During her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, federal appellate judge Sonia Sotomayor said she agrees that the Second Amendment to the Constitution assures individuals’ right to bear arms.
That response didn’t satisfy Tucson attorney Sandra Froman. The National Rifle Association board member told KPCC’s "Patt Morrison" that she plans to testify against Sotomayor’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sandra Froman: “I think there are real problems with seating a nominee on the U.S. Supreme Court who is hostile to the Second Amendment. Many, many gun owners in this country and people who maybe don’t own guns now but might in the future want to be able to own guns, who want to believe that they’ll be able to have their rights protected not just against the federal government but against cities and states as well.”
Froman said Sotomayor’s comment that she has friends who hunt and a godchild who’s a member of the NRA did not reassure her. As an appeals court judge, Sotomayor upheld a New York State law that restricts firearms.