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    The smear campaign from the democrats has already started.

    "Democrats said that Alito may be "too radical for the American people.""

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    This is going to be fun to watch.
    Blood on the floor for sure.
    Will the Dem's finally realize they're a minority party and along for the ride?

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    From a GOA email:
    'Judge Samuel Alito, Jr., in the Third Circuit, has argued that Congress has no right to regulate the private possession of machine guns.'

    I think I like this guy :P
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    From MSNBC:

    On gun rights, Alito in 1996 was the only appeals judge to vote against upholding Congress’ authority to ban fully automatic machine guns. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sarcastically described “Machine Gun Sammy” as a “perfect Halloween pick.”

    Alito had argued for greater state rights in reasoning that Congress had no authority to regulate private gun possession.

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    They hate the guy, I love the guy. This, from the Brady Campaign:


    "MACHINE GUN SAMMY," A PERFECT HALLOWEEN PICK

    For Immediate Release:
    10-31-2005

    Washington, D.C. - How could it have gone in any other direction, from a
    White House that just gave blanket immunity to the gun industry, which
    refuses to bar terrorists from buying guns, that broke a campaign promise
    and put Uzis and AK-47s back on America's city streets, and insisted that
    records of gun purchases be destroyed before the sun sets on them twice?

    It had to be a Supreme Court pick that favors legal machine guns.

    In 1996, Judge Samuel Alito was the sole judge who dissented from his Third
    Circuit Court of Appeals colleagues when they upheld the authority of
    Congress to ban fully automatic machine guns.

    "Earth to Sammy - who needs legal machine guns?" asked Jim Brady, chair of
    the Brady Campaign. "The Chicago mobsters of the 1930s would be giddy. But
    the man I worked for, who gave us Sandra Day O'Connor and signed the 1986
    machine gun ban, would be shaking his head."

    "Judge Alito's ludicrous machine gun decision is bad enough. But it also
    indicates that a Justice Ilito would attempt to prevent Congress from
    passing other laws to protect Americans from gun violence," said Michael D.
    Barnes, President of the Brady Campaign. "If Judge Alito had his way, the
    federal machine gun ban would have been struck down as unconstitutional, and
    the private possession of these weapons would have become legal."

    = Laughable Brady comment ===========================

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    fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign, working
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumper
    "If Judge Alito had his way, the
    federal machine gun ban would have been struck down as unconstitutional, and
    the private possession of these weapons would have become legal."
    Okay...I'm in!
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    As the nation's largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign, working
    Randy - Sir, Mr Boss - permission if you please - to vomit
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    If the outcry from HCI is good evidence I'll support him.

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    Chris, you're right...shouldn't it say:

    "leading the fight to prevent gun ownership"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Randy - Sir, Mr Boss - permission if you please - to vomit
    Proceed!

    I just HAD to leave that on there. It apparantly came from an email someone received from the Brady Bunch. I almost tossed myself....
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    This just in. They're getting nervous....


    Supreme Court Nominee Samuel Alito's Views Could Imperil Most Federal Gun,
    Ammo, and Explosives Laws, New Violence Policy Center Backgrounder Shows


    Washington, DC--The Violence Policy Center (VPC) today released a
    backgrounder on Supreme Court nominee <http://www.vpc.org/alito.pdf> Judge
    Samuel Alito. Key aspects of the document include:

    * Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito voted to strike down the
    1986 federal machine gun ban in the case U.S. v. Rybar, [103 F.3d 273 (3d
    Cir. 1996)]. Judge Alito was the lone dissenter in the decision upholding
    the conviction of a gun dealer who sold illegal machine guns at a
    Pennsylvania gun show.

    * Application of Judge Alito's unusual and extremely restrictive view
    of Congressional regulatory power could imperil virtually every federal law
    that currently regulates firearms, ammunition, and explosives.

    * Judge Alito's opposition to the machine gun ban mirrors that of the
    National Rifle Association. In 1986, following passage of the ban, then-NRA
    Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director, now NRA Executive Vice
    President, Wayne LaPierre stated, "Repealing the machine gun
    amendment...will be a high priority," and promised the NRA's members that
    the organization would "actively work toward the repeal of the recent
    machine gun ban and will take all necessary steps to educate the public on
    the sporting uses and legal ownership of automatic firearms." The NRA's
    efforts at the time failed.

    * A brief history of machine gun regulation: from the restrictions
    imposed by the National Firearms Act of 1934 in response to the violence
    stemming from Prohibition to the banning of the possession and transfer of
    new machine guns by civilians in 1986 under the Firearms Owners' Protection
    Act.

    The backgrounder concludes, "If Judge Samuel Alito's views on firearms and
    public safety, as expressed through his minority opinion in U.S. v. Rybar,
    became the law of the land, all Americans would be at greater risk from
    virtually uncontrollable firearms proliferation. The federal government
    would be almost powerless to keep firearms, ammunition, and other deadly
    commodities out of the hands of criminals and even terrorists. In a time of
    increased concern regarding homeland security, such views are not only
    counterintuitive, but exceedingly dangerous."

    _____


    The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational foundation
    that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop
    violence-reduction policies and proposals. The Center examines the role of
    firearms in America, conducts research on firearms violence, and explores
    new ways to decrease firearm-related death and injury.

    <http://www.vpc.org/graphics/space.gif>

    <http://www.vpc.org/pressndx.htm>


    For Release:
    Wednesday, November 2, 2005


    Contact:
    Marty Langley
    Violence Policy Center
    (202) 822-8200 x109
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    all Americans would be at greater risk from
    virtually uncontrollable firearms proliferation.
    Don't we just all love the bigotted VPC!!

    Holy moly - criminals get all the damn guns they want right now - it's us legit folks who are penalized in various ways.
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    I like this guy. I was worried when Schumer and Reid and Pelosi all just loved Harriet Miers. THIS guy has them with their panties in a twist. But I've heard most of them comment on the news shows, (rather sadly I thought) that he'll likely get confirmed. I hope so.
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    Ex, I also like to use the "Schumer Panty-twist Scale" to determine whether news is good or bad for gun owners...the higher the twist rate, the better
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