BELLEVUE, Wash., April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today applaud the U.S. Senate for confirming Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, thus restoring the high court's full complement, and maintaining a philosophical balance important to upholding and enforcing the U.S. Constitution.
Gorsuch was confirmed on a 54-45 vote just before noon Friday.
"Judge Gorsuch demonstrated during two days of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee that he is eminently qualified to occupy the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year," said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. "The court has been shy one critical vote and voice for more than a year. We are delight that time has come to an end."
"President Trump kept his word to voters," Gottlieb concluded, "by nominating a superb jurist with an originalist approach to interpreting the Constitution, and particularly the Bill of Rights, as the Founders intended."
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.
SOURCE Second Amendment Foundation