WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Rifle Association says it has
very serious concerns about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor
based on her rulings on weapons rights.
But NRA Executive Director Chris W. Cox tells senators in a
letter that his group is not yet ready to officially oppose
Cox says Sotomayor's ruling as an appeals court judge that the
Second Amendment prohibition against curbs on the right to bear
arms only limits the federal government - not states - is extremely
troubling. He says the judge has been "dismissive" of gun rights.
The letter urges senators to question Sotomayor on the Second
Amendment during upcoming hearings. Cox says the NRA will oppose
confirmation if her answers are hostile or evasive.