This is a discussion on Good 2nd Amendment News! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by JohnD13 Coming from New York, it's no surprise that both senators voted for Sotomayor's comfirmation. I guess Gillibrand has lost her NRA ...
At least my KY senators voted nay. Bunning is not running for reelection, but the only real race will be the Republican primary. We got a country boy running against a city slicker for the nomination. Whoever wins is odd's on favorite over any Democrat.
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Did I see Kennedy listed as a Nay? Can't be right!
Excerpt from Federalist 76:
But might not his nomination be overruled? I grant it might, yet this could only be to make place for another nomination by himself. The person ultimately appointed must be the object of his preference, though perhaps not in the first degree. It is also not very probable that his nomination would often be overruled. The Senate could not be tempted, by the preference they might feel to another, to reject the one proposed; because they could not assure themselves, that the person they might wish would be brought forward by a second or by any subsequent nomination. They could not even be certain, that a future nomination would present a candidate in any degree more acceptable to them; and as their dissent might cast a kind of stigma upon the individual rejected, and might have the appearance of a reflection upon the judgment of the chief magistrate, it is not likely that their sanction would often be refused, where there were not special and strong reasons for the refusal.
I heard a disturbing argument today. I won't name names, but this person is a very powerful supporter of Sottomayor. I mentioned to this person that Sonia Sottomayor didn't give a definite answer when asked the question about whether she supported one's right to bear arms. The reason, according to this person, was that the Bill of Rights was an outdated document from 1791 and the 2nd amendment was necessary back then to defend ourselves against the British. According to the new age, the 2nd amendment wasn't needed anymore.
Is this new Government going to alter the Bill of Rights that was written by our founding fathers?
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