Gun groups rally against Loretta Lynch
Gun rights groups are making a vigorous push to stop the Senate from confirming Loretta Lynch as President Obama’s next attorney general.
Advocates are organizing petitions, drawing up letters and hitting the phones to urge Senate Republicans to oppose Lynch in a floor vote that could take place as early as next week.
The NRA says it is concerned that Lynch would support gun control measures such as an assault weapons ban, while other gun groups are warning she could become “Eric Holder 2.0.”
“Given her close personal and professional ties to this lawless administration, gun owners fully expect her to be Eric Holder 2.0,” said Dudley Brown, president of the National Association for Gun Rights.
The Gun Owners of America, meanwhile, is drafting a letter along with about 20 other groups that will be sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
The letter, which was obtained exclusively by The Hill, refers to Lynch as “Eric Holder in a skirt” and asks McConnell not to bring her nomination to the floor unless Democrats can find the 60 supporters needed to break a filibuster.
Eric Holder has been one of the most anti-gun Attorney Generals in the history of the position. If the cacophony of concerns coming from pro-rights groups is accurate, Lynch could be just as bad or worse.
We have heard both Eric Holder and Barack Obama confess that their failure to pass gun control was their biggest regret. Although Holder may be out the door, Obama still has two years left to inflict damage on gun rights.
With an Attorney General like Loretta Lynch, Obama could very well push new gun control measures (especially through Executive Orders), with little repercussions from the AG office.
It is important that we as the American public and as gun enthusiasts, show our support for those who are fighting against the nomination. If you are affiliated with any of the groups lobbying Congress on this matter, consider finding out how you can help to stop Eric Holder 2.0 from taking over the Attorney Generals office.