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Loretta Lynch -- nominated to replace Attorney General Eric Holder -- is making the rounds among Senators. She is schmoozing them and trying to win their votes with sugary one-on-one private meetings in which she says nothing.

But we know the drill. Eric Holder and Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan did the same. In the case of Sotomayor, Kagan, and now Lynch, they had a limited paper trail on guns, and professed to believe in the Second Amendment.

Then, the day after they were confirmed, they became our worst enemies. And it became pretty clear that they hated us -- and the Second Amendment -- all along.

There's no absolute way to weed out lying anti-constitution nominees. But we need to do a better job than we've been doing.

For this reason, Gun Owners of America is asking Senators to force Lynch to go on record with respect to the legality of anti-gun actions by the Obama administration. Not to determine whether she agrees with the President, but to hear her views on the legality of his actions.

For instance, in some parts of the country the ATF is routinely copying all dealer 4473's and bound book entries in connection with its routine annual inspection -- thus creating a de facto national gun registry of law-abiding gun owners. And make no mistake about it: If regionally held records can be accessed in Washington by the push of a keystroke, it's a national gun registry -- prohibited by federal law.

Does Lynch believe this process is unlawful? If not, her disregard for the law makes her unqualified to serve as attorney general.

The Obama administration has tried to outlaw the importation of shotguns and ammunition. And it is being urged to ban the import of semi-autos, thus circumventing Congress' decision to reject that ban. In the case of shotguns, the administration has argued that they have no “sporting purpose.” Huh??!!

Irrespective of whose signature was on that ban, we know the real "mover" was Eric Holder and the ATF.

And then there's Operation Fast and Furious. Does Lynch have a problem with that?

Does she favor semi-auto and magazine bans?

What about ATF's illegal efforts to register multiple sales of firearms? Or the administration's efforts to financially strangle gun dealers and manufacturers by labeling them as “risky businesses” under Operation Choke Point?

All of these questions need to be answered. And, if Lynch refuses to answer them or answers them wrong, she needs to be opposed.

What about the argument that the defeat of Lynch keeps Eric Holder in place -- given that he has said he would serve until she was confirmed?

It's not an easy problem. But we see no moral way that Senators can vote for Lynch if she refuses to say whether she would abide by the law.

And, while Holder's hatred of the law has pretty well discredited him, Lynch could still use the lame-duck Attorney General gig as a stepping stone for the Supreme Court.

ACTION: Contact your Senators. Ask them to vote against the confirmation of Loretta Lynch unless she fully and satisfactorily states that she will uphold the Second Amendment and gun owners' rights.
 

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I agree with the GOA. It's a terrible thing when these people buck for position and outright lie about how they support the 2nd Amend, but once in position, they completely crap all over us.

I am expressing my concern to my congressmen; I hope they will grill her good before they cast their vote for her (if she passes their grilling satisfactorily).
I'm glad I'm in Texas where most of the Federal congressmen are pro 2nd Amend.
 

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NRA Opposes Confirmation of President Obama's U.S. Attorney General Nominee, Loretta Lynch


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could take the confirmation vote on President Obama’s U.S. Attorney General Nominee, Loretta Lynch, to the Senate floor as soon as next week. The vote will likely be very close.

As the Nations’ top law enforcement officer, Lynch would almost certainly have an impact on our Second Amendment rights. We know Lynch supports the Obama administration’s position to ban “assault weapons.” And, we know that the general-purpose rifles that gun control supporters call “assault weapons”--such as the AR-15--are the most popular rifles in the United States. We also know that the President’s previous choice for Attorney General--Eric Holder--clearly demonstrated the damage an Obama-appointed, agenda-driven, anti-gun Attorney General can do to our rights and freedoms as Americans.

NRA opposes the confirmation of Obama nominee Loretta Lynch for Attorney General of the United States.


As we await Loretta Lynch’s confirmation vote in the Senate, it is important that you immediately contact your Senators and ask them to OPPOSE her confirmation as U.S. Attorney General.

Please click here to write your U.S. Senators, or you can contact them by phone at (202) 224-3121.

Again, please take action and contact your U.S. Senators immediately.
 

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From GOA (click here to send a message):

In addition, when asked about the central pillar of Barack Obama's anti-gun push -- the universal background check/gun registry -- she claimed not to really know anything about it. Which leads to one of two conclusions: Either Lynch is a liar and a perjurer or she is far too ignorant to be Attorney General.

So what's the status? Contrary to the press's expectations, Lynch's vote count in the Senate is still stuck at 50/50. Right now, there are almost ten Senators who are either on the fence, or are in favor of Lynch (when they should be opposing Lynch).

Here is that target list of Senators who could use extra prodding:


Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Susan Collins (R-ME)
Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
Dean Heller (R-NV)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Joe Manchin (D-WV)


If you get a chance to attend a Town Hall meeting with any Senator -- but especially with those listed above -- please urge them to OPPOSE the Loretta Lynch nomination.
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Even if you have already done so, it is important to once again register your opposition to the nomination of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General, a person who could very well be in line to be the fifth anti-gun vote on the Supreme Court.

Lynch supports a renewal of the semi-auto ban. So a vote for Lynch is a vote to ban semi-autos. Plus, she supports the President’s amnesty plan that will eventually result in millions of additional anti-gun voters. No Senator who claims to be pro-gun should cast a vote in favor of her.

So please urge your Senators to oppose Lynch, and discourage them from siding with Harry Reid to cast the deciding vote to shut down a pro-gun filibuster.
 
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