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But after getting on the bench, Justice Sotomayor wasted no time signing on to a freedom-threatening opinion, declaring, “I can find nothing in the Second Amendment’s text, history or underlying rationale that could warrant characterizing it as fundamental.”

So much for “settled law.”

Mr. Obama’s next appointment, Elena Kagan, used the same scripted “settled law” code during her confirmation hearings - despite her record of hostility to gun owners’ rights from her days in the Clinton administration.

The next president will likely appoint one and perhaps as many as three justices to the Supreme Court. A second Obama term will mark the end of the Second Amendment, as we know it. That is a fact.

Next year will be a fight for the core of our country, for everything that is good and decent about America.

Gun owners are fed up. Americans are sick and tired of the Obama lies, schemes, cover-ups and conspiracies. When our freedom and our values are at stake, we show up. We make a difference at the polls.

Mr. Obama may not hold much account for gun owners and our freedom. But, on Election Day, there will be plenty of our votes to count.

Wayne LaPierre is executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.