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NRA sets sights on senators backing Sotomayor
Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2009 | Tom LoBianco

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...

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010midterms; banglist; gunvote; issues; nra; sotomayor
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1 posted on 07/24/2009 5:28:30 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is a Republican in name only (RINO).

Please name the others who we need to contact.


2 posted on 07/24/2009 5:34:25 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - The wolf in the suit.)
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To: neverdem

For starters, get rid of the Maine sisters and Graham of SC.


3 posted on 07/24/2009 5:35:20 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: neverdem; Clint Williams
her rulings as an appellate judge, including one upholding a New York law that barred a man from carrying a her rulings as an appellate judge, including one upholding a New York law that barred a man from carrying a martial-arts weapon..

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.

4 posted on 07/24/2009 5:39:20 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - murdered by illegitimate government)
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To: neverdem

NRA dues just went up 5.00 but it’s worth it.
That means 70.00 will be in the mail asap.


5 posted on 07/24/2009 5:40:51 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (-0 retreats, Iraq explodes! NK fires missiles! Iran erupts! China erupts!)
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To: neverdem

The NRA should completely drop anybody that votes for her on either side.


6 posted on 07/24/2009 5:47:30 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

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.


7 posted on 07/24/2009 5:51:53 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Shooter 2.5

Yeah, this board has it’s infestation of maggots - they are drawn to anything conservative so they can trash it.


8 posted on 07/24/2009 5:55:14 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Shooter 2.5

Add another NRA supporter here.


9 posted on 07/24/2009 5:55:25 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: neverdem

When the NRA targets these Senators, My money will flow to the NRA!


10 posted on 07/24/2009 5:57:46 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: Steelfish

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.


11 posted on 07/24/2009 6:06:54 PM PDT by Round 9
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To: Randy Larsen

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.


12 posted on 07/24/2009 6:06:59 PM PDT by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: Shooter 2.5

Thank You!

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!


13 posted on 07/24/2009 6:11:49 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Liberty...freedom from government. Tyranny...no freedom from government)
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To: Rapscallion

Graham’s cobbler made a special pair of loafers...lead soles to keep this light-weight from floating off to San Francisco.


14 posted on 07/24/2009 6:12:13 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: neverdem

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.


15 posted on 07/24/2009 6:24:41 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: Shooter 2.5

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.


16 posted on 07/24/2009 6:36:22 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (If everybody just left everybody else alone, everybody would be a lot happier.)
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To: neverdem
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor

I prefer to pronounce it "Sodomizer"

17 posted on 07/24/2009 6:39:21 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: Rodebrecht

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.

NRA Life


18 posted on 07/24/2009 6:41:39 PM PDT by Concho ( No Birth Certificate-No Census!)
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To: neverdem

I’d have to say Crying George Voinovich from the not so great State of Ohio should be on that list


19 posted on 07/24/2009 6:41:39 PM PDT by toofast2
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To: Concho
Well, I found some GOA victories here. It also seems the GOA is less likely to compromise whereas the NRA is more interested in protecting manufacturers. Eh, I guess I'll just cough up the little extra change and have both memberships.
20 posted on 07/24/2009 6:56:55 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (If everybody just left everybody else alone, everybody would be a lot happier.)
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To: Rodebrecht; Concho
Well, I found some GOA victories here.

You are reading GOA press releases.

How many lawyers have they employed ?

How many law suits have they won ?


21 posted on 07/24/2009 7:02:17 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Shooter 2.5
"There are a lot of NRA haters on this board and it’s always good to hear from the loyal NRA members."

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.

22 posted on 07/24/2009 7:05:43 PM PDT by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

This is going to get ugly.


23 posted on 07/24/2009 7:07:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: neverdem

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.


24 posted on 07/24/2009 7:27:18 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Shooter 2.5

Why would anyone on this board hate the NRA?


25 posted on 07/24/2009 7:35:24 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: sionnsar
"her rulings as an appellate judge, including one upholding a New York law that barred a man from carrying a her rulings as an appellate judge, including one upholding a New York law that barred a man from carrying a martial-arts weapon.."

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:

http://homepages.nyu.edu/~jmm257/nunchakucomp.html

It's paragraph 6 about a quarter of the way down.

26 posted on 07/24/2009 7:35:59 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

http://newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd457.htm

“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.”


27 posted on 07/24/2009 7:36:32 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (I believe in CHOICE: Let the Fetus decide whether to be born or to spontaneously abort. FETAL CHOICE)
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To: toofast2
I’d have to say Crying George Voinovich from the not so great State of Ohio should be on that list

He's retiring. Thank God!

28 posted on 07/24/2009 7:39:57 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: HiramQuick
I was so disgusted with the NRA last election. I thought we had Murtha on the ropes and a dandy candidate to challenge him. Then the NRA jumped in the few days before the election to run advertising for Murtha. I swore I'd never give them another nickle.

But maybe I'll reconsider if they pull this off.

29 posted on 07/24/2009 7:40:03 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: neverdem
Vote no: 100 Rating

Vote yes: 0 rating

Anything less would be a compromise.

30 posted on 07/24/2009 8:48:10 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Thanks for the link. I’ll repost it in a way at least a few hundred folks can see it.


31 posted on 07/24/2009 8:49:47 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, another powerful lobby not prone to siding with the White House on every issue, endorsed Judge Sotomayor Thursday.

MORONS & SELLOUTS.

These are the idjits Lenin talked about: They'd sell the rope that would hang themselves.

32 posted on 07/24/2009 8:52:19 PM PDT by WOSG (Why is Obama trying to bankrupt America with $16 trillion in spending over the next 4 years?)
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To: Shooter 2.5

NRA and I vote.


33 posted on 07/24/2009 8:54:00 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: neverdem

Stick to your guns, boys! At least the NRA gets it...


34 posted on 07/24/2009 9:40:43 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: GregoTX
I agree. Do both. The NRA is important but the GOA has the balls...
35 posted on 07/24/2009 9:42:23 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: neverdem
The NRA should not list ANY demoRAT politicians as pro-gun or pro-2nd amendment. I believe it was on FR sometime today, that indicated in the Conceal & Carry Reciprocity bill (Thune/Vitter amendment) that Sen Pryor from Arkansas and other Dims were getting the thumbs up from Dirty Dick Durbin, that they could change their nay votes to aye, once the demoRATs were sure the amendment would fall short of 60 votes needed. I am going to call the NRA on Monday and aggressively confront them again on this. Every demoRAT in the Senate & House will deceive & obfuscate their votes on gun rights & 2nd amendment so that it appears they support these issues when in fact they are conspiring with the radical left-wing dimWit socialists to destroy our gun rights and disregard the 2nd Amendment.

DemoRATs are the epitome of evil immoral wretched bastards!!!

36 posted on 07/24/2009 10:40:15 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: rcrngroup; wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; ...
rcrngroup, it's Gun-Shy MUST READ! The duplicity and cynicism of the rats knows no bounds.

So where's that global cooling alert? Twillingate in Toronto: Thank God

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.

37 posted on 07/24/2009 11:13:00 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

http://judicial-discipline-reform.org/


38 posted on 07/24/2009 11:52:55 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

Thanks for the link.


39 posted on 07/25/2009 12:10:52 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

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.


40 posted on 07/25/2009 5:20:05 AM PDT by 2harddrive (S)
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


41 posted on 07/25/2009 6:12:42 AM PDT by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


42 posted on 07/25/2009 7:26:44 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: neverdem

Sotomayor?

43 posted on 07/26/2009 5:01:14 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholics voted based upon the teachings of the church, there would be no abortion and no Obomba.)
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To: IbJensen

Looks like a wise latina to me.....


44 posted on 07/26/2009 5:02:21 AM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: neverdem
"...the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, another powerful lobby not prone to siding with the White House on every issue, endorsed Judge Sotomayor Thursday."

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?

45 posted on 07/26/2009 5:15:52 AM PDT by meyer (Obama's failure is America's Success.)
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To: Rodebrecht

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.


46 posted on 07/26/2009 5:21:10 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: April Lexington

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.


47 posted on 07/26/2009 5:24:16 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: neverdem

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.


48 posted on 07/26/2009 6:40:06 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: KansasGirl
Why would anyone on this board hate the NRA?

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.

49 posted on 07/26/2009 8:41:49 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: GregoTX

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.


50 posted on 07/26/2009 8:48:36 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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