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Dem candidate dials up the drama; burns rifle, slams ‘Trump’s loyal soldiers’ in campaign ad

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Democrats clearly believe that running against the Second Amendment is a winning campaign issue.

Nowhere is that more apparent than in Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district, where Democrat George Scott is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Perry.

Scott, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who is also a pastor, released a video ad of himself taking apart a Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 rifle and tossed the pieces into a fire.

As he does this, Scott berates “Donald Trump’s loyal soldiers,” naming his opponent among those who “exploit guns and God to score political points.”

The candidate, who faces several Democrat opponents in the primary, goes on to secure the fact that he’s a Democrat, throwing out talking points about “gun safety” as he advocates for mandatory background checks and calls for a ban on “assault rifles meant for war.”

…which is all the more offensive, given that as a military vet, Scott knows the term is being misapplied.

There’s no misunderstanding where his Republican opponent stands on the right to bear arms, with Perry having introduced the “Second Amendment Defense Act” last year in an effort to “stop future assaults on the Second Amendment by the Executive branch.”

A second bill would push back on Obama administration effort to reclassify certain types of ammunition.

“The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms,” the lawmaker said at the time. “[A] fundamental, constitutional right we need to defend against anyone or any administration seeking to limit that right.”

 

 

Tom Tillison

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