Gun owners have long been suspicious of President Obama's desire to disarm American citizens. One has to wonder why, but bloggers have been trying to read his mind on this subject for eight years. The answers come down to roughly three theories: He wants to bring America down for past imagined indiscretions, he is so caught up in liberal ideology that he believes guns in the hands of individuals is somehow wrong, or he believes unarmed citizens are easier to control. The answer is probably a combination of all three.
The problem is that so many Americans either agree with him or don't think gun rights are that important. And now we come to a presidential election which will likely pit Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. Clinton has assured her voters that she's in the gun control camp. With Trump we really don't know. He flip flops often and ends up saying what he thinks his supporters want to hear.
As I've stated before in this blog, I'm a one issue voter: The U.S. Supreme Court. The death of Antonin Scalia was a shock to most of us, and he's only the first justice who will have to be replaced. There will be others. And the justices who get appointed will be deciding important issues that will affect us for years.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just struck a blow against the 2nd amendment in Peralta v. County of San Diego by ruling that the California laws severely restricting concealed carry are not precluded by the 2nd amendment.
The case will go to the Supreme Court where one new leftest justice could help the court hammer the 2nd amendment into an empty shell of words.
Hillary Clinton's appointments will be a disaster for Constitutional rights. But at least we know that going in. Donald Trump was not my first choice for the Republican nomination. But he's looking like the only hope for those who want to preserve individual liberties.