Monday, May 12, 2014

Phil Gingrey and last year's gun control comments

Congressman Phil Gingrey is among those vying for the Republican nomination in the Georgia U.S. Senate race.

But do you recall how Phil Gingrey seemed eager to compromise on gun control last year?

From the Marietta Daily Journal, January 11, 2013:
“There are some problems, and maybe these huge magazines even for someone who says, ‘look, I just use an AR-15 for target practice,’ but do you really need to be standing there shooting at a silhouette a shot a second or even quicker with that kind of weapon? For what purpose?” Gingrey asked. “I would be willing to listen to the possibility of the capacity of a magazine.” 
Gingrey, who took the time to praise Adventure Outdoors owner Jay Wallace as the gold standard for running a responsible gun retail business, said he is also open to revisions of the so-called gun show loophole. 
“What it is basically, if you go to a gun show and there’s somebody out there in the parking lot, and they’re getting out of their car, and they’ve got an A-15 on their shoulder or …. John Q. Public wants to sell a handgun or whatever, then there’s no background check,” Gingrey said. “You know, you’re buying a used weapon from somebody and then basically no background check.”
Sorry Phil, seems to me you shot yourself in the foot trying to sound "reasonable" to the gun control crowd.   

Our continued right to keep and bear arms may hinge on who we send to Washington next year, and I want a candidate willing to stick to his guns when it comes to protecting it. 

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