Opinion: Sherrod Brown is one of the most liberal Senators in the U.S.
Ohio – -(AmmoLand.com)- Some politicians have very bad records on the Second Amendment. We think of Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein very quickly in this regard. But there are some who have kept their anti-gun records below the radar. Jerrold Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, is one of them. Another is Senator Sherrod Brown from Ohio.
In seven terms as a member of the House of Representatives and two as a Senator, Brown has been right alongside Schumer and Feinstein. According to Project Vote Smart, he not only voted for the Brady Act, but he also wanted to impose a permanent waiting period as opposed to an instant background check. He voted for the 1994 semi-auto ban. He was against its repeal in 1996.
The list of his anti-Second Amendment actions goes on and on. But Brown has managed to stay in office for a while in Ohio, a state where voter support for the Second Amendment has been solid.
One of the big reasons for this is that he, unlike Schumer, has generally kept his anti-Second Amendment actions under the radar of many people.
How has he done that? Simple: While his vote is reliably with Schumer and Feinstein, he has rarely been public with his comments or beliefs on the issue. He just casts votes. The other action he has often taken has been to sign on to various letters. Well, that was the case until after the Pulse nightclub shooting (really a terrorist attack, as the shooter pledged allegiance to ISIS).
Since then, Brown has upped his public statements and has been more vocal in his disdain for the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. He has opposed the use of federal funds to arm teachers who wish to carry guns to protect their students. Now, no Second Amendment supporter would want to force an unwilling teacher to carry a gun, but to deny those who wish to have an extra tool to protect their students should the horrific situation arise is not common sense.
Brown has also voted for anti-Second Amendment justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, and against Justices who would rule to protect our right to keep and bear arms, like Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. Brown has also been pushing to allow the Centers for Disease Control to carry out “research” on gun violence. Such a measure was enacted this past March, but it should be noted that the ban was passed for good reasons, as high-ranking members of that agency were planning to push for gun control.
Vote Yes for Representative Jim Renacci
Brown won his last Senate election with 51 percent of the vote. This year, Representative Jim Renacci is running against him. Over four terms in the House of Representatives, Renacci has been a stalwart Second Amendment supporter, with an A rating from the National Rifle Association, per Project Vote Smart.
Renacci has co-sponsored concealed carry reciprocity legislation as well. After all, your driver’s license is good in all 50 states, why shouldn’t that apply to a carry permit? He has stood firm with supporters of the Second Amendment, and now they have a chance to make him Ohio’s newest senator and send Sherrod Brown packing.
About Harold Hutchison
Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics, and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.
The People of America have never authorized their elected representatives to destroy their Bill of Rights. Citizens must demand that their elected officials be bound by the chains of the Constitution. Persons of little character, or honor disobey their oath. Yeah, you remember that one, don’t you?.. “I will Defend and Uphold the Constitution” yeah, that one..
If it were a one issue election I see the point of not voting for either one of them. But it’s not a one issue election. I go by their voting records on things that really matter to me and should have never been done. IE Veterans benefits that were taken from them in the 80’s. Brown voted for and Renacci voted against every single Veteran bill until he dropped out of the governor’s race and dropped back into a DC race. While I understand the 2A issue. As I am a gun owner also. And I find it hard… Read more »
@ Sara Rusco so what is your solution to this dilemma? Destroying the Constitution and Bill of Rights is the worse of these two evils, as far as I am concerned. Being a woman, doesn’t it concern you that Brown is a wife beater?
@Slr, Loss of Constitutional Civil Rights versus transitory financial issues viewed through the political party lens. I will not even go into the poor logic of choosing a temporary benefit.
Last time I wrote to him he said he supports the 2nd amendment. I guess it’s OK to lie to your constituents. He certainly doesn’t seem to care about anyone’s opinions. Instead he just votes the way he wants and puts the democratic party ahead of Ohio.
I see Renacci, I see Traficant.
The following is a portion of Democrat Brown’s response to an email that I sent to him. I (almost) politely asked him to do the right thing for a change and vote to confirm Kavanaugh. His assesment of Ford’s well rehearsed stage play, er, “testimony” shows his lack of reasoning ability: “Thank you for contacting me regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. I appreciate the opportunity to respond. While I had already decided not to support Judge Kavanaugh based on his record of siding with corporations and Wall Street over workers, I strongly support a thorough FBI… Read more »
I received almost the same reply from Brown.
He’s very predictable. Good comrade never strays from party line.
And now we’re stuck with the SOB for 6 more years. Whoopee.
I received the same answer. I replied that I would donate to & campaign for his opponent & sent $100 to Jim Renacci’s campaign.
so now comrad brown is running ads with his ex-denying the reports of spousal abuse but there is police reports he most likey told her to say it or no more money from him or the Deemoncommies have bribed her to say it
The article didn’t mention that Brown has been drawing fire for being a wife beater and he has been asked to resign. It is a fat chance he would resign. Maybe that will cook his goose.
Voters, educate yourselves and vote out these people that want to strip you of your rights. Get out and vote!
It is a shame that DemocRATic communist/muslem/mexcan party members are censoring communications. I hope and pray enough Americans WAKE UP and vote them OUT of ALL public offices!