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Gun Rights Lobby Prepares To Weigh In On Sotomayor
CQ ^ | 6/8/09 | Greg Vadalia

Posted on 06/08/2009 11:43:20 AM PDT by pissant

With congressional Democrats divided on gun issues and the Obama administration steering clear of the topic, gun rights advocates have bagged new legislative trophies this year and are taking aim at additional targets.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and Gun Owners of America have an ambitious to-do list. They are preparing to:

•Weigh in on Obama’s nomination of federal appellate court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

•Advance a proposal by Sen. Richard M. Burr , R-N.C., to ensure that veterans are not wrongfully denied the right to bear arms.

•Stave off attempts to close the so-called gun show loophole.

•Beat back efforts to renew the federal ban on some assault weapons, which lapsed in 2004.

Conversely, Democrats eager for tighter restrictions are facing the harsh political reality that, at least for now, they can’t match the gun lobby’s firepower.

Sen. Barbara Boxer , D-Calif., who favors gun control, predicted that gun rights advocates “would win the vast majority” of the upcoming legislative fights, though Sotomayor’s confirmation does not now look endangered.

(Excerpt) Read more at cqpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhobanglist; gunvote; larrysinclairslover; obama; secondamendment; sotomayor
Say no to the racist gun grabber!
1 posted on 06/08/2009 11:43:20 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Why single out veterans?


2 posted on 06/08/2009 11:59:20 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: pissant

Lessee...appointed by our Exalted Socialist Leader, raised in ‘gun-free’ (whatever) NYC.

What are the chance she’s going to meet with the NRA’s approval?


3 posted on 06/08/2009 12:35:10 PM PDT by relictele
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To: pissant

getting the NRA to come out against her would be huge. It would send Dems from red and purple states scurrying for the tall grass.


4 posted on 06/08/2009 12:40:05 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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