On April 23, 2015, President Obama’s U.S. Attorney General Nominee, Loretta Lynch, was confirmed in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 56-43, becoming the latest (but not likely the greatest) Attorney General of the United States.
As we previously noted, working as the nations’ top law enforcement officer, Lynch will wield a huge amount of authority that could directly impact Americans’ Second Amendment rights. During her confirmation hearing, Lynch expressed her support for the Obama administration’s position to ban semi-automatic rifles owned by millions of law-abiding Americans. In addition to stating that she would work to resurrect the 1994 Clinton semi-auto ban, she also indicated support for outlawing standard-capacity magazines that can hold more than ten rounds.
NRA opposed Lynch’s confirmation.