Meirs, guns and the Second Amendment
Dan Gifford, a friend and journalist, has been trying to run to ground reports on Harriett Meirs being (a) a gunny and (b) pro-second amendment. So far, not much luck.
(a) No one can confirm that she has held a CCW permit. No one he has been able to talk to in DC can confirm, deny, or seems much to care. The White House public affairs office, in particular, said they had no knowledge on it nor did they know how to find out (maybe ask her?) Sen. Feinstein's office said that she might not be interested in asking about it, since , um, there was this little issue about the Senator herself having a CCW permit...
(b) Indications are that the Second Amendment will not be an issue in the confirmation hearings. He spoke with a Senate Judiciary Committee staffer, and "She says there is nothing on either the original or the revised Committee background questionnaire given Miers that asks anything about firearms nor will there be because it's just not an issue. She said individual senators may ask Miers during the confirmation hearings whether she carries a gun and other related questions, but she has heard nothing about anybody doing so."