Senator David Vitter (R, LA) (202) 224-4623
516 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Senator Mary Landrieu (D, LA) (202)224-5824
328 Hart Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510

RE: Sonya Sotomayor Senate Confirmation Vote


As I have enumerated in earlier letters to you on the subject, there are multiple reasons that you should choose to vote “NO” on the confirmation of Sonya Sotomayor. Still another such reason that I have not yet touched on is Judge Sotomayor’s un-constitutional position on Second Ammendment rights.

Sotomayor’s judicial track record on the Second Ammendment, “…together with her unwillingness or inability as an appellate judge to engage in any analysis of this enumerated right when twice given the opportunity to do so including most recently after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision last year in District of Columbia v. Heller suggest either a lack of understanding of Second Amendment jurisprudence or hostility to the right. Either possibility should be of grave concern to this committee, as it is to me and millions of other gun owners.

Two very specific examples of Sotomayor’s disregard for individual rights are:

And the confirmation hearings did nothing to alter her stance on the subject, nor did they shed further light. The Wall Street Journal said, “…Judge Sotomayor … was clear as mud during the hearings, but her circular tautology on gun rights is notable because of cases in lower courts that could reach the Supreme Court. Heller dealt with a Washington, D.C. statute and thus federal law.”

Our Constitutional rights are in danger of being extinguished on an ever increasing number of fronts; we cannot allow someone with as little regard for those rights as Sonya Sotomayor, to be confirmed to the position of Supreme Court Justice. Senators, if you take your oath of office seriously on any level, you must cast a “NO” vote on the confirmation of Sonya Sotomayor.

Chris Beall
Baton Rouge, LA

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US Congressman Bill Cassidy (R, 6th Dist. LA) 202-225-3901