Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain Names Palin as VP Nominee

Okay, I really didn’t expect McCain to go this direction, but it’s certainly an interesting choice. McCain has tapped Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his nominee for Vice President. The Democrats are already decrying her “lack of experience” (pot, kettle, pot, kettle), but where does she really stand? A decent summary of where she stands across the board can be found at On the Issues , but for this blog, I’ll only be concerned where she stands on the 2nd Amendment.

Unfortunately her On the Issues page on Gun Control merely says:

“I am a lifetime member of the NRA, I support our Constitutional right to bear arms and am a proponent of gun safety programs for Alaska's youth.”

Source: Campaign website,, "Issues" Nov 7, 2006

That’s not a heck of a lot to go on, but it certainly is a promising start!

Several sources report that Palin is a hunter, but unfortunately there are many hunters who don’t truly seem to support or understand the Second Amendment. Many of these individuals make the mistake that Jim Zumbo made last year and assume that its “okay” to support bans on handguns or so-called “assault rifles” as long as it doesn’t effect “hunting.” Hopefully Palin doesn’t not fall into this group (although Jim Zumbo doesn’t really fall into this group anymore)!

I’m sure Pain’s record and views will be put under a microscope over the next few weeks. She does bring some energy to the McCain campaign, and it will be interesting to see how the race shapes up over the next few weeks.

Until next time!

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