21 July, 2009
President Obama's first nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court evidently believes the right to keep and bear arms is not an individual right. Judge Sonia Sotomayor has a track record of failing to support your gun rights in her rulings from the bench. GrassRoots GunRights shares the concerns of Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America regarding Sotomayor.
Mr. Pratt wrote "…if her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is confirmed, we will never be able to get rid of her. She will be sitting on that bench for the rest of her life, expressing her anti-gun views whenever she has the opportunity."
In the 2004 case United States v. Sanchez-Villar
, Judge Sotomayor stated "the right to possess a gun is clearly not a fundamental right." If Judge Sotomayor is confirmed to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, you can be sure she will continue to vote against your firearms freedoms.
Earlier this year, Judge Sotomayor was on a three-judge panel that ruled in Maloney v. Cuomo
that the Second Amendment does not apply to the states. This decision came after
the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in DC vs Heller
that the Second Amendment is an individual right
. The Supreme Court also found in DC v Heller
that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right
deserving of the highest judicial scrutiny, something that Sotomayor does not believe or support.
GrassRoots GunRights asks you to contact your Senators and urge them to strongly oppose the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sen. Lindsey Graham
Phone: (202) 224-5972
Fax: (202) 224-3808
Sen. Jim DeMint
Phone: (202) 224-6121
Fax: (202) 228-5143
Please contact Senators Graham and DeMint today, and every day until the vote is taken, and urge them in the strongest manner possible to vote against confirmation of Judge Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court!
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