Skip to comments.Gun Rights Lobby Prepares To Weigh In On Sotomayor
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 Obamas 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 cant match the gun lobbys 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 Sotomayors confirmation does not now look endangered.
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Why single out veterans?
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?
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.