I've been researching some interesting gunowner facts on Walt's campaign and wanted to present them for review and for clarification.
I'm wrestling with how they reflect the "Idaho way" on the issue of 2nd Amendment rights. I'd love to hear your thoughts, especially if you are in support of his campaign.
Back in 1996, Walt was asked by Project Vote Smart which principles he supports when it comes to gun ownership. One of the principles he could have picked – and chose not to -- is to repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms. (That is the definition of the DC gun ban.) Has Walt has changed? Not sure, but it remains unclear and too fuzzy for me right now.
- Walt seems to be basically indicating that he’s ok with the DC gun ban and bans like them. That runs counter to Walt's very public and somewhat admirable statement this past June that “it’s about damn time” that the Supreme Court rejected the gun ban.
Additionally, Walt supported the Brady Bill, saying it was “a good idea.”
So what's an Idaho gunowner to think?