Elena Kagan goes hunting and shooting

I found this interesting story on Elena Kagan on CNN’s religion blog:

“… She recalled paying a courtesy call on Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho) shortly after her nomination to the court by President Obama in May 2010.  Risch asked her about gun rights, and remarked she may not realize how important the issue was to some Americans, especially in his home state.  She admitted never having owned or fired a gun before.  “But I told the senator if I was fortunate enough to be confirmed, I would go hunting with Justice Scalia.”  And she has, joining her conservative colleague on an excursion to a Washington-area shooting range and on several hunting trips, until now never reported.  Her host at the synagogue event was surprised.  “You’re Jewish,” deadpanned Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg.  “Yeah, but it turns out, it’s kind of fun,” said Kagan, laughing.”

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8 thoughts on “Elena Kagan goes hunting and shooting

  1. Yes, it IS fun….but probably only for the “right” kind of people.

    I have no confidence in Kagan.

  2. Wait . . . Jews don’t hunt?

    I get that he’s kidding, but is that an actual stereotype about Jewish people? I guess it must be, somewhere. Not here.

  3. hunted meat isn’t kosher, and many more conservative jews consider hunting to be expressly forbidden. Jews who don’t keep kosher (i.e. most jews), don’t follow those rules though.

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