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14 July 2009

Associated Press, Blog

The nominee was grilled by Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions on guns today. A look at her record on the issue: Rejecting a challenge to a New York state law banning possession of "chuka sticks," Sotomayor said she was bound by a 19th century Supreme Court ruling that said the Second Amendment does not apply to state laws that limit weapons possession. She noted that the justices, in ruling last year that individuals have a constitutional right to possess guns for... (GunPolicy.org)

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