Faux pro-gun group endorses Sotomayor for U.S. Supreme Court

The most recent issue of the National Shooting Sports Foundation newsletter, Bullet Points, observes that the faux gun group known as American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA), has endorsed the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice.

As former NRA President Sandy Froman recently pointed out, Sotomayor has a narrow view of the Second Amendment that contradicts the Court's landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. Froman says "Sotomayor's view on the Second Amendment clearly reflects an extreme anti-gun philosophy."

While AHSA sees nothing wrong with the SCOTUS nominee, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and John Cornyn (R-TX), two stalwart defenders of firearms rights, disagree.

So too does Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who recently pointed out that Sotomayor has twice stated that the Second Amendment is not a fundamental right.

AHSA seems to have been somewhat successful at duping a segement of gun owners into believing that former Joyce Foundation board member Barack Obama would not be a threat to the Second Amendment. Many of those same gun owners, having finally taken beyond AHSA's rhetoric after the election, are now buying guns and ammunition at a dizzying pace. Will those same gun owners now finally stand with those of us who attempted to sound the warning about Obama before the election, and ask their Senators to vote against the confirmation of Sotomayor?

Time will tell, and time is short. Confirmation hearings are scheduled to begin Monday.

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