You can find the letter to Leahy here, but here’s the meat:
Any individual who does not believe that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right and who does not respect our God-given right of self-defense should not serve on any court, much less receive a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land. Justice Sotomayor’s blatant reversal on this critical issue requires that we look beyond statements made during confirmation hearings and examine a nominee’s entire body of work.Â Unfortunately, Ms. Kagan’s record on the Second Amendment gives us no confidence that if confirmed to the Court, she will faithfully defend the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms of law-abiding Americans.
For these reasons, the National Rifle Association has no choice but to oppose the confirmation of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. Given the importance of this issue, this vote will be considered in NRA’s future candidate evaluations.
So they are opposed, and it’s going to be graded. No doubt the haters are going to take credit for forcing NRA’s hand — to do what they did not want to do. Their valiant efforts have clearly gotten NRA to fold on their plan to merely let Kagan slip on through. Because they hate the Second Amendment, you know.