- Created: Friday, 17 September 2010
- Written by Craig Fields
-- Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund Alert
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Pro-gun Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is not afraid to stand up to the Washington Republican establishment, and now he's being attacked for that reason.
On Tuesday, Sen. DeMint split with the leadership of his party and endorsed Christine O'Donnell in the Delaware Republican Senate primary. O'Donnell, who is also supported by GOA, was taking on the most notoriously anti-gun Republican member of the House of Representatives, Mike Castle.
In nearly two decades in the House, Castle voted for, and even sponsored, legislation to ban guns, close down gun shows, register gun owners, and much more. And when the egregious Clinton ban on semi-automatic firearms was set to expire in 2004, Castle wrote a letter to the Republican Speaker of the House urging him to extend the gun ban.
It is because Christine O’Donnell respects the Constitution and the right to keep and bear arms that Sen. DeMint (A+ rated by GOA) got involved in the race. But now, the know-nothing elites in the Party apparatus are claiming DeMint is diminishing Republican chances to win the Senate.
That's an odd accusation, seeing that their prized candidate couldn't make it out of a primary even though he had been in office for decades and had the support of major Republican figures from coast to coast.
But even more to the point, if Party leaders were able to fill the Senate with the likes of Mike Castle, the Second Amendment would be in greater danger -- politicians like Chuck Schumer are eager to make banning guns a "bi-partisan" issue and would welcome Castle with open arms.
It is no surprise, then, that Sen. DeMint said that "I've been in the majority with Republicans who didn't have principles, and we embarrassed ourselves and lost credibility in front of the country. Frankly, I'm at a point where I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause."
GOA salutes Sen. DeMint for standing up to the RINOs (Republican in Name Only) in Washington. Please take a minute to thank Sen. DeMint by going to www.jimdemint.com/contact-me/ and dropping him a note
And also, if you are able, please visit Christine O'Donnell on the web at www.christineodonnell.com to make a contribution. She is under attack on all sides, and is relying on gun owners and all those who care about the Constitution and limited government to rally in her support.