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Mike Espy on Gun Control

 

 


Won the National Rifle Association's "silver rifle" award

Espy, who once won the National Rifle Association's "silver rifle" award and endorsed the re-election of Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour in 2007, has a record as agriculture secretary and as a moderate who sometimes bucked his party when he served in the House of Representatives.

"In my platform I'm saying 'I'm a Democrat yes, but I'm not only a Democrat,'" he said. "I place the state ahead of the party...everything that comes down is not something that I'm necessarily going to vote for lock, stock and barrel with my party."

Being a candidate in "the sensible middle" helps create a plausible, but undeniably challenging, path to the runoff and to Capitol Hill, Espy said.

Source: McClatchyDC.com on 2018 MS Senate special election , Sep 12, 2018

Won the National Rifle Association's "silver rifle" award

Espy, who once won the National Rifle Association's "silver rifle" award and endorsed the re-election of Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour in 2007, has a record as agriculture secretary and as a moderate who sometimes bucked his party when he served in the House of Representatives.

"In my platform I'm saying `I'm a Democrat yes, but I'm not only a Democrat,'" he said. "I place the state ahead of the party...everything that comes down is not something that I'm necessarily going to vote for lock, stock and barrel with my party."

Being a candidate in "the sensible middle" helps create a plausible, but undeniably challenging, path to the runoff and to Capitol Hill, Espy said.

Source: McClatchyDC.com on 2018 MS Senate Special Election , Sep 12, 2018

Appeared in advertisement in support of NRA

I have just read about Rep. Espy being the first federal lawmaker to appear in a NRA ad and I find it appalling. The NRA has opposed every possible legal control over the sale and use of guns and ammunition. The organization's displeasure with any restriction, no matter how prudent or innocuous, is damaging, because it will ultimately result in greater restrictions. The NRA's position has even alienated sportsmen, policemen and individuals who formerly thought the NRA had something to offer.
Source: Washington Post OpEd on 2018 MS Senate Special Election , Feb 10, 1989

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