A Mixed Bag…

…But not as bad as Clinton or Obama

He is really hard to get a fix on with gun rights.

John McCain and the Second Amendment: how does he stack up?

When we tackled the question, we have to confess, we didn’t know. We assumed that McCain’s record on Second Amendment issues would be the same as the rest of his record: more conservative than most Democrats, but not an advocate for the gun owner.

And at the conclusion of reading McCain and gun control articles by various Second Amendment groups and gun owners’ rights websites, that’s the evaluation that remains.

After reviewing all the information on John McCain and his record on Second Amendment issues, we have to agree with gun rights website, Front Sight’s, appraisal.

“He is really hard to get a fix on with gun rights.”

Some groups hold McCain’s feet to the fire whenever he teams up with Democrats on any gun control legislation.

That’s fair.

Government never takes away rights in one fell swoop: it is almost always incrementally, over a period of time that citizens lose their rights.

And government, especially the U.S. federal government, is especially jealous of the power it gets. Once it gets power, it almost never ever (the 21st Amendment being the only exception we can think of) gives it back.

A quick survey of what’s been said of the Republican front-runner on gun rights from around the web.

The Buckeye Firearms Association:

As if there wasn’t already plenty of evidence that Senator John McCain is the wrong choice for pro-gun Republicans in the Presidential primary, the Columbus Dispatch has added one more item to the list:

The specter of Mike DeWine as U.S. Attorney General.

What do other gun owners groups and websites have to say about McCain’s record?

Read rest of the story:
John McCain and the Second Amendment: Where does he Stand?


John McCain and the Second Amendment: Where does he Stand?

Mondoreb blogs at Death By 1000 Papercuts. Interested readers can e-mail him at
mondoreb@gmail.com. All DBKP stories are filed under Mondoreb at BNN.

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