No Fundamental Right To Possess A Gun

Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s stance on gun ownership:

Judge Sonia Sotomayor could walk into a firestorm on Capitol Hill over her stance on gun rights, with conservatives beginning to question some controversial positions she’s taken over the past several years on the Second Amendment.

Earlier this year, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee joined an opinion with the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Second Amendment rights do not apply to the states.

A 2004 opinion she joined also cited as precedent that “the right to possess a gun is clearly not a fundamental right.”

Ken Blackwell, a senior fellow with the Family Research Council, called Obama’s nomination a “declaration of war against America’s gun owners.”

Such a line of attack could prove more effective than efforts to define Sotomayor as pro-abortion, efforts that essentially grasp at straws. Sotomayor’s record on that hot-button issue reveals instances in which she has ruled against an abortion rights group and in favor of anti-abortion protesters, making her hard to pigeonhole.

But Sotomayor’s position on gun control is far more crystallized.

Blackwell, who also ran unsuccessfully to head the Republican National Committee, told FOX News her position is “very, very disturbing.”

“That puts our Second Amendment freedoms at risk,” he said. “What she’s basically saying is that your hometown can decide to suppress your Second Amendment freedoms.”

This is disturbing. This is a pretty clear definition of Sotomayor’s legal beliefs about what the Supreme Court just affirmed as a fundamental right, isn’t it?

There is a tremendous shortage of ammunition right now because people are stocking up in anticipation of a gun-grab by the Democrats in the near future. I would think that this candidate’s views on gun ownership would not be instilling any confidence among those people. 

I may have to order some more ammunition, myself.

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5 Responses to No Fundamental Right To Possess A Gun

  1. feeblemind says:

    The local Wal-Mart can’t keep 38s or 357s on the shelf. I have been rather surprised by the duration of the gun buying/ammunition hoarding. I would have thought people would be getting stocked up by now but such does not seem to be the case.

  2. David M says:

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  3. Hrothgar says:

    When you truly believe that you may NEVER be able to replentish your current ammo stores, then there’s no such thing as too much. With a gun grabber on SCOTUS, and lots of Dem apppointees in DoJ, the 2nd Amendment can be considered one part of that living Constitution that can be allowed to die even though it has more specificity than does an emanation of a penumbra.

  4. Dorf says:

    My ‘stocking up’ is /was due to the large price increase due to the copper price (explosion)…

  5. Mockingbrd says:

    I’ve been stocking up with .38 sp since Oct. Just in case. Try, Jax Fla.

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