NRA Past President Strikes Again on Sotomayor Nomination

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NRA’s Past President Strikes Again! 
— Urges Senators “not to confirm Judge Sotomayor” 

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert 
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151 
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408 
http://www.gunowners.org 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 

Last week we told you how NRA’s Past President Sandy Froman was 
calling on all NRA members to vigorously oppose the nomination of 
Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. She did this in response to 
the “wait and see” approach that the NRA’s upper management 
has taken 
in regard to the Sotomayor nomination — an approach that may well 
allow her to wiggle through and be confirmed. 

Yesterday, Sandy Froman struck again. But this time she was joined 
with another past president of the NRA and several current Board 
members, as well. 

“Judge Sotomayor’s record on the Second Amendment causes us grave 
concern over her treatment of this enumerated right [to keep and 
bear arms],” the coalition stated. 

“As Second Amendment leaders deeply concerned about preserving all 
fundamental rights for current and future generations of Americans, 
we strongly oppose this nominee, and urge the Senate not to confirm 
Judge Sotomayor.” 

In related news, the NRA sent a letter yesterday to the Senate 
Judiciary committee expressing “very serious concerns” over the 
Sotomayor nomination, but said that the leadership “has not 
announced an official position” out of respect for the confirmation 
process. The letter indicated the NRA’s management would be 
watching the upcoming hearings very carefully. 

One of the concerns about the hearing process, however, is that 
Sotomayor will act exactly the same way Obama has. You will remember 
that Obama tried to play himself off as a supporter of gun rights 
during the presidential campaign, but then once he took office, began 
showing his true colors. 

Obama has nominated far-left gun banners to key positions of power — 
including Attorney General Eric Holder, State Department counsel 
Harold Koh and Judge Sonia Sotomayor. 

It’s not uncommon to see politicians tout the Bill of Rights when 
trying to get elected or confirmed, but then act like a modern day 
Benedict Arnold once they are safely entrenched. 

If Judge Sotomayor is anything like the man who nominated her, she 
will tell Senators what they want to hear during the Senate 
proceedings, but then stab us in the back once she has secured a 
lifetime appointment to the bench. 

Folks, this is a huge battle. And that’s why it’s important to 
have every single gun organization firing all of its political 
ammunition. This is a battle that we can win. So even though we 
already asked you to contact the NRA’s management last week, it is 
imperative that they hear from you again. 

ACTION: Please urge the NRA’s upper management to tell Senators 
that a vote to confirm Judge Sotomayor is an anti-gun vote. You 
can use the text message below — addressed to NRA Executive Vice 
President Wayne LaPierre and NRA Executive Director Chris Cox — 
to help direct your comments to the NRA. 

CONTACT INFO for the NRA: 

Phone) (800) 392-8683 
Webform) https://secure.nraila.org/Contact.aspx 

—– Pre-written comments —– 

Dear Mr. LaPierre and Mr. Cox: 

I was so excited to see that past NRA President Sandy Froman — in 
coalition with several other past and present NRA leaders — came 
out in opposition the nomination of Judge Sotomayor. 

In a letter dated July 7, the coalition stated that “we strongly 
oppose this nominee, and urge the Senate not to confirm Judge 
Sotomayor.” 

This is Froman’s second communication in this regard, as she stepped 
up to the plate on June 24 with a call to arms for all NRA members 
to vigorously oppose the Sotomayor nomination. 

“Gun owners, and especially the members of the National Rifle 
Association,” Froman said, “must aggressively oppose Judge 
Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.” 

I couldn’t agree more with Mrs. Froman. 

I hope that the NRA will officially tell Senators now — and not wait 
until after the hearings — that a vote to confirm Judge Sotomayor 
is an anti-gun vote. Please let me know what you intend to do. 

Thank you. 

Sincerely, 

(your name)

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