Steelman Calls McCaskill No Friend of The 2nd Amendment
December 6, 2011
Springfield, MO- U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman (R) strongly criticized Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) today for voting in favor of anti-Second Amendment and judicial activist Caitlin Halligan's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
“Senator Claire McCaskill’s vote in favor of this nomination is a direct assault on the Second Amendment of our Constitution. As Solicitor General in New York, Caitlin Halligan advanced a legal theory of holding gun manufacturers libel for third parties who misuse those guns. This legal theory was not only egregious; it was also determined to be ‘legally inappropriate’ by the New York Appellate Court.” Steelman said.
Caitlin Halligan has a history of judicial activism that has threatened the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and pro Second Amendment groups, such as the NRA, have come out against her nomination. Missouri’s Junior Senator, Roy Blunt (R-MO) voted against Ms. Halligan’s nomination.
Senate Republicans were successful in blocking Ms. Halligan’s nomination.