Barrett says she owns a gun but could fairly judge a case on gun rights

Barrett says she owns a gun but could fairly judge a case on gun rights
Amy Barrett Coney (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – And? This headline seems like an unfinished thought. Are the authors suggesting that owning, or failing to own, a certain object impacts a judge’s ability to deliver a fail ruling in a case involving that object?]

President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court says her family owns a gun and that she thinks she can fairly judge a guns case. Asked by Senate Judiciary chairman Senator Lindsey Graham if she owns a gun, Barrett replied, “we do own a gun”.

The Supreme Court has gone a decade without acting on a major case concerning the Second Amendment, an issue that could receive rare attention in the future by the high court should Judge Amy Coney Barrett be confirmed to the bench in the coming weeks.

The court has resisted taking up a significant Second Amendment case since the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller – which held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm – and a 2010 follow-up, turning away 10 gun rights cases in the last term alone.

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