Mayors Against Illegal Guns Target Kay Hagan

Independent mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg announced a group that he co-chairs will spend $12 million in a gun control ad campaign that will begin next week.   Mayors Against Illegal Guns is targeting vulnerable US Senators in advance of a likely floor vote in April.  The group is focusing on states where it believes it can have the most impact on the upcoming vote.   US Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), is among a group of 15 targeted  by the campaign.

The Mayors group has a three point legislative platform:

  1. Require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America
  2. Ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines
  3. Make gun trafficking a federal crime, with real penalties for “straw purchasers”

In a radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon in February, Senator Hagan said she was “looking at all of the proposals” on gun control.  She was non-committal on  policy options that Fitzsimon asked her about and she stressed the need to protect 2nd Amendment rights and use common sense.  Hagan ended by saying the focus had to be on policy that could “realistically become law.”

The ad campaign will rightfully pressure Senator Hagan to clarify her stated position on her website:

“Obtaining a lifetime hunting license is a Hagan family tradition, and her husband is qualified to teach hunter safety. Not only is responsible gun ownership a part of the fabric of North Carolina, but it is also a fundamental constitutional right. Senator Hagan is a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights, and will fight to ensure law-abiding citizens are not restricted in their right to bear arms.”

Her constituents deserve to know her position on criminal background checks and assault weapons and magazines, now, not when the vote comes to the US Senate floor.

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Doug

    March 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

    we can only hope she gets as low of an opinion from the libs as we on the right side have. Then we could get someone with some sense in that seat.

  2. david esmay

    March 25, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Checked your numbers lately Doug/Frank? GOP polling lower than STD’s.

  3. Doug

    March 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    which is slightly above the donkey party. I guess you forgot who took control of the state a few months ago, and it will only get better as the GOP reforms yield postitive results.

  4. Doug

    March 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    dave,
    Once again, your opinion does not match with fact. Looks like the gov and legislature are increasing their favorable ratings.

    http://www.nccivitas.org/2013/mccrory-approval-shifts/

  5. Bill

    March 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Since we are infringing on Constitutional Amendments, I suggest legislation to infringe upon the 19th to stating “only females between the ages of 70 and 71 are permitted to vote”.

    There is a process to alter the Constitution, it is called “amending”, NOT legislating changes thereto.

    Of course I do not support altering the 19th through legislative action, any more than I support the same process for the 2nd.

  6. Bill

    March 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    “Senator Hagan is a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights”.

    I think that states her position.

    Lisa, what part of “shall not be infringed” do YOU not understand?

  7. sherri

    March 25, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Amen, David. The GOP lost and they are sinking further and further in the hole with every major decision that hey publically announce. I am so ashamed of Hagan and her uninformed response to the gun control proposal but in the end her opinion won’t matter much anyway. I will do everything that I can to make sure she is not re-elected.

  8. Doug

    March 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

    sherri,
    Not sure what alternate reality you are living in, but the gov and legislature are increasing their popularity as they pass things that are in line with the mainstream NC views. It would be interesting to see your documentation of the “hole” they are in.