Congress. We’ve elected thousands of gun-sense candidates, passed background check and red flag laws in states across the country, and beat back 90% of the National Rifle Association’s priority bills — five years in a row. But now, after the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill her seat, all of that progress is at risk. The president’s decision to try to ram through a new Supreme Court justice while early voting in the most important election of our lifetimes is already underway — and his selection of a judge with an alarming interpretation of the Second Amendment — lay bare just how high the stakes are for the gun safety movement. Supreme Court is best NRA hope If we don’t stop President Donald Trump and his Senate Republican allies, the coming years could bring legal decisions that threaten to undo decades of progress for public safety. Over 145,000 Americans have been killed by guns with President Trump in office, and if he succeeds in appointing another opponent of gun safety laws to the court, even more Americans will die. After years of losing in the courts and at the ballot box, it’s not surprising that the beleaguered NRA and other opponents of strong gun safety laws see the […]

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