Free State Needs A Senator Who Respects Freedom

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New Hampshire – -(AmmoLand.com)- “Live Free or Die” is the state motto of New Hampshire. Sadly, though, when it comes to the voting to ensure that they live free, an anti-freedom lawmaker has been holding on for far too long.

Jeanne Shaheen was the governor of the state when she first ran for the Senate in 2002. She lost that race to John Sununu, the son of the former White House chief of staff. Six years later, though, she won the rematch, and then won re-election in 2014 against Scott Brown, who famously won the Massachusetts seat once held by Ted Kennedy in a special election upset.

Shaheen has not been a supporter of our Second Amendment rights over the years. Project Vote Smart has recorded votes in favor of gun bans, magazine bans, and “universal background checks” that targeted law-abiding gun owners, not criminals. But Shaheen’s hostility towards our Second Amendment rights went beyond just voting for bad legislation.

She opposed efforts to block American entry into the Arms Trade Treaty and voted to block concealed carry reciprocity. She also was one of 47 Senators who opposed cloture on the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act, preventing the bill from getting a final vote.

The votes on the Second Amendment issues are bad enough. However, Shaheen’s disregard for freedom goes beyond voting for gun bans. She also compiled a rotten record on the secondary issues that matter to Second Amendment supporters.

Shaheen voted to put Justices Kagan and Sotomayor on the Supreme Court – both of whom voted to reward a bad-faith effort by New York City to avoid scrutiny of its onerous regulations by declaring the case moot. Since President Trump took office, she’s opposed the confirmation of judges who would defend our Second Amendment rights.

She also has backed various efforts to enact campaign finance “reform” that would have the effect of silencing grassroots advocacy for the Second Amendment. In essence, not only does she want to take away guns, she wants to take away our ability to even make the argument in favor of the Second Amendment. This is a track record that does not warrant six more years in the United States Senate.

The good news is that Shaheen is facing a Republican challenger, Corky Messner. Messner’s campaign site includes a promise to oppose efforts to “weaken our First and Second Amendment rights.” You can check out the rest of his campaign site here. You also should donate to the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund to help defeat Shaheen and other anti-Second Amendment officials at all levels of government.


About Harold HutchisonHarold 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.

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nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
21 days ago

IF YOU BELIEVE IN AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC, YOU HAD BETTER ARM UP AND GET READY . . .NOW!!! Because you are going to have to fight for it!!! Unless you plan on being a SUBJECT (not a citizen) of the oppression and slavery of a Centrally Controlled Communist Police State, you had better get ready now!!! THE CIVIL WAR IS COMING!!! ARM UP AND GET READY!!!

Oldman
Oldman
21 days ago
Reply to  nobodyuknow

Unfortunately the Tree of Liberty has to be quenched with the blood of both Patriots and Tyrants…….

Country Boy
Country Boy
20 days ago
Reply to  nobodyuknow

It’s not going to be Civil War II

It’s going to be the second American Revolution.

Camotim
Camotim
21 days ago

THE FUTURE BELONGS TO FREEDOM!!!

Bob
Bob
21 days ago
Reply to  Camotim

Only if it includes an informed electorate of Americans.

jack mac
jack mac
21 days ago

Who is monitoring the funds of the NRA Political Victory Fund?

hoss
hoss
22 days ago

Crbs seem to be every where now days.
They say they’re for freedom but when given the chance to further our freedom they always have an excuse for voting agin it!

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
21 days ago
Reply to  hoss

Hoss,
You’ve used CRB repeatedly. What’s it mean?

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
21 days ago

“A CRB check is a Criminal Record Bureau Check and is designed for employers to run on employees or potential employees. It’s now changed to a DBS check which stands for Disclosure and Barring Service. The check is still exactly the same – the only thing that’s changed is the name.”

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
21 days ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

RB,
Thenkewvellymush. I looked CRB up and got a page full of acronyms.

hoss
hoss
21 days ago

CRBs stand for Commie Rat Bastards!

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
21 days ago
Reply to  hoss

Hoss,
That makes sense too. OK, do I make a choice or is it a twofer?

Rebel VA
Rebel VA
21 days ago

Twofer!

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
21 days ago
Reply to  hoss

hoss . . . OH YEAH!!!