Richard Blumenthal: Amy Coney Barrett Will End ‘Common Sense’ Gun Control

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks during the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the first day of her hearing on Capitol Hill on October 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. With less than a month until the presidential election, President Donald Trump …
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) warned during the Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Monday that Judge Amy Coney Barrett would erase “common sense” gun controls if confirmed.

Blumenthal suggested that confirming Barrett would mean adding an “activist judge” to the Supreme Court, thereby endangering “common-sense” gun control around the country. He suggested Barrett’s “activism uses originalism as smokescreen” to secure confirmation.

He added, “Connecticut has been at the forefront on gun violence protection, on gun safety” and claimed Barrett would “imperil common sense” gun controls in Connecticut and in other states.

On September 26, 2o2o, Blumenthal published a letter to his Senate webpage making clear he had already decided to oppose Barrett’s confirmation and stressed that he will “refuse to meet with her.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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