The Second Amendment is now front and center in the election according to a USA Today column focused on the vacancy Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death created on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
The column, written by Kevin Johnson, notes that President Trump was urging Americans to vote for him in order to save the Second Amendment prior to the current vacancy on the court. And now that the vacancy is present, Trump is using it to stress the “urgency” of having him in office to choose justices who will protect gun rights.
For example, on Friday in Minnesota Trump said, “Sleepy Joe is gonna take your guns away.” And on Sunday, after reports on Ginsburg’s death had saturated the news cycle for a weekend, Trump tweeted, “SAVE YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT, VOTE TRUMP.”
Johnson noted that gun control advocates have also upped their efforts in the wake of Ginsburg’s death, asking their followers to rally and vote in order to prevent the assembling of SCOTUS justices who may strike down gun controls around the country.
By AWR HAWKINS