July 14, 2009
[efoods]Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, asked Tuesday about her attitude toward the Second Amendment and its application to the states, said she understands “how important the right to bear arms is to many, many Americans.”
Sotomayor noted that one of her godchildren is a member of the NRA (National Rifle Association), and she said she has friends who hunt.
“I understand the individual right fully that the Supreme Court recognized in Heller (a reference to the 2008 case, District of Columbia v. Heller, which held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm for private use. The Heller case struck down the city’s 32-year-old handgun ban.)
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