“After POLITICO contacted the committee on Tuesday afternoon, the Stevens County Republican Party removed mentions of the AR-15 and a plan to offer a Ruger 10-22 .22-caliber rifle as a door prize from the event’s website. The organization was still considering how to proceed with the auction, its chair said.
“Then, after the POLITICO report was published on Tuesday evening, the committee made a final decision to nix the AR-15.”
Tuesday? They didn’t think this was bad optics until YESTERDAY? Also, too: they are auctioning off another weapon.
“We want the public to understand that the plan to once again offer this popular item was made prior to the terrible incident in Parkland, Florida, and our initial public advertisement of this event began several days before the shooting. We grieve with the community and the nation. We stand by the 2nd Amendment, but we also recognize that in the current environment, publicizing a means to acquire a semi-automatic AR-15 has the potential to insert more separation into our political discourse. Therefore, we have decided we will not be including this firearm at our event; instead the winner of our final door prize will receive a gift certificate to a local business,” said Stevens County Republican Central Committee chair Lori Larsen in a statement to POLITICO.”
Let’s scratch the surface, shall we? Cathy McMorris-Rogers is the #3 Republican in the House, not just some average wingnut with a fetish for firearms. Her district in eastern Washington State includes the second-largest city in the state, Spokane (site of a World’s Fair), so not exactly Possum Hollar. About the only thing I can see that they might need to defend themselves from is Idaho, which admittedly is packed with white separatists, but at 86% white Spokane probably has more in common with them than with Seattle.
But I digress. The execrable Cathy McMorris-Rodgers on Gun Control includes the following acts and support of the NRA Agenda:
National cross-state standard for concealed carry.
McMorris signed H.R.197&S.845
Establishes a national standard for the carrying of concealed firearms (other than a machinegun or destructive device) by non-residents. Authorizes a person who has a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm in one state and who is not prohibited from carrying a firearm under federal law to carry a concealed firearm in another state.
Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe’s lifesaving message.
McMorris signed H.RES.1365
- RESOLUTION Commending the National Rifle Association for developing the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program and teaching 23,000,000 children its lifesaving message.
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases.
McMorris co-sponsored Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act
Congressional Summary:Amends the federal criminal code to:
- allow licensed firearms dealers to sell or deliver any firearm (currently, rifles or shotguns) to any state if the licensee meets with the purchaser and the transaction complies with the laws of the state in which the transfer is conducted and the purchaser’s state of residence; and
- eliminate the requirement that a licensee must conduct business at a gun show only in the state that is specified on the licensee’s license.
- Nothing in this Act shall prohibit the sale of a firearm or ammunition between licensed firearms dealers at any location in any state.
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC.
McMorris co-sponsored banning gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC.
We can go on and on (as you know), but do any of these bills sound like they are supporting freedom or that they are supporting the NRA’s bottom line?
So Cathy, is it $20, same as in Spokane?
(Hat tip: Scissorhead Purplehead — who suggests if you are represented by McMorris-Rogers, you might want to consider this in November for the 2018 Pie Fight, and support Lisa Brown.)