(February 25, 2022) — Following President Biden’s announcement today nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) released the following statement:
As we’ve said before, the justices of the Supreme Court should, and indeed must, do what the Constitution’s text and liberty compel. One need not look further than the current Russian invasion of Ukraine to fully comprehend that the human right to keep and bear arms is as relevant and necessary today as ever.
Judge Jackson, who served for a time as an assistant public defender, should have first-hand experience of just how evil and corrupt the criminal justice system is, using coercive plea bargaining to avoid constitutionally required jury trials and putting people in cages for non-violent possessory offenses such as merely possessing common semi-automatic firearms or carrying a handgun without a license in New York, California, and other states where governments are openly hostile to the Second Amendment rights of peaceable individuals.
If Judge Jackson is confirmed to be the next associate justice of the Court, we hope that she will use her voice to restore the Fourth Amendment, long gutted in the never-ending wars on drugs and terror, end Court-fabricated doctrines like qualified immunity, declare abusive civil asset forfeiture to be unconstitutional, overrule bad precedents like Hans v. Louisiana, protect due process and freedom of speech, and respect the fundamental right to keep and bear arms that is both necessary for self-defense and serves as a bulwark against tyranny, such as when it did in Athens, Georgia in 1946.
Firearms Policy Coalition (firearmspolicy.org), a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, exists to create a world of maximal human liberty, defend constitutional rights, advance individual liberty, and restore freedom. FPC’s efforts are focused on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and adjacent issues including freedom of speech, due process, unlawful searches and seizures, separation of powers, asset forfeitures, privacy, encryption, and limited government. The FPC team are next-generation advocates working to achieve the Organization’s strategic objectives through litigation, research, scholarly publications, amicus briefing, legislative and regulatory action, grassroots activism, education, outreach, and other programs. FPC Law (FPCLaw.org) is the nation’s largest public interest legal team focused on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the leader in the Second Amendment litigation and research space.