Word is Barack Obama has chosen another Clintonista, former Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as the next Attorney General. Holder is no friend of the Second Amendment. Dave Kopel writes in this month’s NRA magazine America’s First Freedom that Holder was one of the individuals that signed on to the Reno amicus brief supporting the D.C. gun ban in the Heller Case. That brief claimed that every Justice Department since Franlin Roosevelt through Clinton always believed that the Second Amendment did not protect an individual right to guns for personal use. After the decision came down from the Court that the Second Amendment does indeed cover an individual right to keep and bear arms Holder complained it would mean greater access to firearms and more guns on the street.
Obama is batting three for three on attacking gun owners. First he appoints Clinton’s gun control point man, Rahm Emmanuel, as his Chief of Staff. Then he posts a very specific gun control agenda on his transition web site. Now he appoints Eric Holder as Attorney General.
If you are not an NRA member and a member of your state gun rights (all of them) organizations, join them today because we are going to need every gun owner in this battle.
Update: More on Eric Holder can be found here.