On/around February 5, voters in Kentucky started receiving fancy letters from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul.
Unremarkable, right? Yeah. Until you read the letter and find out he’s going balls-to-the-wall for the militia-paranoia crowd.
Get a load (pun intended) of a few excerpts:
How many politicians profess to support gun rights and then vote for things like the Brady bill?
How many politicians claim support for the Second Amendment and then vote against those same rights?
How many politicians come to your gun club meetings, but then disappear when it comes to a real, substantive agenda to keep and restore your rights?
Paul goes on to detail that he’s a gun owner and a member of Gun Owners of America.
Oh, what’s that? You’re alarmed that Paul wants to repeal the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act? The piece of legislation that requires background checks for gun purchasers? Well, I’ll be.
How many supposedly pro-gun politicians supported the McCain-Feingold Act which makes it illegal for gun rights groups to buy advertising criticizing a federal legislator for voting for gun control?
Apparently, these fair-weather friends don’t believe the First Amendment applies to paid political speech.
Yup. He’s working to make Greater Wingnuttia believe campaign finance reform is all about TAKIN YER GUNS!
But you’re still not convinced Rand Paul loves working folks over into a paranoid froth?
How many supposed pro-gun politicians voted for the Patriot Act, which gives the government the right to search your home without a warrant, when you’re not home, leave listening devices, and use any and all information to prosecute you on any charge, regardless of their original reason for the search?
Yup. Scaring the dickens out of people with Big Brother.
Things he says he’d like to support if he gets to go to Washington:
- H.R. 1096, which includes provisions repealing the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act and the Federal Firearms License Reform Act of 1993, two invasive and unconstitutional bills.
- H.R. 1897, which would end the ban on carrying a firearm in the National Park System, restoring Americans’ ability to protect themselves in potentially hazardous situations.
- H.R. 3305, which would allow pilots and specially assigned law enforcement personnel to carry firearms in order to protect airline passengers, possibly preventing future 9/11-style attacks.
- H.R. 1146, which would end our membership in the United Nations, protecting us from their attempts to tax our guns or disarm us entirely.
Yup. Now the United Nations is trying to take your guns. FEAR!
He goes on to passive-aggressively attack Trey Grayson – or, I assume he does, as he has more than one opponent:
You can help me defeat my opponent, a career politician who will carry water for the Party but can’t be counted upon if the Party decides to go along with gun control
And he closes his fancy letter with a cutesy beg for money.
You’ll want to read it all for yourself:
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And let us know what you think in the comments. That is, if the UN and Big Brother don’t get to you first.