Buckeye Firearms Association joins groups opposing Sotomayor confirmation
Buckeye Firearms Association has announced that it has joined the rapidly growing coalition of groups that are officially on record opposing the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor as a justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"It is critical to the future of our country that we have justices who respect and uphold our Constitution," said Jim Irvine, Chairman of Buckeye Firearms Association. "Judge Sotomayor has proven that she does not respect the Second Amendment. Our country cannot afford to find out what other civil rights she aims to repeal."
The U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to hear arguments on the incorporation of the Second Amendment next session. Judge Sotomayor is on record ruling that the amendment does not apply to the states. "Obviously she has a bias," said Irvine. "She has not agreed to recuse herself from gun cases, which would be the only proper action under the circumstances."
The Supreme Court recently overturned one of Sotomayor's decisions. In a case reported to be a 5-4 split, the judges were unanimous in their admonishment of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' handling of a case about race discrimination.
According to Irvine, "It seems Judge Sotomayor has a history of discriminating against people who are different from her, and that is the last thing our country needs in a Supreme Court Justice.
"It has become obvious that even with Democrat control of both Houses, President Obama cannot pass extreme gun control measures through Congress. He must start stacking our Supreme Court with rabid anti-gun and anti-freedom justices to accomplish through judicial activism what he knows the people don't want. The Senate has a responsibility to reject a nominee who to has a record of disregarding the Constitution and justice because of her own personal bias."
Buckeye Firearms Association joins former NRA president Sandy Froman, the Second Amendment Foundation, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and numerous other grassroots groups in opposing Sotomayor as an appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots political action committee (PAC) dedicated to defending and advancing the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation. They work to elect pro-gun candidates and lobby for pro-gun legislation.
Gun rights leaders join in opposition to Sotomayor confirmation