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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Anti-gun RINO for U.S. Senate!

U.S. Representative Mike Castle (RINO-DE) wants to move up to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Vice President Joe "I am the guy who originally wrote the assault weapons ban" Biden.

One would think that just about anyone would be an improvement over Biden. In Delaware, unfortunately, that's clearly not the case.

Castle is a big fan of legislation to close the mythical "gun show loophole," and in fact regularly sponsors such legislation, including this year's H.R. 2324.

That's not all

* Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
* Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
* Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
* Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
I don't have much faith in high grades given by the NRA, but I've never accused them of giving an "F" unfairly.

I would argue that a win for Castle would be more damaging than the election of another anti-gun Democrat. At this point, the Republican Party can at least keep a straight face when claiming to support gun rights. The more Republicans who get away with betraying that part of the platform, the less important that part will become.