Mike Gibbons signs Ohio Gun Owners survey committing to abolish ATF, oppose red flag laws

Mike Gibbons signs Ohio Gun Owners survey committing to abolish ATF, oppose red flag laws

Mike Gibbons signing the Ohio Gun Owners survey alongside Chris Dorr in Lancaster. In Lancaster Thursday, GOP Senate candidate Mike Gibbons signed the Ohio Gun Owners survey. The survey asks candidates seeking office whether they would oppose legislation like universal background checks and red flag laws. “There’s been a push by some moderate Republicans to pass red flag gun confiscation laws,” Ohio Gun Owners executive director Chris Dorr said. “Rob Portman was a vocal proponent of that. I mean the danger is that you have Republicans pushing this stuff.” Standing before a banner reading “compromise is just another word for SURRENDER,” and in front of cellphone broadcasting his signature on Facebook, Gibbons cut in. “We have a fundamental right in this country to due process,” Gibbons said. By signing Gibbons also committed to opposing a ban on assault weapons or high-capacity magazines, as well as supporting national stand your ground legislation and abolishing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Dorr’s organization takes a maximalist position on gun rights, and they regularly lobby for legislation in the Ohio Statehouse. The organization even wrote the legislative testimony two lawmakers used to introduce their permitless carry bill last year. Gibbons may not dive as far into the weeds on the campaign trail, but his position on gun rights is no less strident. “I don’t think guns in the Second Amendment is about hunting or about self-defense even,” he told a crowd in Bellefontaine last month. “It’s our firewall against tyranny.” […]

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