You know, someone really needs to explain to me why in the HELL the N.R.A hasn't jumped into this yet.
I even asked them about it myself:
Dear Mr. Yevchak,
Thank you for contacting NRA-ILA.
NRA has reviewed Judge Sotomayor's Second Amendment record and, like you, we have serious concerns about her views. Out of respect for the confirmation process, NRA has not yet announced an official position on Judge Sotomayor's nomination.
On Tuesday, July 7, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee expressing NRA's strong concerns over Sotomayor's dismissive record on the Second Amendment (to read the letter in full, please click here: http://www.nraila.org/media/PDFs/nrasotomayorltr709.pdf).
We expect that the Senate Judiciary Committee will aggressively question Judge Sotomayor on her past rulings and judicial philosophy. Rest assured, should her answers regarding our Right to Keep and Bear Arms at the upcoming hearings be hostile or evasive, we will oppose her nomination to the Court.
Again, thank you for your inquiry.
NRA-ILA Grassroots Division
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Name: Steven P Yevchak, Sr.
Message: Dear Mr. LaPierre and Mr. Cox:
I was so excited to see that past NRA President Sandy Froman -- in coalition with several other past and present NRA leaders -- came out in opposition the nomination of Judge Sotomayor.
In a letter dated July 7, the coalition stated that "we strongly oppose this nominee, and urge the Senate not to confirm Judge Sotomayor."
This is Froman's second communication in this regard, as she stepped up to the plate on June 24 with a call to arms for all NRA members to vigorously oppose the Sotomayor nomination.
"Gun owners, and especially the members of the National Rifle Association," Froman said, "must aggressively oppose Judge Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court."
I couldn't agree more with Mrs. Froman.
I hope that the NRA will officially tell Senators now -- and not wait until after the hearings -- that a vote to confirm Judge Sotomayor is an anti-gun vote. Please let me know what you intend to do.
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I think that they're totally wrong in their approach - waiting until the fat lady sings is not thye time to join the battle.
Are they scared they don't actually have the political "clout" to accomplish anything with this? Are they looking for some kind of down-the-road compromise with Sotomayor after she's nominated?
This is no time to sit on the fence!
Maybe all you other N.R.A members should contact them and ask the same question: https://www.nrahq.org/contact.asp Pete