Why Pennsylvania Should Vote Out Cheating Casey

Why Pennsylvania Should Vote Out Cheating Casey
Why Pennsylvania Should Vote Out Cheating Casey (Wikimedia Commons photo by Qqqqqq)

Pennsylvania – -(AmmoLand.com)- Recently, you may have noticed a trend in the coverage of various gubernatorial and US Senate races. In the end, the article is noting that the better alternative is the Republican, even if that Republican has been disappointing. Well, one of the big reasons can be seen in the career of Senator Bob Casey.

When Casey started in the United States Senate after defeating the 2006 re-election bid of Rick Santorum, he was a friend to law-abiding gun owners. He used to support concealed carry reciprocity. He was also in opposition to the District of Columbia’s onerous gun laws. He even supported allowing people to have firearms for personal protection in national parks.

Sadly, though, Casey turned his back on gun owners in the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. While he claimed to respect the Second Amendment, he supported a ban on certain semi-automatic firearms and an arbitrary limit on magazine capacity. It is a heartbreaking and infuriating betrayal.

It also made no sense whatsoever. Even with tragedies like those at Newtown, Las Vegas, Parkland, or Pittsburgh, Justice Department statistics show that a hammer or baseball bat is more likely to be used to kill someone than a rifle of any type, much less the AR-15 that is so constantly demonized. But the facts and logic didn’t matter.

Since then, if the likes of Michael Bloomberg, Chuck Schumer, and Dianne Feinstein had a position, Casey has become a reliable vote for them. When it came time to oppose the UN Arms Trade Treaty, Casey voted against prohibiting American entry into that treaty. He cast his votes for the semi-auto ban and the arbitrary magazine capacity limit. He also backed “universal” background checks. Perhaps the clearest sign that he had become a stooge of Schumer and Feinstein was his reversal on concealed carry reciprocity. Casey, it should be noted, also voted for anti-Second Amendment justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

The sad fact is, Casey is not the first politician to turn his back on gun owners, and he will not be the last. All too often, some politicians will give, usually from pressure that comes from party leadership, donors, or the media. They forget that as long as they are loyal to law-abiding gun owners, law-abiding gun owners will have their backs.

There is a flip side to this as well. Those who have turned their backs on law-abiding gun owners need to be voted out, and the 2018 election is a good chance to hold Casey accountable for his decision to side with Schumer, Bloomberg, and Feinstein. They have a good candidate to replace him with in Lou Barletta.

Barletta has been a solid supporter of our Second Amendment rights. The passage of time has seen him remain very supportive of concealed-carry reciprocity, as well as standing up for the Second Amendment rights of our veterans. Barletta has also explicitly criticized Casey’s flip-flop on Second Amendment issues.

Casey may have dumped gun owners for Bloomberg, Feinstein, and Schumer, but he doesn’t get the last word in this matter. Second Amendment supporters have a chance to resolve the bad blood with Bob Casey on November 6.


Harold Hu, chison

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.

  • 15 thoughts on “Why Pennsylvania Should Vote Out Cheating Casey

    1. There is one thing clear about the Demorat’s They have the right animal for their mascot a Jack Ass is what they are!

    2. It is a shame that so many Pennsylvanians are that simple minded and think there is any substance to Casey. The disgusting commercial he put out that was pulled in Luzerne County was offensive not only to Lou Barletta and his grandchildren, but the rest of humanity. He doesn’t usually show up to work or vote himself except for voting against Kavanaugh He always sides with Pelosi………..WHO does that?????

    3. I personally wrote to Casey about confirming Brett Kavanaugh for Judge and he gave me a big “NO I will not confirm Brett Kavanaugh”!
      At that point I told him I would campaign against him senator Casey in the upcoming Election!!! Consider it Done.

    4. i live in PA and this prick will never get my vote!!! he’s a bullshitter,a communist and a liar! i hope the people of PA get their heads out of their asses and vote this scumbag out!

      1. @alex, those sound like excellent qualifications for a former politician turned garbage collection technician. I hope that your election efforts are successful.

      2. Live in PA again after thirty years, sad what this state is becoming. Lived in Wyoming for 20 it’s a sickness.
        They got a gungrabbing liar running for Gov. now.
        Never vote Democrat they lie, all of them.

    5. Hsalam got religion..when he decided to run for Governor of Tn and quit Mayors Against Guns or whatever, Bloomberg’s group or so we thought.. He signed some pro gun laws but then gutted others at the request of Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action and Business. Every year he kept Constitutional Carry from reaching his desk. He had swore he would sign Constitutional Carry if it got to his desk.Tricky Dick didn’t have anything on him.
      Now former Governor Bredesen says he supports 2A and even had a photo of him hunting something….but then he had a fundraising dinner with Michael Bloomberg.
      Lying, you see is a favorite too,l of the anti Second Amendment goons and billionaires and the Left and the RINOs. .
      In Political Science Classes they teach lying. “You can’t do any good if you don’t get .elected..”
      So listen too what they do and not what they say.

    6. Casey didn’t turn, he just came out of the closet. this is who he truly is. He is the new Arlan Specter-born traitor to his constituents, just say anything to get in and then vote the Leftist way.

    7. There should be a term limit on politicians to ( 2 ) terms! One in office, and one in jail!
      He is someone who makes me wish I had more middle fingers!

    8. There should be a term limit on politicians to ( 2 ) terms! One in office, and one in jail!
      He is someone who makes me wish I had more middle fingers!

    9. I don’t understand Casey JR’s flip flop on the 2nd Amendment and Abortion because SR strongly opposed abortion and supported the 2nd A. I guess in this case, the nut fell far from the tree.

    10. Beside that I don’t think he has introduced a bill the entire time that he has been in the Senate. What the heck does he do there besides collect taxpayer money?

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