By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Gabby Giffords’ gun control group — Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS) — plans to spend the last week before the midterm elections targeting Republican candidate Joni Ernst.
She’s a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard and is running for U.S. Senate against pro-gun-control candidate Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa).
Ernst is the second female military member ARS has targeted this election cycle. ARS ads attacked Martha McSally (R-AZ) — “the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat” — in September.
Like McSally, Ernst is under political assault by ARS because she supports the Second Amendment.
According to MSNBC, Ernst elaborated on her pro-gun stance during a speech at “a 2012 NRA rally” in which she said: “I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from a government, should they decide my rights are no longer important.”
An ARS ad taking Ernst to task for being pro-gun “is set to run on broadcast and cable media through Election Day.”
Real Clear Politics currently shows Ernst holding a slight lead over gun control candidate Braley.
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