On Thursday, multiple gun control groups sent petitions and fundraising emails surrounding Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings.
Shortly before the Senate voted on Jackson’s nomination, the Brady PAC admitted Jackson is a gun control zealot.
Brady PAC email: "After THREE horrific nominations under President Trump, we’re FINALLY getting a gun safety champion on the Supreme Court!!" pic.twitter.com/pIol9wDuz8
— Rob Romano (@2Aupdates) April 7, 2022
After the Senate voted narrowly to confirm Jackson, Everytown for Gun Safety took things a step further. The gun control group admitted “our country is fortunate to have someone like [Ketanji Brown Jackson] on the Supreme Court” because “she understands that reasonable gun safety measures are constitutional.”
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) April 7, 2022
This is further confirmation that Second Amendment supporters and gun rights activists were right to have concern over Jackson’s nomination.
The Supreme Court is slated to hear New York Rifle and Pistol Association v. Cortlett, the first Second Amendment case in more than a decade. The case will force the Supreme Court to decide whether or not Americans can be forced to prove they need to carry a firearm for self-defense purposes.
Given Ketanji Brown Jackson’s anti-gun stance, this will be even more of a reason to keep an eye on this case and future Second Amendment cases coming out of the Court. It will be interesting to see if Jackson delivers on Everytown and Brady’s “hopes” and “dreams.”
Hopefully, for our sake, she will not be a judicial activist – but I’m not holding my breath.