NRA unsure what’s next in Kagan nomination proceedings

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The Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan presents a political conundrum to the National Rifle Association, one of the nation’s most powerful grass-roots lobbying groups.

Republicans lawmakers and conservative activists fear that Kagan will emerge as a strong voice against gun-ownership rights on the High Court.

But five Republican senators have pledged to vote for Kagan, making her a shoo-in for confirmation.

This puts the NRA in the tricky position of having to decide how much political capital to spend against Kagan.

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