UPDATE: UNDER FIRE FOR THEIR ATTACKS ON THE 2nd AMENDMENT THE FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL HAS ‘CORRECTED’ THEIR ATTACKS ON GOPROUD. SEE HERE
In Case You Missed It: The Family Research Council and Liberal Claire McCaskill - Gun-Grabbing Birds of a Feather
Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director, “The Family Research Council attacked GOProud for supporting concealed carry legislation using the same tortured logic that liberal U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill did when she cast the deciding vote against this important 2nd Amendment issue.”
(Washington, D.C.) - Today, GOProud, the only national organization of gay conservatives and their allies, responded to attacks from the anti-gay Family Research Council regarding GOProud’s support the concealed carry reciprocity legislation offered by U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD).
Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director:
“The big government crowd over at the Family Research Council is once again showing how little they care about core conservative values. The Family Research Council is using the same tortured logic that liberal U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) did when she cast the deciding vote against this important 2nd Amendment issue (see the attacks by FRC here and see McCaskill’s comments here).
“Concealed carry reciprocity legislation is one of the most important 2nd Amendment issues in the country today, and the fact that the Family Research Council would join with gun-grabbing liberals in opposing this legislation speaks volumes about their priorities. The ugly truth is that Tony Perkins and company would sacrifice American’s 2nd Amendment rights at the altar of anti-gay bigotry.
“Concealed carry reciprocity doesn’t have anything to do with gay marriage - it’s about ensuring the 2nd Amendment rights guaranteed to all citizens; and GOProud is committed to defending those rights whether the attacks come from the left or from the Family Research Council.”