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Friday, October 25, 2013

McAuliffe Doesn't Care What Gun Owners Think

Last night during the final debate between Virginia's candidates for Governor, we heard something very familiar from Terry McAuliffe when he answered a question about gun control ("I support the Second Amendment, I'm a hunter..."), and we heard something new - that he doesn't care what gun owners think.  Well, not in so many words, but that's what he meant.  He said he doesn't care what the NRA thinks, but the NRA isn't the building or staff in Fairfax County, VA. The NRA is you and me.  Without gun owners joining the organization, there would be no NRA.

Shaun Kenny over at Bearing Drift put it this way:
Keep this in mind folks. No Democratic candidate for governor has ever won on a platform that has embraced the national Democratic position on the Second Amendment.

Mark Warner had to cave on firearms.
Tim Kaine had to cave on firearms.
Creigh Deeds had to cave on firearms.

Terry McAuliffe intends to use Virginia as a platform to show the rest of blue America how he can use Washington-style politics to radically change Virginia’s laws and traditions. ”I don’t care what grade I got from the NRA” was an unmistakable middle finger to 2A supporters everywhere… and this in the birthplace of Patrick Henry and the Gunpowder Incident, folks.
So, are we going to let McAuliffe be the first candidate to openly run on gun control and win?

1 comment:

GunPoliticsNY said...

I think McAuliffe is going to win.