Earlier today, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, a replacement to the late Antonin Scalia.
There is one particular case which shows the stark contrast between the conservative Scalia and less-than-moderate Garland when it comes to the Second Amendment. In fact, the pair had completely opposing viewpoints on a case that affirmed the right of the individual to keep and bear arms.
Via the National Review:
… Back in 2007, Judge Garland voted to undo a D.C. Circuit court decision striking down one of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. The liberal District of Columbia government had passed a ban on individual handgun possession, which even prohibited guns kept in one’s own house for self-defense. A three-judge panel struck down the ban, but Judge Garland wanted to reconsider that ruling. He voted with Judge David Tatel, one of the most liberal judges on that court. As Dave Kopel observed at the time, the “[t]he Tatel and Garland votes were no surprise, since they had earlier signaled their strong hostility to gun owner rights” in a previous case.