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A list of the Supreme Court amicus briefs supporting the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 includes a very curious group: Gun Owners Foundation.

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, Gun Owner's executive director, Larry Pratt, told Mike Huckabee during a radio interview: "Gun-free zones are like magnets for the monsters in our society."

Pratt was critical of the National Rifle Association, who he apparently feels is too moderate and not aggressive enough. (Take a moment with that.)

Now, I can't say I've read the brief, it's here if you're curious. It's a joint brief filed by a handful of conservative and Christian groups in support of upholding Proposition 8's constitutionality to deny LGBT Americans the freedom to marry. I did notice it argues landmark LGBT equality Supreme Court victory, Romer vs. Evans, was decided incorrectly and should be reversed.

I'm just curious what would motivate a Second Amendment advocacy group to insert themselves in a judicial fight that is so far afield of their mission, which they describe on Facebook as:

Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue.
What a curious definition of "freedom" that finds the right to keep and bear arms to be absolute, but gays acquiring right to marry the person they love? That's a danger to society.

I hope they don't resort to "Second Amendment remedies" if they lose. I would be curious if the Gun Owners Foundation thinks gays should be allowed to own guns, or would a law banning that be constitutional as well?

Hat tip to Scottie Thomaston for drawing my attention to this.

Originally posted to Milk Men And Women on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 10:48 AM PST.

Also republished by Kossacks for Marriage Equality, LGBT Kos Community, Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and Shut Down the NRA.

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