Nunnelee: Would You Vote For Nancy Pelosi and Her Views?
The Alan Nunnelee campaign sent out a blast email earlier today in the wake of yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling affirming gun rights for every American. In it, he doesn’t mention Travis Childers- his opponent in the fall- but takes aim squarely at the Speaker of the House and the Democratic leadership in the House.
His statement read (in part):
“Now more than ever we need a Speaker of the House that supports the right of gun ownership. Speaker Pelosi has an F rating from the NRA, and her choice for the Chair of the critical Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers, has an F rating as well. They set the agenda for Congress. Without changing Speakers, residents of the First District of Mississippi cannot be guaranteed pro-gun leadership in Washington…It is important to remember that Speaker Pelosi’s record of leadership does not respect the fundamental right of gun ownership- a right the Court upheld yesterday. If you were a member of Congress, would you vote for the Speaker and her views?”
Travis Childers’ statement. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling represents a landmark victory for Americans across the nation. A violation of gun ownership rights anywhere is a threat to gun ownership rights everywhere, and today’s decision is an important step towards protecting this constitutional freedom for all Americans. I’m proud to have introduced legislation to overturn a similar gun ban in our nation’s capital, and I will continue fighting to support and protect Americans’ Second Amendment rights.”
Steven Palazzo’s statement. “As an NRA Life Member and Co-Chairman of the Mississippi Sportsman’s Caucus, I support the US Supreme Court’s decision today to protect Americans’ right to own firearms. The Constitution was honored by the 5 Justices who voted to block this infringement of our rights. I am a proud Second Amendment support, and I join with all supporters today in praising this historic decision. Hopefully Mississippi will be able to pass a sales tax holiday for guns and ammunition so we can compete with the surrounding states. This died in the House this year even though I fought hard for it. We need to keep tax dollars and revenue in this state, especially right now.”