"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."
Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that Second Amendment guarantees an individual's right to have guns. But in a case earlier this year, Sotomayor threw out a challenge to a New York state law regulating martial arts sticks. She argued the high court's opinion stopped short of saying that the Second Amendment bans state regulation of weaponry. Sotomayor wasn't alone in her view: A panel on the more conservative Chicago-based federal appeals court issued a similar ruling.
The National Rifle Association cited Sotomayor's ruling in announcing its opposition to her. The powerful gun rights organization also has put senators on notice that their vote on Sotomayor will be used in calculating their annual NRA favorability rating -- something that many lawmakers like to tout in their campaigns.
"We believe any individual who does not agree that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right and who does not respect our God-given right of self defense should not serve on any court, much less the highest court in the land," the NRA said in a statement.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
She is all for Hispanic judges but...
Kay brings up a good point about Hispanic judges... I can't believe Democrats were not punished more for blocking Miguel Estrada (link). Excerpt follows...
Was this vote retaliation for Miguel Estrada. I hope so. He deserved to be confirmed.