EPJ: Jesse Benton's Attempt to Co-Opt the Liberty Movement ContinuesSubmitted by Allegory on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 01:08
Jesse Benton is out with a new Mitch McConnell fund raising letter, attempting to put McConnell in the hardcore anti-gun control camp. This is total BS, Wikipedia details exactly where MConnell has been on gun control:
McConnell has supported several gun control measures put forth by Democrats, including the 1991 Crime Bill S.1241 (see U.S. Senate Roll Call Vote here) sponsored by then senator Joseph Biden, that instituted a national waiting period for handgun purchases as well as a federal ban on semi-automatic firearms. In 1998, McConnell voted for Barbara Boxer's Trigger Lock Amendment 3230 (see U.S. Senate Roll Call Vote here), which required the purchase of a trigger lock with the sale of each handgun.
McConnell and Benton are just being opportunists with this letter. Also note Jesse's mention of Rand Paul in the letter. It's an attempt to even further co-opt the liberty movement by implying that McConnell is part of it. Rand Paul appears ready to compromise on just about any issue, but for McConnell it's not about compromise, he is a statist, opportunist from the start.