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14 July 2009

Wall Street Journal / Washington Wire

Gun rights haven't been an issue in recent Supreme Court confirmation battles because the Supreme Court hadn't tackled a major Second Amendment case in decades. But that changed with the court's recent decision in the Heller case, finding that the right to bear arms was an individual right and not a collective one. So the issue arose this morning in Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), a senior member and former chairman of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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