BONEY: Cochran voted for gun ban, McDaniel has my vote.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 31st, 2014 at 5:54 am

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Filed Under: Second Amendment, Uncategorized

BY: Daniel Boney

Owner: Dirt Road Firearms, B&N Holsters

Are we to believe that Senator Thad Cochran has reformed himself into a protector of the Second Amendment? Apparently he hopes so as he has recently signed on to federal legislation that would allow reciprocity across the country for concealed carry permits.

I have serious problems with the federal government creating any laws with respect to the Second Amendment. Often times the loopholes aren’t fully understood until we see backdoor attempts years later to further restrict our rights.

It is especially troubling to me that Senator Cochran has signed on. After all, it is Senator Cochran who voted for a gun ban in 1991 promoted by his good friend Joe Biden. And it was Senator Cochran who voted in 2004 to require all firearms sold to have a safety lock approved by DC bureaucrats.

Signing on to this federal concealed carry bill is a political move by Senator Cochran to make Mississippians think he has changed his stripes, especially in light of the fact that he is being challenged by state Senator Chris McDaniel. Chris has proven time and again that he is serious about protecting the Second Amendment. He has introduced legislation to protect shooting sports and to make Mississippi guns exempt from federal regulations.

Senator Cochran, those of us who care about the Second Amendment aren’t so easily fooled by your new found conservatism. One vote for gun control is enough to let me know all I need to know.

I’m voting for the Second Amendment, which is why I’m voting for McDaniel.