Pro-gun Federal Judge Nominee In Trouble!

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Admin, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Admin

    Admin Active Member Staff Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Senate Democrats Trying To Torpedo Pro-gun Judicial Appointee
    -- Calls needed to Senate to help break upcoming filibuster

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

    "As a law enforcement official, I know crimes are caused by
    criminals, not by the gun industry. Indeed, by providing
    good-quality firearms at reasonable prices to law-abiding citizens
    and lawmen, the gun industry helps reduce crime." -- Bush nominee
    to the federal bench, Attorney General Bill Pryor (AL)

    (Tuesday, June 24, 2003) -- As you read that quote above, you can
    see why Democrat Senators Charles Schumer (NY) and Dianne Feinstein
    (CA) don't want Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor confirmed to the
    11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Simply put, Bill Pryor is way too pro-gun for them.

    You may remember U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft stated in 2001
    that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and
    bear arms. Well, it was Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor who
    mobilized attorneys general in 17 other states to sign a letter
    commending Ashcroft for his position.

    The Pryor letter cites different scholarly law review articles and
    Supreme Court opinions that substantiate the true meaning behind the
    Second Amendment. The letter also quotes gun-hating constitutional
    scholars (like Laurence Tribe) who have reluctantly concluded that
    the Second Amendment does indeed protect an individual right to bear

    Finally, the Pryor letter references the work of John Lott which
    shows that putting guns in the hands of good people is good public
    policy. Why? Because "more guns [means] less crime."

    President George Bush nominated Gen. Pryor to be a judge in the
    federal court system, but the Democratic leadership has stonewalled
    his confirmation -- just as it has done with so many other

    The Senate Judiciary Committee was expected to vote on Pryor's
    nomination this week. But minority party delay tactics have pushed
    back that vote until sometime in July. (Democrats have submitted an
    unprecedented number of questions for General Pryor to answer before
    the Judiciary Committee acts on his nomination.)

    Please contact your Senators and ask them to support the Pryor
    nomination. He is unabashedly pro-gun, and deserves the support of
    gun owners nationwide.

    ACTION: Help get pro-gun Attorney General William Pryor confirmed
    to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. You can contact your Senators
    by visiting the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at and sending them a pre-written
    e-mail message. Or, you can cut-and-paste the text below and fax it
    to your two Senators (fax numbers can be found at the above URL).

    ------ Pre-written message ------

    Dear Senator:

    I am very disturbed that the U.S. Senate is dragging its feet in
    confirming pro-gun Alabama Attorney General William Pryor to the
    11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Make no mistake, General Pryor is more than qualified to assume a
    position on the federal bench. Not only does he have a "qualified"
    rating from the American Bar Association, he has spent years
    distinguishing himself as a top-class public servant.

    He has served as the Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review. He
    has personally argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. And he
    has been elected to the position of Attorney General in the state
    of Alabama.

    Even partisan opponents have heaped high praise on him. Dr. Joe
    Reed, the chairman of the Alabama Democratic Conference, says that
    William Pryor is a "first-class public official" who "will be a
    credit to the judiciary and will be a guardian for justice."

    I support General Pryor's nomination because he is pro-Constitution
    and pro-Second Amendment. And I will consider ANY vote to delay or
    filibuster his nomination as an anti-gun vote.

    I hope you will oppose any stall tactics and vote to CONFIRM William
    Pryor to the federal bench. Gun Owners of America will report to me
    how you vote. Thank you.


  2. Gunfyter

    Gunfyter New Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    Western Maryland
    Took care of my two Senators earlier this morning.

  3. riderbob

    riderbob New Member

    Dec 19, 2002
    Just west of " You sure do live a long way from
    Did And Done

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