Of course, once Sebastian had a statement from Tom King (NRA board member) that he had not been gagged, he declared the gag order a hoax. Ok, I'll give him this one (even though there are far more than just one board member). So lets look further, shall we?
The statement by the NRA regarding Elena Kagan is here, but it doesn't fill me with confidence that the NRA is actually looking out for firearms rights.
The NRA are "carefully reviewing her record in other government posts", all of which are anti-2nd amendment rights. So what's the problem with saying so?
Contrast that with the statement of the Gun Owners of America:
Kagan doesn't have a record of judicial opinions, but her views on the Second Amendment are no mystery:Gee, the GAO seems to have no problem making a stand. There's more; read the whole statement.
* Kagan drafted a directive in favor of a semi-automatic import ban while serving in the Clinton administration;
* As a law clerk, she advised against allowing the Supreme Court to hear arguments in Sandidge v. United States that the D.C. gun ban was unconstitutional;
* Kagan was also part of the Clinton team that pushed the firearms industry to include gun locks with all gun purchases and was in the Clinton administration when the president pushed legislation that would close down gun shows; and
* Just today, Kagan gave a hint to her true colors. When asked a simple question by Senator Grassley of Iowa -- does the Second Amendment codify a pre-existing right from God or is it a right created by the Constitution? -- Kagan looked like a deer caught in the headlights. After an awkward pause, she said: "I've never considered that question."
This comment from the RedState article was telling:
When the gentleman answered I asked him point blank whether the NRA was opposing the Kagan confirmation. He paused about 5 seconds and then began to stumble through his regurgitation of the NRA statement that they were “watching” the questioning.
The fact that his answer was not an immediate “Yes, we are actively opposing her confirmation because she is a threat to the 2nd Amendment and our Right to Bear Arms” tells you everything you need to know about today’s NRA.
My sentiments exactly.