Tomorrow’s home state primary is do-or-die for Governor John Kasich. He’s let it be known that if he doesn’t beat Donald Trump, his presidential odyssey will be over. While probably the least controversial and most centrist of the four remaining candidates on the GOP side, the Gov’s taken heat for his annoying debate performances, the frequency with which he reminds us that his father was a mail man, not to mention his tonsorial presentation. But he hasn’t seemed to have received much criticism about his support for Bill Clinton’s 1994 “assault weapons” ban . . .
Kasich, naturally enough, wants to assure voters that he has sufficient respect for Americans’ gun rights. In addition to noting that he’s a gun owner, the candidate lists a few pro-2A positions on his website, including,
Removing Burdensome Restrictions for Law-Abiding Concealed Carry Licensees: John Kasich enacted legislation protecting Ohio’s concealed carry laws, including protecting the privacy of permit holders and allowing for reciprocity licenses with other states where permit holders can carry their firearms.
Opposing Barack Obama’s Gun Control Efforts: John Kasich opposes President Obama’s gun control executive orders. The Second Amendment is too important and Obama’s hostility to it is too well known for him to be allowed to go around Congress and undermine the Second Amendment. His efforts to expand the federal government’s interference with Americans’ Right to Keep and Bear Arms are wrong and the governor opposes them.
If you assume a politician’s lying any time you notice his/her lips moving, you won’t go far wrong. And maybe the Governor’s developed new respect for all the entire Bill of Rights over the years. That vote was over 20 years ago. Maybe a leopard can rearrange his spots. Anything’s possible. Right?