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Elena Kagan Has Her Eye On Orrin Hatch's Gun: 'It's Gorgeous' (VIDEO)

Kagan Hatch Gun

First Posted: 05/13/10 01:31 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:30 PM ET

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) sat down with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in his office this week during her round of meetings with Senate leaders and proudly pointed to a gun hanging up on his wall.

Here's the awkward exchange that followed:

"You're gonna get mad," Hatch told Kagan. "There's 'Man of the Year' from the American Rifle -- National Rifle Association."

Kagan gazed up at the wall and nodded.

"It's beautiful," she said, as Hatch continued to describe his firearm.

"It's a piece of art, really, it's a hand-made flintlock," Hatch explained.

"It's gorgeous," Kagan replied.

Kagan's position on Second Amendment rights is already being heavily examined by pro-gun Senators who hope that if she is confirmed she will uphold Second Amendment rights. On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that Kagan was "'not sympathetic' toward a man who argued that his constitutional rights were violated when he was convicted for carrying an unlicensed pistol."

WATCH the video of the meeting between Hatch and Kagan:

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