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SCGOP’s Katon Dawson: Anti-gun Obama a bitter pill for voters to swallow

June 27, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson today issued the following statement:

“Today’s landmark Supreme Court ruling that overturns the District of Columbia’s gun ban is a reminder of how high the stakes are in this year’s presidential election.  Our presidential nominee John McCain is a strong defender of Second Amendment rights.  But more than that, we know John McCain will appoint strict constructionist judges like those who declared today that law-abiding Americans have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

“Barack Obama has fought for strict gun control for years.  He voted against President Bush’s Supreme Court nominees who were part of today’s razor-thin majority in striking down D.C.’s unconstitutional gun ban.  As president he would not only have liberal anti-gun allies rubber stamping his legislation on Capitol Hill, he would also have the power to appoint activist anti-gun judges who would expand the role of the courts and impose their personal political will on democratically-elected legislative bodies.

“Barack Obama’s opposition to gun rights will be a bitter pill to swallow for South Carolina voters.”

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