WASHINGTON, D.C (October 26, 2020) — Firearms Policy Coalition congratulates Justice Amy Coney Barrett on her confirmation as Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court.
FPC thanks President Donald J. Trump for nominating Justice Barrett to succeed the late warrior, jurist, and icon, Justice Ginsburg, Senate Leader McConnell for his bold and necessary leadership throughout this process, and the 52 senators who voted to confirm Justice Barrett for their courage and fulfillment of their duty to ensure the Nation’s highest Court has principled jurists who respect the text and original public meaning of the Constitution. FPC also thanks all Americans who encouraged the Senate to confirm Justice Barrett, including through phone calls, e-mails, social media, and FPC’ s Grassroots Take Action tools at SCOTUSvote.com.
“FPC’s legal team, the largest and most impactful of its kind in the nation, is already hard at work on some of the most important Second Amendment lawsuits in the country, and is actively preparing dozens more,” said FPC President Brandon Combs. “As Justice Thomas has explained, the Second Amendment is not a second-class right. We are eager to see the Supreme Court grant certiorari in an appropriate case, reaffirm that the Constitution’s text means exactly what it says, and once more clarify that recalcitrant lower courts cannot continue to apply the interest balancing tiered scrutiny the Court expressly rejected in Heller.”
“The American people have had their fundamental, individual rights tortured by extreme, anti-Second-Amendment politicians for decades, and it has become increasingly clear over the last decade that politicians have felt empowered by a gun-shy Supreme Court,” explained FPC Director of Legal Policy Matthew Larosiere. “With Justice Barrett on the Court, we hope to soon see a shift towards the aggressive stewardship of our rights the Constitution compels and the People deserve.”
“Justice Barrett’s confirmation is a deeply needed source of hope for those of us living in authoritarian, anti-rights states like California, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York,” commented FPC Grassroots Director Richard Thomson. “Under our Constitution we shouldn’t need to move to Texas or Wyoming to exercise our natural human right to keep and bear arms, and our teams are looking forward to making it possible for all law-abiding people to access and exercise their rights.”
Firearms Policy Coalition (www.firearmspolicy.org) is a 501(c)4 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend constitutional rights—especially the right to keep and bear arms—advance individual liberty, and restore freedom.