Sotomayor Nomination Heads To Senate Floor



Senate Judiciary Votes “Yes” on Sonia Sotomayor 
— Full Senate to vote on her nomination soon 

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 

It was nearly a party-line vote.  While every Democrat on the Senate 
Judiciary Committee voted in favor of Judge Sonia Sotomayor today, 
almost every Republican voted against her… all except for turncoat 
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. 

Apparently, the flighty Republican did not care that Judge Sotomayor has 
demonstrated an extreme anti-gun bias in her private and public life. 
Not only that, she has expressed racist views in multiple speeches over 
the years, and she has proven — in her actions and words — that she is 

The Sotomayor nomination now moves to the U.S. Senate floor, where gun 
owners definitely face an uphill battle. 

Press reports have indicated that Sotomayor is giving Senators private 
assurances that she will follow Supreme Court precedents on the Second 
Amendment.  This is ridiculous, of course, but it doesn’t help that a 
liberal front group claiming to support the Second Amendment — the 
American Hunters and Shooters Association — is supporting Sotomayor, 
giving cover to wavering Democrats. reports that AHSA “will be highlighted as part of a 
rapid-fire response strategy Democrats plan to launch to respond to GOP 

The fact that AHSA endorsed Obama during the campaign should demonstrate 
that this group is nothing more than a Trojan horse.  That’s why we need 
Senators to know that gun owners consider a vote for Sotomayor to be one 
of the most ANTI-GUN votes they could ever cast and that front groups 
like AHSA don’t speak for you! 

ACTION:  Please contact your two Senators and urge them to vote NO on 
Judge Sotomayor.  Tell them that the American Hunters and Shooters 
Association doesn’t speak for you.  Please use the Gun Owners 
Legislative Action Center at to 
send your legislators the pre-written e-mail message below. 

—– Pre-written letter —– 

Dear Senator: 

The confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor would be a horrible choice for 
Americans — not to mention the gun owners of this country.  Throughout 
her career, Judge Sonia Sotomayor has shown that she opposes the right 
to keep and bear arms, denies there is a constitutional right to 
self-defense, and frequently ignores constitutional and statutory 

However, I understand that a front group called the American Hunters and 
Shooters Association is supporting Sotomayor, giving cover to wavering 

Please understand that AHSA is NOT a pro-gun organization.  This 
organization shares many of the same goals as the Brady Campaign, and it 
is nothing more than a Trojan horse in the gun rights community. 

After all, this is a group that according to records from 2005 had fewer 
than 150 dues paying individual members.  Its founding president, Ray 
Schoenke, donated money to the radical Handgun Control, Inc. — a group 
that argued in favor of the DC gun ban (which was struck down by the 
Supreme Court last year).  And another of its founding members, John 
Rosenthal, was also the founder of Stop Handgun Violence. 

I am a proud supporter of Gun Owners of America, and they do speak for 
me and the gun rights community when they say that Judge Sonia Sotomayor 
is bad for the Constitution… bad for the Second Amendment… and bad 
for America. 


(your name)


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