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    Quote Originally Posted by tattedupboy View Post
    No surprise here, nor should there be any reason for alam among us pro 2A advocates. If a pro 2A judge such as Thomas, Scalia, Roberts, or Alito were being replaced by an anti, then we should be concerned. However, since one anti is being replaced by another, the balance of the court has not been changed.
    please reread this entire thread and check out the record of Sotomayor vs. Souter...

    they are radically different and Sotomayor is much worse overall...

    and Souter was not one of the 2-3 justices expected to be replaced over the next 4-8 years...

    her nomination is very significant and the balance of power could change in the SCOTUS over the next 4-8 years regardless of whose President; IF Sotomayor is confirmed by the Senate...

    Please ask both your Senators to oppose the Confirmation...

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    Dave Kopel's Second Amendment Newsletter

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    Judge Sotomayor's record suggests hostility, rather than empathy, for the tens of millions of Americans who exercise their right to keep and bear arms...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    please reread this entire thread and check out the record of Sotomayor vs. Souter...

    they are radically different and Sotomayor is much worse overall...

    and Souter was not one of the 2-3 justices expected to be replaced over the next 4-8 years...

    her nomination is very significant and the balance of power could change in the SCOTUS over the next 4-8 years regardless of whose President; IF Sotomayor is confirmed by the Senate...

    Please ask both your Senators to oppose the Confirmation...
    On gun issues, however, she is no different than he is. Souter was one of the four dissenters in D.C. v. Heller, and something tells me that if Sotomayor instead of Souter had been sitting on the High Court when Heller was decided, she would have voted the same way. So no, with Souter's retirement, the balance of the court is NOT changing.
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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  5. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by tattedupboy View Post
    On gun issues, however, she is no different than he is. Souter was one of the four dissenters in D.C. v. Heller, and something tells me that if Sotomayor instead of Souter had been sitting on the High Court when Heller was decided, she would have voted the same way. So no, with Souter's retirement, the balance of the court is NOT changing.
    I am not trying to start an argument, but PLEASE FRICKING READ THIS THREAD IN ITS ENTIRETY AND THE ACCOMPANYING LINKS BEFORE YOU START STATING THAT SHE IS NO WORSE THEN SOUTER BECAUSE SHE IS AND EVERY SECOND AMENDMENT SUPPORTING SCHOLAR ALIVE ON THE PLANET IS SAYING THE SAME THING...

    She is much further to the left of Souter on the Second Amendment and any other part of the Constitution for that matter...
    Her opinions on the Second Amendment are frighteningly worse then Souter's dissent's on the Second Amendment...

    Not withstanding 60% of all the cases of hers that have been before the very court she has been nominated to have been overturned...

    SHE DOES NOT SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION AS IT WAS WRITTEN AND INTENDED BY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS...

    The time to oppose Constitutional Infringements is BEFORE they occur...
    NOT after...
    Otherwise we will end up like England and the other disarmed country's in the world that have no rights that the Government feels they should not have...

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    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
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    Monday, June 29, 2009


    Gun Owners of America applauds immediate past NRA President Sandy
    Froman, who stepped up to the plate last week with a call to arms for
    all NRA members to vigorously oppose the nomination of Judge Sotomayor
    to the Supreme Court. (See the article below).

    GOA has been calling on our members to oppose this nomination since it
    is clear that Sotomayor is anti-Second Amendment and wants to legislate
    from the bench.

    The official position from current NRA leadership is to take a "wait and
    see" approach to the Sotomayor nomination which may well allow her to
    wiggle through and be confirmed.

    GOA calls on all pro-gunners across America to urge NRA leadership to
    join in this critical fight to protect the Constitution -- and
    especially our gun rights.

    -- GOA Vice-Chairman Tim Macy

    ----------------------------------------

    NRA Members Must Oppose Sotomayor
    by Sandy Froman

    Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first nominee to the
    U.S. Supreme Court, has a narrow view of the Second Amendment that
    contradicts the Court's landmark decision in District of Columbia v.
    Heller. A heated debate has started in the U.S. Senate over her
    opposition to the right to keep and bear arms. This issue, which has
    decided the fate of presidential elections, could also decide her
    nomination. Gun owners, and especially the members of the National Rifle
    Association, must aggressively oppose Judge Sotomayor's confirmation to
    the Supreme Court.

    On June 24, senators began speaking on the floor of the Senate
    expressing grave concerns over Judge Sotomayor's Second Amendment
    record. Senator Jeff Sessions R-AL, the Ranking Member of the Senate
    Judiciary Committee, pointed out that although her record on the issue
    is "fairly scant," she has twice stated that the Second Amendment is not
    a fundamental right. Senator Sessions also noted that in Second
    Amendment and other constitutional cases, Sotomayor's analysis of
    important constitutional issues has been lacking suggesting "a troubling
    tendency to avoid or casually dismiss difficult Constitutional issues of
    exceptional importance." Sotomayor's view on the Second Amendment
    clearly reflects an extreme anti-gun philosophy, and some Democrat
    senators from pro-gun states are justifiably nervous.

    Last year, the Supreme Court held in Heller that the Second Amendment
    guarantees the right of individual Americans to keep and bear firearms.
    But that ruling was a fiercely-contested, 5-4 split decision. Justice
    Kennedy joined the four conservatives on the Court to make the majority,
    with the four liberal justices writing passionate dissents about how the
    Second Amendment does not apply to private citizens.

    Bluntly speaking, the Second Amendment survived by a single vote. Had
    one justice voted differently, the Second Amendment would have been
    erased from the Bill of Rights forever. Today in the Supreme Court, the
    right to bear arms hangs by a single vote.

    The next question the Supreme Court will decide is whether the Second
    Amendment is a "fundamental right" that applies to cities and states,
    thus preventing them from restricting gun rights. Even the liberal
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held earlier this year in Nordyke v. King
    that the Second Amendment is a fundamental right, yet Judge Sotomayor
    disagrees.

    When Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, it
    belied his flowery rhetoric about respecting our constitutional gun
    rights. Out of almost 200 federal appeals judges in this country, Judge
    Sotomayor is one of only six to weigh in (after the Heller case) to hold
    that the Second Amendment only limits federal actions. If your state or
    city chooses to ban all guns or take away the ones that you already have
    in your home for hunting and self-defense, Sonia Sotomayor says the
    Constitution can't help you.

    This position becomes all the more radical when it's revealed how she
    reached this conclusion. Only six judges have denied gun rights against
    the states. Of these, three did so in a recent Seventh Circuit case, NRA
    v. Chicago, writing a detailed opinion that the Second Amendment doesn't
    apply to the states because they thought an old 1800s Supreme Court case
    tied their hands on the issue, and they commended the case up to the
    Supreme Court after long and scholarly consideration. Judge Sotomayor
    and two of her liberal colleagues, however, wrote only a single
    paragraph on the whole issue when deciding their own New York case,
    Maloney v. Cuomo. In one paragraph, she said the Second Amendment gives
    people no rights at all when it comes to state or city laws. She gave no
    explanation, and made no call for Supreme Court action.

    Then we find that this has been a consistent belief for Sotomayor. In a
    case before her in 2004, she and her colleagues concluded that there is
    no fundamental right in the Second Amendment but provided no substantive
    analysis to justify this conclusion. Throughout her career, Judge
    Sotomayor's record is one of consistent opposition to the private
    ownership of firearms.

    America has almost 90 million gun owners who value their rights. And of
    these, no one does more to protect the Second Amendment than the four
    million members of the National Rifle Association.

    I served as an officer of the NRA for nine years, including a two-year
    term as president. I saw NRA members turn the tide on Election Day 2000
    to defeat Al Gore. We fought again to help defeat John Kerry in 2004. We
    can do the same with Sonia Sotomayor, if we call our U.S. Senators and
    tell them to vote against this anti-gun judge. No fewer than fourteen
    Democrat senators have solid records on the Second Amendment, and we
    must urge them to oppose this nominee.

    Next year, the Supreme Court is likely to take up NRA v. Chicago, which
    will decide whether the Second Amendment applies to states and cities
    like it does the federal government. This case is as important as
    Heller, and will massively impact gun rights forever.

    We already know where Judge Sotomayor stands. It's time to tell the
    Senate, "Vote No! on Sonia Sotomayor."

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    NRA-ILA :: NRA Sends Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Expressing Strong Concerns Over Sotomayor's Record on the Second Amendment

    NRA Sends Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Expressing Strong Concerns Over Sotomayor's Record on the Second Amendment Tuesday, July 07, 2009 On Tuesday, July 7, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox sent a letter to Senators Leahy and Sessions expressing NRA's strong concerns over Judge Sotomayor's dismissive views of the Second Amendment.


    http://www.nraila.org/media/PDFs/nrasotomayorltr709.pdf

  10. #29
    Should We be Surprised by Sotomayor's Radical Views?
    -- Time to put the heat on your Senators as hearings begin

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    http://www.gunowners.org

    "I will be talking [to Judge Sotomayor] about the question of foreign law and the question of [her] commitment to the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms.... President Obama, who nominated Judge Sotomayor, has a rather limited view of what the Second Amendment guarantees." -- Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), June 2009

    Monday, July 13, 2009

    Today, the U.S. Senate commences hearings on Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was nominated by President Obama to replace the retiring Judge David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.

    In many ways, Sotomayor's views are out-of-step with our American heritage and with the views of Americans in general. For example, Sotomayor believes that our fundamental law is constantly evolving and that rights are constantly changing with the times.

    But should we be surprised? The President who nominated her holds some of the most radical views ever held by a resident of the White House. His take on the Constitution -- and the Second Amendment in particular -- has stationed him to the far left on the political spectrum.

    Consider just a small snapshot of his record over the years:

    * As President, Obama has nationalized much of the car and banking industry and is now looking to do the same with health care. Even the Marxist President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, joked on live television last month that he and Fidel Castro need to be careful or else "we are going to end up to [Obama's] right."

    * As a U.S. Senator, Obama was ranked by the National Journal in 2007 as the most liberal legislator in that chamber. Realize that such a ranking put Obama to the left of 99 other Senators -- including an open, self-avowed socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

    * Like many socialists, Obama has supported some of the most extreme positions on gun control: supporting a ban on handguns, opposing the repeal of the draconian DC gun ban, opposing the right of self-defense for residents in the Chicago suburbs, and much more.

    Obama's brand of far-left politics sees the Constitution as moldable as a ball of wax. In a 2001 interview, he criticized earlier Supreme Courts for "never ventur[ing] into the issues of redistribution of wealth.... It didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution."

    Sotomayor appears to have the same view of our highest document, as she stated in 1996 that law is not "static and predictable," but "constantly overhaul[ed] and adapt[ed] [by lawyers and courts] to the realities of ever-changing social, industrial and political conditions."

    ACTION: Please urge your two Senators to vote AGAINST the Sotomayor nomination. Tell them to cast a pro-gun vote on EVERY vote related to Judge Sonia Sotomayor (whether it's a vote on sustaining a filibuster or a vote on final passage).

    Please use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your legislators the pre-written e-mail message below.

    ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Senator:

    Judge Sonia Sotomayor's views are out-of-step with our American heritage and with the views of Americans in general. Not surprisingly, the Rasmussen polling firm reported on July 1 that more Americans oppose her nomination than support her.

    Sotomayor believes that our fundamental law is constantly evolving and that rights are constantly changing with the times. But a majority of Americans disagree. Multiple polls have found that almost three-fourths of all Americans believe that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the rights of "individuals" to own guns. Not so for Judge Sotomayor:

    * She ruled in United States v. Sanchez-Villar (2004) that "the right to possess a gun is clearly not a fundamental right."

    * And earlier this year, Sotomayor was part of a three-judge panel which ruled in Maloney v. Cuomo that the Second Amendment does not apply to the states. This makes her more liberal than the Ninth Circuit, which stated in the Nordyke case in April that the Second Amendment does apply to the states.

    Please cast a pro-gun vote on EVERY vote related to Judge Sonia Sotomayor (whether it's a vote on sustaining a filibuster or a vote on final passage).

    I would like to hear back from you on this. Although rest assured, Gun Owners of America will keep me up to date on any further developments.

    Sincerely,
    your name

  11. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    Exactly. No surprise and we have at least 4 years and perhaps 8 of the Obamanation. He will be able to do a lot of damage in that amount of time. I shudder to think where this country is heading.
    8 yrs???????? Shame on us all

    knighted4

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