May 17, 2010
NRA Raises Concerns about SCOTUS Nominee
The National Rifle Association has raised concerns about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, possibly leading to a rockier confirmation process. NRA told the Wall Street Journal that Ms. Kagan’s views on firearms rights are "outside the mainstream."
One of the areas of concern about Ms. Kagan is that she, as a Clinton aide, helped draft a presidential directive suspending imports of modern sporting rifles. In the directive, the president raised concerns that the rifles weren't suitable for "sporting purposes," and thus could be restricted.