NRA Expresses "Dismay" over Sotomayor Nomination

While a little late and lacking an official position against her, the National Rifle Association has expressed its “very strong concerns” with the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.

In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Republican Ranking Member Jeff Sessions, the NRA used particularly harsh language for an organization often hesitant – to say the least – to appear partisan. To wit:

  • “very serious concerns”
  • “dismayed”
  • “clearly incorrect”
  • “extremely troubling”
  • “dismissive of the Second Amendment and have troubling implications”
  • “[W]e believe that America’s eighty million gun owners have good reason to worry about her views.”
  • But the organization’s letter is far from partisan – rather, it focused intently on Judge Sotomayor’s dismal record regarding, and lack of respect for, the Second Amendment and the right of American citizens to keep and bear arms.