Dianne Feinstein: More People Will Die in Mass Shootings if Brett Kavanaugh Gets Confirmed

‘If the Supreme Court were to adopt your reasoning I fear the number of victims would continue to grow and citizens would be rendered powerless in enacting sensible gun laws’

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FEINSTEIN: "Judge Easterbrook, as you know, a conservative judge from the Seventh Circuit, concluded that that reasoning was absurd. And he pointed out that a law’s existence can’t be the source of its own constitutional validity. In fact, I’m left with the fact that your reasoning is far outside the mainstream of legal thought. And that it surpasses the views of Justice Scalia who was clearly a pro-gun justice. Even Scalia understood that weapons that are like M16 rifles or weapons that are most useful in military service can, in fact, be regulated. And there’s no question that assault weapons like the AR-15 were specifically designed to be like the M16. The United States makes up 4 percent of the worldwide population, but we own 42 percent of the world’s guns. Since 2012, when 20 first graders and 6 school employees were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, there have been 273 school shootings. This is an average of five shootings every month and a total of 462 children, teenagers, teachers and staff shot and 152 killed. I care a lot about this. I authored the assault weapons legislation that became law for ten years. And I have seen the destruction. If the Supreme Court were to adopt your reasoning, I fear the number of victims would continue to grow and citizens would be rendered powerless in enacting sensible gun laws. So this is a big part of my very honest concern.”

(h/t Breitbart)

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