The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) praised President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and called on the Senate to quickly confirm him.
SAF founder and executive vice president Alan Gottlieb sent a statement to Breitbart News, saying:
We’re encouraged by this nomination, because by adding Judge Kavanaugh, we might see the high court become more willing to accept and rule on important Second Amendment issues, such as right-to-carry. While the Supreme Court has twice affirmed in the last ten years that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental, individual right to keep a firearm for home defense…the court has yet to even begin defining the right to bear arms outside of the home or business, in public.
Gottlieb added, “Our courts should be the place that we can trust to safeguard our rights and promote freedom. We’re hoping that the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the court will be quickly affirmed by the Senate.”
The NRA likewise praised the nomination of Kavanaugh and NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox pledged to “activate” the group’s six million members in support of confirmation.
Cox said: “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.”
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