In a speech to campaign donors this weekend, First Lady Michelle Obama said something with which all of us in the pro-gun rights movement can agree. She said the Supreme Court is at stake in 2012.
Michelle Obama spoke on Friday night at the Providence, R.I., home of Joseph Paolino Jr., a former mayor of the city. About 220 people were scheduled to attend, and the event was expected to raise more than $300,000 for the president’s re-election campaign.
Obama told those in attendance that “we stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country. You’re here because you know that in just 13 months, we’re going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come.” After addressing issues like health care and the economy, she invoked the appointments of Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.
Sandy Froman, former President of the National Rifle Association, made similar comments about what is at stake in the 2012 election at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago. However, she said it would be our gun rights and that we should “pray for the five.”
Just as important will be the Presidential appointments at the District and Appeals Court levels. Using the example of President Bill Clinton, Ms. Froman said that a 2-term President will get to appoint almost 50% of the Federal judiciary. Can you imagine how many anti-gun judges Obama could appoint in a second term?