Remembering Scalia: A Lion for the 2nd Amendment

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Supreme Court Justice Scalia 

The Second Amendment had no greater friend than Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

The 2nd Amendment had no greater defender of the Constitution than Justice Antonin Scalia.

The 2nd Amendment community has lost an unrivaled hero.

Gun owners around the country issued a collective gasp when they heard the news that this lion of the Supreme Court had passed away.

For 30 years, Justice Scalia served our nation with principle, passion and phenomenal intellect.  Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, his outspoken wit and brilliant vision of what the Constitution is supposed to be had a profound impact on – and will continue to be a beacon to American gun owners.  His refusal to legislate from the bench set him apart from his fellow jurists and as the author of the Heller decision, reaffirmed the true intent of the 2nd Amendment.

“As long as judges tinker with the Constitution to ‘do what the people want,’ instead of what the document actually commands, politicians who pick and confirm new federal judges will naturally want only those who agree with them politically.” Justice Scalia – 2004

Texas Governor Greg Abbot’s statement is spot-on in capturing the spirit of Scalia – he was as fine a human being as he was a legal giant:

“Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of God, a patriot, and an unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law. He was the solid rock who turned away so many attempts to depart from and distort the Constitution. His fierce loyalty to the Constitution set an unmatched example, not just for judges and lawyers, but for all Americans.”

It is with utmost of respect and gratitude that Gun Owners of California offers prayers of comfort to Justice Scalia’s family – his wife, nine children and 28 grandchildren.  A replacement of his extraordinary caliber will surely be difficult to attain.

“The Court must be living in another world. Day by day, case by case, it is busy designing a Constitution for a country I do not recognize.” Justice Scalia – 1996

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