Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Group: Judge Sotomayor is anti-gun

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms warns that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is a longtime opponent of Second Amendment rights to gun ownership.

From a CCRKBA release:
Judge Sotomayor was part of a Second Circuit Court panel that ruled in January that the Second Amendment does not apply to the states, in Maloney v. Cuomo. That is in direct conflict with a Ninth Circuit opinion earlier this spring in Nordyke v. King that the Second Amendment is incorporated to the states, and therefore does place limits on states' ability to regulate the individual right to keep and bear arms.

"A Supreme Court nominee's philosophy generally reflects the philosophy of the president that nominates them," CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said. "Judge Sotomayor's position on the Second Amendment is a clear signal that Mr. Obama's claim that he supports gun rights is nothing but lip service from a man who consistently argued and voted against those rights in the Illinois Senate and the U.S. Senate. American gun owners have every reason to oppose this nomination, and let their senators know why."
Read the full release at the link below:

Obama's Court Nomination Validates America's Rush to Buy Firearms

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