It may seem like anyone who is paying attention at all right now should have their minds made up about how they are planning to vote in the state and national elections a little over a month away. However, many of the races on November’s ballot have been largely ignored by voters, and that’s where we need gun owners to make the difference.
If you are among the hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians with a concealed carry license, the race for Attorney General should be on your radar. The position holds enormous sway over the reciprocity agreements with other states, and a dedicated anti-gun Attorney General could make it much, much more expensive to carry a firearm by tampering with the agreements already in place.
One candidate is threatening to make gun ownership tougher for Pennsylvania’s law abiding citizens. Kathleen Kane made comments in February that she would like to add more bureaucratic hassle to the process of owning a firearm for no reason that to slow the rate of gun ownership here in the Keystone State.
During a debate at the Pa. Progressive Summit in February, both Murphy and opponent Kathleen Kane expressed support for tighter gun control measures.
â€œIâ€™m a gun owner, but nowhere in the constitution is there the right to own a AK-47,â€ Murphy said.
Kane, a former prosecutor from Lackawanna County, agreed.
â€œWe need to ensure and slow up the permitting of guns,â€ she said.
In addition, Kane pledged that she would use the office of Attorney General to defend any towns and cities that might pass gun control ordinances that are in violation of state legislative and constitutional protections.
In fact, Kane’s views on the Second Amendment are so extreme, she complained about her Democratic opponent in the primary supporting an end to the total Washington, DC handgun ban that was found to be unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court earlier this year. It could be a dangerous time for gun owners if someone who views even the most basic protection on owning a firearm in your own home is given the full power of the Attorney General’s office. We already know that gun control activists were subtly backing her campaign by targeting her primary opponent with far-left voters, and they have told the press that ending concealed carry reciprocity is at the top of their agenda if Kathleen Kane takes the office.
Last week, NRA endorsed David Freed in the race, noting:
â€œDavid Freed is committed to protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms guaranteed to all Americans,â€ said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. â€œHe has earned an â€œAQâ€ rating from the NRA-PVF, and we proudly endorse him for election as Pennsylvaniaâ€™s Attorney General.â€
As Cumberland Countyâ€™s District Attorney, Freed has consistently supported the right to self-defense. He has a proven record of standing up for law enforcement and private citizens who have been forced to use deadly force to defend themselves.
In a late September poll, the anti-gun Kane was leading Freed by five points among those who have made up their minds about the race. However, nearly 40 percent of voters aren’t leaning one way or another in this race! That’s huge!
Spare a few minutes the next few weeks to let your friends and family know that David Freed is your candidate. Post a sign for Freed up at your local gun club. Help NRA make calls to other gun owners to let them know just how their rights are being threatened by Kathleen Kane’s anti-gun plans should she win this November. Gun owners need to stand up and move those 40 percent of undecided voters in this race to David Freed!