“[A]nti-gunners were not able … to trot out the 50 votes needed to break a filibuster of the nomination of Debo Adegbile to be Assistant Attorney General,” Gun Owners of American advised members and supporters in a Friday alert.
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“The anti-gun Adegbile had argued, prior to the Supreme Court’s Heller decision in 2008, that the Second Amendment only applied to militias,” GOA explained.
“Debo Adegbile, who Obama has reportedly been quietly moving toward the vestibule of the U.S. Supreme Court, is also an anti-gun zealot,” NRA’s Wayne LaPierre elaborated in 2012 when the nominee was being “groom[ed] for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia — the traditional stepping-stone to the U.S. Supreme Court.”
“As director of litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., Adegbile co-authored an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court’s gun-ban case, District of Columbia v. Heller,” LaPierre explained. “Among other things, Adegbile’s brief argued that: ‘… the right protected by the Second Amendment is one that exists only in the context of a lawfully organized militia.’”