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Stephen Halbrook Testifies Against Sotomayor

Friday, July 24, 2009

Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook testified on July 17th before the Senate Judiciary Committee against the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Halbrook is the author of the Institute's landmark book, The Founders' Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms, that has formed the basis for the Second Amendment Book Bomb

His book formed the basis for his Amici Curiae Brief on behalf of 55 members of the Senate, the Senate President, and 250 members of the House of Representatives, in the successful, landmark, 2008 case of District of Columbia v. Heller before the U.S. Supreme Court, that affirmed that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own and bear arms. 

The Second Amendment Book Bomb has received more than 3,300 pledges toward the goal to make The Founders' Second Amendment a bestseller in order to educate millions of Americans this year and send an unmistakable message that tampering with Second Amendment rights with not be tolerated. Please go here and pledge now to purchase at least one copy of the book, and then urge everyone you know to make their pledge. To help educate others on our Second Amendment rights, please consider making gifts of the book to family and friends, business and civic leaders, policymakers and political candidates, teachers and students, journalists, judges and attorneys, and your local libraries.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.