Sotomayor had ruled against them in a controversial reverse-discrimination case. In Senate testimony Thursday, they vented their displeasure.
The Supreme Court nominee is choosing her words carefully about the Second Amendment during confirmation hearings.
But during Tuesday's hearing, the Supreme Court nominee demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the law and jurisprudence.
Republicans have been boosted by the NRA registering its 'concerns' about Sotomayor Tuesday. Democrats are playing up her record on law and order.
After big D.C. case in '08, San Francisco and Philadelphia have seen setbacks for local gun controls. More laws are expected to come under fire.
Democrats are largely avoiding the gun issue, but some hope a new Government Accountability Office report will help tighten rules for gun shows.
Key GOP leaders came to woo the NRA's annual convention this weekend, one sign of the group's growing clout.
"Cowboy Blob" and other online commentators fill the press box at the National Rifle Association convention.