Case in point. Do you think this ad recently mailed out by the Minnesota Republican Party is “too much” considering our current political climate?
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Excuse me, since when did promoting our gun rights during an important political election—where such issues have great significance—get squelched by an unfortunate incident half-way across the country carried out by a mentally deranged individual?
Like me, do you find it a bit strange how “toning down the political rhetoric” now seems to mean the only talk about gun rights should be how they need to come under more strict controls or greater restrictions?
As sportsmen, we cannot let our proud heritage of gun ownership and use be so blatantly disregarded because we might hurt someone’s feelings. This mailing was targeted (pun intended) to voters in a particular legislative district who happen to have a strong affinity toward gun ownership and the outdoors way of life. To avoid discussion on this critical gun rights topic, for any reason, only serves to minimize the overall importance of the issue—which, of course, is what the political left always strives to accomplish.
Minnesota Democratic Party, if you’re truly worried about how people feel about issues why don’t you consider this. Everything about this political ad speaks to our 2nd Amendment Constitutional rights and deserves to be considered in a public forum BEFORE AN ELECTION. To behave in ways to suppress this important discussion—no matter how you rationalize doing it—shows the DFL party cares even less about the Constitutional Amendment that precedes the 2nd.
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