WASHINGTON – The National Rifle Association is warning senators that it will consider their votes on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as part of its influential annual ratings of lawmakers.
The NRA says President Barack Obama's first high court nominee has a hostile view of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. It announced last week that it was opposing her nomination, although her confirmation in early August is virtually guaranteed.
Its promise Thursday to score the upcoming vote amounts to a threat to Republicans and conservative Democrats whose constituents are strong gun rights advocates. It comes one day after the gun lobby suffered a major loss in the Senate with defeat of a concealed weapon measure.
Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:56 PM on Jul. 23, 2009
It is so rampant that they just threaten in PUBLIC??!!??!!
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:58 PM on Jul. 23, 2009
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Answer by Carpy at 2:31 PM on Jul. 23, 2009
Who the pres. no matter what anyone says. He coerces (clearing throaght) to say the least.
Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 2:35 PM on Jul. 23, 2009
You need to listen to them. She doesn't feel that Amendments to the Constitution are necessarily binding to law. That is remarkable since her job on the Supreme Court would be to decide whether laws being passed are, in fact, Constitutional. She is a racist and a socialist. Yes, I said racist. She doesn't like white men. She basically said that they are stupid on any given day. I have 3 white sons. I don't need a racist justice sitting on the Supreme Court.
Answer by jesse123456 at 3:39 PM on Jul. 23, 2009
I have a problem with a lot of the lobbying. But, in this instance the NRA is speaking for the people. The legislators don't seem to be listening to their constituents so I think it is good that there is a group that is powerful enough for them to listen to.
So its ok when you agree with the lobbyist group? WOW I wonder where in the constitution it says anything about lobbying groups?? You should have NO problem with Insurance groups then. They are speaking for big drug companies and such, they are constituents too right? You HAVE to see there is NO sense to that...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:53 PM on Jul. 23, 2009