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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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.
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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.
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