Army vet, Senate hopeful heads down to range to show 2nd Amendment support

Army vet, Senate hopeful heads down to range to show 2nd Amendment support

A Senate hopeful from Virginia went down to the range Sunday to hammer home his support for gun rights as Election Day approaches. “If you want to protect your Second Amendment rights, now is the time to do it,” Virginia Republican Daniel Gade said in a get-out-the-vote video. Gade is running an underdog campaign against a well-known, better-funded Democratic incumbent, Sen. Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. VIRGINIA SENATE DEBATE SEES WARNER, GADE CLASH ON TRUMP, RACE, HEALTH CARE “Unlike Mark Warner, I actually know how to use a gun,” Gade, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who lost his leg to an IED in Iraq, said in the video. He then turns down range and fires into a target. Warner, a former governor and telecommunications executive, described himself as a gun owner and Second Amendment supporter. He voted against a 2013 bill seeking to ban assault-style weapons, but he publicly endorsed a similar ban in a Washington Post op-ed two years ago. “Some may worry that the technical challenges of defining an assault weapon may result in a law that’s either toothless or overly restrictive of gun rights,” he wrote. “Frankly, I share those concerns, but it’s time to stop talking about the problem and do something about it.” This Oct. 13 photo shows Democratic challenger Daniel Gade, preparing for a debate with U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) GOP SENATE CANDIDATE, A WOUNDED VET, BLASTS DEM CLAIM HE’D END […]

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