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Sotomayor's stance on gun rights prompts questions
The State (SC) ^ | Jun. 11, 2009 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

Posted on 06/12/2009 5:23:09 PM PDT by neverdem

Associated Press

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor told a senator Thursday that she would follow a historic ruling affirming Americans' right to own guns for self-defense, but pro-gun activists said they still believe she'd work to limit gun rights if confirmed for the high court...

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If it were up to Sotomayor, DeMint said Thursday, Heller would only apply to federal jurisdictions. "(H)er opinion was that the hundreds of millions of Americans in the 50 states do not have a fundamental right to bear arms. She refused to back away from that opinion in my meeting with her," DeMint said Thursday.

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"We're communicating to the Senate that you may have cast some pro-Second Amendment votes, but those are all going to be canceled out if you vote for her, because when she gets (to the Supreme Court), she's just going to cancel out everything you've voted for anyway," Pratt said. He said the judge has "an unabated hostility to individual gun ownership."...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; demint; goa; nra; shallnotbeinfringed; sotomayor

1 posted on 06/12/2009 5:23:09 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
It's very unwise to seat a Supreme Court Judge who can't understand the clear meaning our Constitution.

We've been doing it for years.

2 posted on 06/12/2009 5:38:38 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama has the knack of appearing moderate while acting radical, which is a lethal skill-Mark Steyn)
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To: Gritty
It's very unwise to seat a Supreme Court Judge who can't understand the clear meaning our Constitution.

We've been doing it for years.

Something tells me she going to get borked by the rats. They split their vote 27 - 27 on the Coburn Amendment for concealed carry in national parks.

3 posted on 06/12/2009 5:46:36 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

If she cannot read the document clearer than that she should automatically be disqualified as a candidate.

Clear as the nose on her face.


4 posted on 06/12/2009 5:57:30 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, Now a State, Still Texas)
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To: neverdem
Sotomayor has a strange view of the Constitution. Even Illinois has a constitution that says: "SECTION 22. RIGHT TO ARMS Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Neighboring Indiana has a Constitution as well which states: Section 32. Arms--Right to bear Section 32. The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of themselves and the State. .

Right off hand in looking through the New York constitution I didn't find much recognition of any individual rights of any kind, but Corporations get an entire section virtually equal to the volume required to establish the state government.

Some states are undoubtedly FUBAR ~ and Sotomayor comes from one of them. She must believe a wise latina wrote the NY POS.

5 posted on 06/12/2009 6:04:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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6 posted on 06/12/2009 6:27:31 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor told a senator Thursday that she would follow a historic ruling affirming Americans' right to own guns for self-defense

Well, isn't that nice.

What *historic ruling* would that happen to be?

7 posted on 06/12/2009 6:33:38 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Clear as the nose on her face.

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor meets with Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., not shown, Tuesday, June 9, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
- Gerald Herbert /AP Photo

Her mug looks like Hugo Chavez,IMHO.
8 posted on 06/12/2009 7:20:04 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem
Her mug looks like Hugo Chavez,IMHO.

She probably also thinks like Hugo Chavez, and so does the "one" who sleeps in the White House".

9 posted on 06/12/2009 7:22:53 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, Now a State, Still Texas)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


10 posted on 06/12/2009 9:03:44 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: neverdem

Sotomayor sees Heller as settled law. Settled law that she will do her damnedest to limit in every possible way. She has already rendered one decision saying the Heller does not apply to the states.


11 posted on 06/12/2009 11:15:51 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: neverdem

I would NOT trust her. Her cultural mindset is not that of an American.


12 posted on 06/13/2009 5:04:32 AM PDT by 2harddrive (then)
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To: neverdem

But then, neither is Barry’s! LOL.


13 posted on 06/13/2009 5:05:12 AM PDT by 2harddrive (then)
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To: neverdem

The basic premise of the left is derived from the pseudo-scientific theory of Enviromental Materialism which has good material such as gooberment screwls and bad material such as firearms that must be controlled by people like Sotamayor. But the theory is basically junk that is now down superstition and make believe fairy tale PC that guns are “bad magic fire sticks of the white devils.”


14 posted on 06/13/2009 8:57:53 AM PDT by junta (I am the son of Yacub, who for one welcomes my new overlord Obama.)
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To: neverdem

FYI, there is no NEED for the Supremes to consider 2nd Amendment “Incorporation”! FACT: The 2nd Amendment is SELF-incorporated to all government entities at every level. It is MORE ABSOLUTE than the 1st Amendment, or any of the others, because the wording forbids not only CONGRESS, but ANYONE from infringing on it. The 1st says “Congress shall make no law...”. The 2nd say “shall NOT be infringed!” Period! End of debate!


15 posted on 06/14/2009 7:22:55 AM PDT by 2harddrive (then)
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To: Gritty
It's very unwise to seat a Supreme Court Judge who can't understand the clear meaning our Constitution.

It's not so much the meaning of the Constitutioon. It's that she can't understand the meaning of ONE SENTENCE!

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

How uncomplicated can it get?

The woman's a leftist activist and should be rejected.

16 posted on 07/14/2009 12:19:32 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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