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The Supreme Court handed down the landmark decision in D.C. v. Heller, holding that the Second Amendment right to bear arms applies to individual citizens in their private lives. Many individuals call this ruling a turning point in gun rights in this country.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor has commented, if your state or city bans all guns the way Washington, D.C. did, that’s okay under the Constitution. According to the Judge, only the Fourteenth Amendment applies to the States. So according to her, all the other rights protected under the Constitution applies to the federal government; states can restricted or eliminated all the other freedoms under the constitution.

Any elected office that supports and votes for her confirmation to the Supreme Court is voting against right to bear arms.