For Immediate Release
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Brady Campaign President Responds to NRA Opposition to Judge Sonia Sotomayor
WASHINGTON - Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, released the following statement:
"Judge Sonia Sotomayor has given clear and responsible answers
concerning the Second Amendment to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee,
while not pre-judging any issues that may come before her on the
Supreme Court. We were impressed with her presentation. The National Rifle Association, in opposing her, is showing its true colors.
"The NRA's statement opposing Judge Sotomayor represents a shameful
misrepresentation of her testimony as well as the law. The NRA,
instead, wants activist Supreme Court Justices who would support their
‘any gun, anywhere, anytime' ideology. The U.S. Senate must take a stand against gun lobby extremism and confirm this superb nominee to the Supreme Court."
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and its legislative and grassroots affiliate, the Brady Campaign and its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters, is the nation's largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence.
We are devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.