Silence of the Lamb on gun rights

March 29, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the silence of U.S. Rep.-elect Conor Lamb (D-Pa.) in denouncing former Justice John Paul Stevens’ call to repeal the Second Amendment either on his campaign website or Twitter:

“Why hasn’t Conor Lamb denounced John Paul Stevens’ call to repeal the Second Amendment and ban semi-automatic firearms? The silence of the Lamb is deafening. Conor Lamb ran as someone who would protect Second Amendment freedoms. Yet, before he’s even taken office, Lamb is hiding in a foxhole while the Second Amendment is under assault. Being a member of Congress requires courage, not just platitudes designed to trick voters into electing you. If Conor Lamb is truly a different kind of Democrat, now is the time to prove it by strongly and forcefully defending the Second Amendment’s individual right to keep and bear arms.

“Since Lamb’s election, the argument about individual gun rights has taken center stage nationally. It is a shame that the newly elected Democrat Congressman in Pennsylvania has chosen to be missing in action from that debate. Perhaps he is afraid that if his true feelings were known, his next election would effectively be leading a lamb to political slaughter.”

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