Skip to comments.NRA sets sights on senators backing Sotomayor
Posted on 07/24/2009 5:28:29 PM PDT by neverdem
The National Rifle Association said Thursday it will count the Senate vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as part of its influential legislative score card on how members of Congress stand on gun-rights issues.
The NRA opposes her, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, another powerful lobby not prone to siding with the White House on every issue, endorsed Judge Sotomayor Thursday.
The politically potent gun-rights group said it is concerned about Judge Sotomayor's stance on Second Amendment rights and her rulings as an appellate judge, including one upholding a New York law that barred a man from carrying a martial-arts weapon.
"From the outset, the National Rifle Association respected the confirmation process and hoped for mainstream answers to bedrock questions," NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and Executive Director Chris Cox, wrote in a letter to senators.
"Unfortunately, Judge Sotomayor's judicial record and testimony during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings clearly demonstrate a hostile view of the Second Amendment and the fundamental right of self-defense guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution."
Although not expected to derail the confirmation of President Obama's first Supreme Court pick, the decision could mean political headaches for lawmakers of both parties who often tout perfect NRA voting records in their campaigns. The NRA previously had announced its opposition to Judge Sotomayor but had not stated whether it would "score" the vote in its rankings.
The Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, a leading gun-control group, wasted no time in calling the NRA announcement a test of the gun lobby's political clout, saying a Sotomayor confirmation would dent the NRA's reputation as the "Death Star of D.C. lobbying."
Meanwhile, the White House touted the chamber endorsement. Judge Sotomayor worked as a corporate lawyer in the 1980s before becoming a federal judge...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is a Republican in name only (RINO).
Please name the others who we need to contact.
For starters, get rid of the Maine sisters and Graham of SC.
Hm. Are "martial-arts weapons" arms or not?
Is a sling (David-style) an arm or a martial-arts weapon or just a mere weapon?
Maybe it's just me, but it seems this whole weapons-banning thing has really gone off the rails. It seems the only ones capable of defending themselves today are the scofflaws, felons on supervision and ex-cons.
Maybe Clint Williams is right.
NRA dues just went up 5.00 but it’s worth it.
That means 70.00 will be in the mail asap.
The NRA should completely drop anybody that votes for her on either side.
Thanks for the support.
There are a lot of NRA haters on this board and it’s always good to hear from the loyal NRA members.
Yeah, this board has it’s infestation of maggots - they are drawn to anything conservative so they can trash it.
Add another NRA supporter here.
When the NRA targets these Senators, My money will flow to the NRA!
And replace them with whom? At the least Graham is with us on Healthcare. We’re not going to get conservatives from Maine. The reason the left dominates currently is because they were willing to accept conservative democrats in red states.
We should accept moderate Republicans in Blue states such as Maine, Oregon, Delaware and accept only hardcore conservatives in Red states. And, once in the majority, insist on leadership coming from the ranks of conservatives. Even with the RINO’s much of the conservative agenda will pass.
Passing 60% of the conservative agenda is preferable to the 10% we might get now.
Lifetime NRA member here. One of the few organizations that actually does something with it’s dues collected, and so very much more than the fight for freedom. My lifetime status was achieved by writing a single check. Sure I can let it go at that .. I choose to write them the same check amount every year, and do it with gladness.
Your response was enough to get me to
write the check so it’s ready for the mail.
The best cause to spend 70.00 on.
Freedom is not free!
Graham’s cobbler made a special pair of loafers...lead soles to keep this light-weight from floating off to San Francisco.
And the Chamber of Commerce keeps calling me to re-instate my membership. I dumped them after they endorsed amnesty under GWB. I tell them that every time they call. Now I have another reason to tell them.
I’m an NRA member, too. However, I read somewhere that they caved on some handgun bill a few years ago, which has me a little concerned. I’m considering switching to Gun Owners of America when my NRA membership runs out.
I prefer to pronounce it "Sodomizer"
Do some research and you will find that GOA does nothing but collect dues. When is the last time you heard on the news that GOA stepped up to the plate and did any work on any legislative bills? The only real gun lobby we have in DC is NRA, whether you agree with them on everything or not.
I’d have to say Crying George Voinovich from the not so great State of Ohio should be on that list
How many lawyers have they employed ? How many law suits have they won ?
You are reading GOA press releases.
How many lawyers have they employed ?
How many law suits have they won ?
I became a Life Member this year, and I like the organization. I had been disappointed with them in the past because I had wished they were more aggressive, but there is no denying that they are the largest and best organization protecting our gun rights. I have been happy with their increased activities since the Heller ruling and the rise of obamunism.
Oh ... and to those that say they will quit the NRA and join the GOA ... I recommend joining BOTH ... and join your state gun rights group too. NRA is the biggest... but no one is limited to joining only one.
This is going to get ugly.
The NRA, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, should give nobody who votes for this anti-Bill of Rights raxist a grade higher than a D+ even if every other vote they cast is for constitutional rights.
Why would anyone on this board hate the NRA?
The Wash. Times got it wrong according to James Maloney. One of his websites that I just read won't permit copying. Nassau County, NY seized the sticks from his home while he was absent. Here's the link:
It's paragraph 6 about a quarter of the way down.
“Sotomayor is involved in a bankruptcy fraud scheme and she lied through omission on the questionnaire to the Senate Judiciary Committee to cover it up.”
He's retiring. Thank God!
But maybe I'll reconsider if they pull this off.
Vote yes: 0 rating
Anything less would be a compromise.
Thanks for the link. I’ll repost it in a way at least a few hundred folks can see it.
MORONS & SELLOUTS.
These are the idjits Lenin talked about: They'd sell the rope that would hang themselves.
NRA and I vote.
Stick to your guns, boys! At least the NRA gets it...
DemoRATs are the epitome of evil immoral wretched bastards!!!
SOTOMAYOR'S CONFIRMATION VOTE RESCHEDULED - HERE'S WHY a possible bankruptcy scandal in the 2nd Circuit!
Maloney v. Rice: The Nunchaku Case Nassua County, NY cops searched his house finding nunchaku when he wasn't home.
Some noteworthy articles about politics, foreign or military affairs, IMHO, FReepmail me if you want on or off my list.
Thanks for the link.
The NRA may not be able to stop her, but at least we can fight a scorched-earth battle, exacting the maximum price from all the RINO turncoats.
The NRA did its job according to their single purpose.
Murtha is a dirtbag of all dirtbags. I agree with you. He only has one position that I agree wtih, he is totally pro 2nd ammendment. He holds an A++ rating with the NRA because of it. By the NRA’s single purpose they had to support him.
That is the danger of activism. A guy may be totally correct on 99 issues except one, and because of that one is ruled inept by the activist.
For the most part you will find those that have an A++ NRA rating also have pretty high marks in most areas from a conservative’s view point. Murhta is an anomaly.
Ooops ... John McLame also has an excellent NRA rating ... and he CERTAINLY is not and never has been a Conservative. But we don’t have a whining, love and need the media party to fit him. (Or schumer) Same type of person.
Thanks for the ping!
Looks like a wise latina to me.....
What on earth is WRONG with these idiots? She's a blatent anti-white racist and the Chamber of Commerce is supporting her???
What piece of her past gives any indication that she's in favor of free markets?
The goa was the only gun group to ask for a narrow view on Heller and the goa had nothing to do with Heller other than the brief. It was a man called Robert Levy who bankrolled the lawsuit.
Ask yourself why the goa asked for a narrow view and you’ll find out that it now takes 20,000 lawsuits to get rid of 20,000 gun laws. That the legacy of the goa.
Ask yourself why the goa has never sued any town, state or city due to Heller. That’s the NRA and the SAF. The goa has been AWOL from ALL lawsuits.
Thanks for nothing goa. The no results goa.
Thegoa has no track record. They have never done a thing by themselves. I waited for them to do something for the Katrina victims and they didn’t even bother to join with the NRA and the SAF with the countless lawsuits.
No one can find a single thing the goa has ever done on their own.
Thanks for the link to Gun-Shy. I am calling the NRA on Monday and will yell & scream & holler (yes, I do like & support & am a NRA member) but I want to be vehement in expressing my view to the NRA that ANY demoRAT so called supporters are evil & treacherous and will always vote so that it appears they support the NRA & 2nd Amendment, when in reality they are rat bastard traitors who are will follow the demoRAT commie party line whenever push comes to shove.
They think the NRA sends too many fundraiser letters. They must have concertina barbed wire between them and the trash can. They also haven't figured out while they whine about the mailings, loyal NRA members are signing checks to the NRA-ILA.
Joining the goa is a waste of time and money. Until they learn to fight one single battle by themselves and stop criticizing the NRA, they will never get anywhere.
The Second Amendment Foundation has joined with the NRA on numerous lawsuits and they also sued cities on their own. They have an excellent track record.
If you want to join another group that has proven success, join the Second Amendment Foundation.