We’re more than a little late with this story of a gun rights turncoat, but I reckon it’s worth highlighting the fact that the Democratic Party has turned its back on firearms freedom. A couple of weeks ago, Empire State Democratic Congressman Rep. Brian Higgins (above) posted the following on his Facebook feed:
I have always believed in the necessity of a responsible balance between Second Amendment rights and the critical role of the government to protect Americans. As we’ve witnessed the growth of unconscionable gun violence in our elementary schools, clubs, on our streets and even at a concert event, we know that lives are at stake with each day that passes.
The fact is that the federal government is not doing nearly enough, and accordingly I have intensified my efforts related to common sense gun reform. While I cannot change the past, I can demonstrate to you – through my actions – that I am listening and fighting.
For over five years, I have refused to accept contributions from the NRA, and while I have not chosen to return previous donations, I have instead chosen to donate those funds to local and national organizations fighting for common sense gun safety policies. Moreover, the attached information provides, in greater detail, examples of actions I have taken over the past several years, to address gun safety.