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Charles C.W. Cooke is asking why the GOP isn’t focusing on gun rights during the midterm elections? Oh, I don’t know. Queue up the reasons. They have no spine – they are owned and operated by the chamber of commerce and large corporations like Monsanto and Archer-Daniels-Midland – awful people like Karl Rove are too powerful – the establishment is really Northern elitist progressives who want to be in power more than they want rights for Americans. Pick your poison. It makes no difference to me where you land.
Here is a recent page from American Rifleman on Thom Tillis from my state of North Carolina.
“Opposes universal background checks.” Sounds good. To me this is the most significant risk we face. There are other good things on the list, like opposing the horrible recent supreme court justices. He also assisted in passing more favorable gun laws in North Carolina. For that I thank him.
But note that this advertisement is in American Rifleman, not the Charlotte Observer or the Raleigh News & Observer. And don’t be so quick to judge. Here is Thom Tillis on the recent carry law and how it affects state fairs.
Asked about the recent controversy over bringing guns to the State Fair, U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis on Tuesday said he would defer to Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.
Troxler has said he wouldn’t allow concealed weapons permit-holders to bring firearms to the fair, despite a recent state law that allows them in public places that charge admission. A gun-rights group sued to force the State Fair to drop its decades-old prohibition of guns there.
But a Superior Court judge refused to bar the state from banning guns at the fair. The judge said the law was unclear, and he couldn’t determine what the legislature intended.
“It’s a good, wholesome environment,” Tillis told reporters following his appearance on a TV news program in Raleigh. “We have people like Commissioner Troxler and others who just want to make sure families who are going there, having a great time, showcasing our agricultural industries, feel safe and secure there.”
Thom Tillis is for gun rights when it’s convenient. Otherwise, he’s just after as many swing voters as he thinks he can get. I guess Tillis sees guns as contrary to a “good, wholesome environment.” Unfortunately, Kay Hagan is even worse. Why must the GOP give us men who are only just a little better than the alternative?