Mississippi Rematch One Second Amendment Supporters Should Watch

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Mississippi – -(AmmoLand.com)- Mississippi is one state that doesn’t come up on the radar of Second Amendment supporters very often. However, that may be worth re-thinking this year. With the 2020 elections, though, taking a Senate seat for granted could result in a nasty surprise on election night.

Mississippi is one of the states that has respected our Second Amendment rights over the years – as evidenced by how simple the summary of that state’s laws at the NRA-ILA’s web site is. The state routinely elects supporters of our right to keep and bear arms to statewide office. But sometimes, some races got close the last couple of years. In 2018, a special election for the Senate seat was decided by a little over seven points. The 2019 gubernatorial election was decided by a hair over five points.

Cindy Hyde-Smith, who had the close race in 2018 (the aforementioned special election for the seat long held by Senator Thad Cochran), is now running for a full term in her own right. This is a rematch with Mike Espy, who was Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Agriculture. In 2018, Hyde-Smith got the NRA endorsement due to being a pro-Second Amendment incumbent.

Hyde-Smith has co-sponsored pro-Second Amendment legislation during her relatively brief tenure in the Senate, particularly concealed carry reciprocity bills, the Hearing Protection Act, and the Protect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act. Granted, with Mississippi’s general respect for our Second Amendment rights, you’d like to see a Senator from that state be much more vocal, but that is a very minor disappointment in the scheme of things. The fact is, Cindy Hyde-Smith has been solid.

Espy once was a strong supporter of our rights, but a statement in 2019 slamming Hyde-Smith for objecting to fast-tracking an anti-Second Amendment bill passed by the House does raise a red flag of sorts. This has all too often been the case with former friends who have now become Bloomberg stooges, see Kirsten Gillibrand, Bob Casey, and Steve Bullock.

Warning signs aside, the big difference is on the ancillary issues. At best, Espy would be as problematic as Jon Tester, who votes right on gun bills, but who opposes judges who protect our rights, is also supportive of various campaign finance “reform” schemes, and whose first vote in a given Congress would be to empower Chuck Schumer, an avowed enemy of our Second Amendment rights.

Second Amendment supporters can check out Senator Hyde-Smith’s campaign site here. They also should donate to the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund to help elect pro-Second Amendment candidates 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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alpha
alpha
3 days ago

Benign ammo-sexuality here…lol!

MS-Steve
MS-Steve
3 days ago

I think the reason Cindy Hyde-Smith was an uphill “shoe-in” last election, was because she was basically awarded the remainder of Thadious Cock’s Senate term, when he bowed out after the old β姆ã®d promised he was healthy enough to finish out a 6year term (at a ragged 80 years old – with a severe case of Joe Biden disease)…. Gov Bryant appointed her to the remainder of his term (MS 1st female Senator). She had a hard time proving she was worthy of the position (with her many verbal fork-ups). She’s again running against an old Clinton criminal, who probably… Read more »

alpha
alpha
3 days ago

SoSueMe, the Mexican Mafia prison gang members, Crips, and Bloods would then get sloppy seconds.

alpha
alpha
3 days ago

SoSueMe, you would make good tier tender on one of the many cell blocks at the prison I’m employed at. The Aryan Brotherhood prison gang members would turn you out, and into a mule to traffic their narcotics. Your new moniker: ‘deep throat.’ Lol!

alpha
alpha
4 days ago

Isn’t true that strong pro-second Amendment men are compensating for their insecurities (very small and inadequate penises)? Can’t settle, as a last resort, differences with a good old fashion butt whooping?

SoSueMe
SoSueMe
4 days ago
Reply to  alpha

Read what Sigmund Freud says about sexuality and weapons: A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity”

Knute
Knute
3 days ago
Reply to  SoSueMe

As Alpha and his ilk so clearly demonstrate with every word they type!

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
5 days ago

Hmmm…….Hyde-Smith…….hyphenated names make me uneasy. Tends to show a deep characteristic of beliefs often not pro-2A or pro-traditional/conservative.

BobD
BobD
5 days ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

What an asinine, head up your butt comment. What I see from your post is that women in positions of power make you uneasy. Its OK, you have a lot of company out there.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
4 days ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

As far as I know the hyphen is to show that she is not keeping her middle name. For example. Cindy Gertrude Hyde. She dropped the Gertrude and took Hyde as her middle name and added smith because that is who she married. My wife took her last name and made it a middle name without the hyphen because she is proud of her last name and hated her middle name. In addition I don’t know who Cindy is or how She writes her name but it is the Writer that chose to use an hyphen in the article, she… Read more »

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
5 days ago

A vote for ANY democrat is a vote against the second amendment.
A clear message needs to be sent to the country by electing republicans in all the races on your ballot.

GUNS r US
GUNS r US
5 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

You are correct! I will also vote “straight republican ballot”. The only problem, half of those are rhino’s!

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
5 days ago
Reply to  GUNS r US

Then don’t vote straight ticket. I live in South Carolina and will vote Republican, but not straight ticket. I will leave the vote for Lindsey Graham blank.

Xaun Loc
Xaun Loc
5 days ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

So, rather then support a RINO like Graham who we cannot count on to support our rights you would rather support Harrison who we can absolutely count on to attack our rights.

Oldvet
Oldvet
5 days ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

Are you sure you want the alternative?

Xaun Loc
Xaun Loc
5 days ago
Reply to  GUNS r US

The time to deal with RINOs is during the PRIMARY election, not in November. Anyone who considers themselves a “2A Supporter” who votes any other way or fails to vote is directly attacking the 2nd Amendment. In those critical states where the election will be close, one of the major dangers we face are the helpful idiots who will fall for the Jo Jorgensen campaign which is deliberately targeting likely Trump voters. Yes, she has strong views on 2A, but she has zero chance of getting even one electoral vote. All she can hope to do is to bleed off… Read more »

Oldvet
Oldvet
5 days ago
Reply to  Xaun Loc

Remember what Ross Perot did to bush second term.