Red State Anti-Gun Dems to Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly: Please Stay Away

By AWR Hawkins

Anti-Gun Dems, Mark Udall, Mary Landrieu & Kay Hagan
Anti-Gun Dems, Mark Udall, Mary Landrieu & Kay Hagan
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Washington DC – -(  Red state Democrats who are fighting to overcome their support of gun control and get re-elected are asking gun control proponents Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly to stay out of their states.

This comes after Breibart News' June 4 report that Giffords and Kelly planned to help Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Hagan (D-NC) get re-elected this November.

Now Udall, Landrieu, and Hagan are pushing Giffords and Kelly to stay away from their races.

According to The Washington Times, the three incumbents are trying to keep gun control from erupting as a major issue in their contests, and they fear that is exactly what will happen once Giffords and Kelly join the fray.

Moreover, “political strategists” warn the red state Democrats that “the gun issue poses too much risk for Democrats already struggling in those red and purple states.”

An “activist” inside Giffords' and Kelly's Americans For Responsible Solutions admitted they are fully aware of the danger a gun control push can cause a candidate. However, they also claim politicizing gun issues can “[motivate] gun control supporters and [persuade] people to join the cause, especially among female voters.”

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  • 6 thoughts on “Red State Anti-Gun Dems to Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly: Please Stay Away

    1. Hagan should welcome NRA opposition
      September 23, 2014
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      The NRA Political Victory Fund is going all in for Thom Tillis. It’s backing the Republican state House speaker with a $1.4 million ad campaign that seeks to help him unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

      For a candidate who is a woman and a Democrat, the big hug for Tillis by a national gun group that supports virtually no controls on handguns and assault weapons should be good news. Women voters, who support Hagan by a wide margin, generally favor more gun restrictions. So do Democrats. Yet the Hagan camp’s response to the NRA ads is to tout the senator’s pro-gun record.

      Hagan’s campaign put out a statement saying the pro-Tillis ad “completely ignores Kay’s strong support of the Second Amendment.” The statement cited several examples of bills she has supported that would lessen gun restrictions in some cases.

      Hagan’s wariness of being cast as anti-gun is understandable. For one, she has staked out a position as a defender of the Second Amendment since she first ran for Senate in 2008. Her website said then: “Responsible gun ownership is not only part of the fabric of my state, but it is also a fundamental constitutional right. I pledge to continue to protect their rights when I am in the U.S. Senate.”

      And there’s another reason: Hagan can count votes. When the Elon University Poll asked 419 registered voters in 2013 what would reduce violent crime more, a ban on guns or more law-abiding people with guns, the results were overwhelming. Sixty-two percent favored more law-abiding people with guns, 25 percent supported a ban and 13 percent didn’t know or refused to answer.

      The pro-gun illusion

      It would appear there’s no political gain to be had in going against guns in any way in North Carolina. But that’s not really the case. Other questions in the poll showed clear majorities in support of limits. Ninety-two percent favored criminal background checks for gun buyers at gun shows and in private sales. Eighty-six percent favored stronger enforcement of existing gun laws. Sixty-two percent favored a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. Nearly 60 percent favored a ban on Internet ammunition sales and a ban on assault-style weapons.

      Hagan has tried to stake out a “moderate” position on guns as a “red state” senator. But the truth is that the current state of gun laws is wildly immoderate, allowing for a radical freedom of access to handguns, assault weapons and endless rounds of ammunition. A moderate, on the gun issue, must be in favor of moving the laws back toward sensible limits. Secondly, North Carolina is not a red state, and politicians shouldn’t be cowed into thinking that this crucial issue is one they should avoid or, worse, one on which they should pander to the NRA .

      Gun mayhem continues

      In recent days, a man in Florida with a criminal history fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren. A man fired from a UPS package center in Alabama returned and killed two employees and himself. A mentally unstable intruder who made his way into the White House was found to have 800 rounds of ammunition in his car. In Fayetteville, a man with a handgun was arrested for three separate shootings in one night. In Greensboro, there were three unrelated fatal shootings in two days.

      Gun violence is a chronic problem in the nation and in North Carolina. If Tillis wants to be glorified by the NRA as a senator who will do nothing about it, that’s his choice. But many voters in North Carolina, indeed a majority on some aspects of gun regulation, want a senator who is committed to standing up to the distortion and demagoguery of the NRA and will stand with those who want to do something to decrease gun violence.

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    2. If you can’t recall them vote them out. it’s time to take our country back from the fools and thieves that think they should have a life time job controlling our lives

    3. They will welcome them with open arms the second the polls close. You still know they are gun grabbers so vote them out!!!

    4. “You can fool all fo the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the peopel all of the time”. These democrats know who they are, it’s time the voters in these states also figured that out as well.

    5. Gabby and her moron space cadet husband are poison to these gungrabbing liberals ! These parasites are scared Bigtime !

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