BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grassroots power has helped derail President Obama's nomination of anti-gun extremist Caitlin Halligan to the District of Columbia Circuit Court, with keystone opposition from members and supporters of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
"We sent out more than one million e-mail alerts to gun owners across the country, warning them of Halligan's anti-gun philosophy," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, "and it is clear from today's 54-45 Senate vote against cloture, thus rejecting Halligan's nomination, that their voices were heard loud and clear."
The CCRKBA mailing identified Halligan as a "liberal agitator and a fervent gun hater" who "pushed to bankrupt gun manufacturers in New York with frivolous lawsuits."
"After the disastrous appointments of Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court," Gottlieb said, "we could not stand silently while Obama put forth his most radical anti-gun nominee for a lifetime appointment to one of the most influential federal courts in the nation.
"Tuesday's vote," he continued, "is proof that gun owners are wise to Obama's anti-gun strategy. He may not be able to pass legislation, but his legacy could be a federal court system stacked with gun-grabbing judges who will do whatever it takes to erase the landmark Second Amendment victories before the Supreme Court in the Heller and McDonald cases.
"We are delighted and proud that our members and supporters told the Senate that this is where it ends," Gottlieb said. "We are not going to allow President Obama the chance to saddle our country and our Constitution with people like Halligan, who are clearly hostile to the Second Amendment.
"There is no place in the federal judiciary for anyone who so vigorously opposes one of our most cherished civil rights," he concluded. "We're gratified that a majority in the Senate understands this."
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 Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms