USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Six-term senator Richard Lugar, R- Ind., is facing a challenger in the May primary. As the longest-serving senator in Indiana history, the third most senior senator, and the most senior Republican (albeit Orrin Hatch disputes that), Lugar may become president pro tempore of the Senate should he secure the candidacy and should the Republicans take over that body in November.
Here’s what that means to gun owners:
Senator Lugar has a D+ rating from the NRA and an F rating from Gun Owners of America and a 53% positive rating from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Handgun Violence.
The Firearms Coalition’s Jeff Knox explains why:
Lugar… crossed party lines to vote for confirmation of both Sotomayor and Kagan [and] he has also repeatedly voted against gun owners on pure, stand-alone gun legislation…Lugar also voted in favor of the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban and then voted to extend the ban for another 10 years when it was scheduled to sunset. He also voted for the Brady Law, with background checks and waiting periods, and voted to make private transfers of firearms illegal.
The guy’s a damn domestic enemy who isn’t even eligible to vote in his “home” state, and Indiana’s other Republican senate oath-breaker, Dan Coats, is no better.
The challenger I referred to at the start of this piece? Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.
He’s been endorsed by Gun Owners of America and the National Rifle Association.
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About David Codrea:
David Codrea is a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He is a field editor for GUNS Magazine, and a blogger at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance. Read more at www.DavidCodrea.com.