12 June 2009

Udall Says Sotomayor Accepts 2A Heller Ruling As Settled Law

I will believe it when I see a ruling. Judge Sotomayor still needs to be grilled on this during her confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate.

"Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, a democrat, says Sotomayor told him at a meeting Thursday that she will work from the high court's decision in the District of Columbia v. Heller in future cases involving gun rights. "

Keep in mind, the Heller decision stated that Heller did not prohibit states from enacting their own restrictions on firearms. Will she support states that infringe on the rights of moms and grandmothers to possess a firearm to defend their lives against violent crime?


Anonymous said...

Can Udall be trusted?

And what if he is saying what he hopes will happen, instead of what Sotomayor hopes for?

Brent Greer said...

A, you ask a very good question. I think he generally can, but the situation might be he is being used...being told what he wants to hear, what his constituents want to hear. Udall is generally a pro-gun guy. Just elected to the U.S. Senate last November, on his first federal firearms-related vote, he voted FOR restoring lawful concealed carry in our national parks. The antiquated ban made no sense, and Udall voted as the majority of his constituents want. Time will tell. But you do ask a very good question.......