Thursday, February 2, 2012

Newt Gingrich on Gun Control

Over the last 50 years the Supreme Court has become a permanent constitutional convention in which the whims of five appointed lawyers have rewritten the meaning of the Constitution. Under this new, all-powerful model of the Court--and by extension the trail-breaking 9th Circuit Court--the Constitution and the law can be redefined, unchecked, by federal judges.

Anyone who thinks various Supreme Court decisions are not adequately worrisome need only look at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to see how domination by secular Left-liberal judges will change America. It is hard to imagine that one court could be so out of step with the views of the vast majority of the American people. And it is unforgivable that this destructive pattern could have been going on for a generation without an effective challenge.
For example, consider the following 9th Court decision: Silveira v. Lockyear, (2002): The 9th Circuit held there is no individual right to keep and bear arms.

Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract With America, by Newt Gingrich, p. 57-59 - Oct 1, 2005


Newt says it pretty clearly in his book, but there are claims from a few groups in Georgia (this being one of them) that he has been playing both sides of the aisle on gun control. They use a quote from 1997 but don't provide the source (which always makes me suspicious of a quote), but he DID stand with Pelosi on the Safezones issue. I'm curious what his response would be on safezones these days given the obvious terrorist killzones they create.

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