Senator Claire McCaskill’s rating (2006) from the National Rifle Association [NRA]:
MO – Claire McCaskill, “F” Rated By The NRA
And from the NRA in 2012:
…Claire McCaskill, has earned an “F” rating from the NRA-PVF for opposing our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Claire McCaskill refused to join the historic District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, making it clear that she does not believe the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and she voted to confirm anti-Second Amendment Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. McCaskill voted against the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity amendment, and opposed an amendment to allow concealed carry permit holders to carry and transport firearms for self-defense in national parks and wildlife refuges….
The NRA endorsed Todd Akin (r). That’s all you need to know.
And the Gun Owners of America [GOA] weren’t exactly enamored with Claire in 2012:
….Consider a recent letter from Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri to a GOA activist who is a constituent in her state. Asked whether she would support this pro-gun legislation to allow gun owners to carry their guns across the country, McCaskill said:
“I strongly support legal and safe gun ownership by law-abiding citizens and have consistently voted to uphold this constitutional right. For example, in the 111th Congress, I voted to … require the National Park Service to honor state gun laws when gun owners enter National Parks in their states.”
Did this Senator — who is F-rated by GOA — really vote to repeal the National Parks gun ban? Hardly. You see, this is where McCaskill pulls a “John Kerry,” essentially saying: “I supported gun rights before I opposed them.”
When the repeal of this gun ban came before her, McCaskill opposed it — voting against a stand-alone amendment to repeal the National Parks gun ban which was added to a credit card “reform” bill. (Senate Roll Call #188, May 12, 2009.)
Later on, she supported the underlying credit card bill so, presumably, Sen. McCaskill must think this allows her to say she helped repeal the National Parks gun ban — even though she voted against it when it was a stand-alone amendment.
In other words, she supported the National Parks gun ban before she “opposed” it….
No need for further study, Claire, you’ve got the correct grade.
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One day (December 14, 2012)
This is America – December 14, 2012 (December 14, 2012)
President Obama: statement on the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut (December 14, 2012)
SB 75: bad timing (December 17, 2012)
Offered without further comment (December 17, 2012)