Miller can be counted on to keep gun rights

Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2004

In the last election, the NRA graded Lisa Murkowski a "D" on Second Amendment freedom and wrote that a "D" grade candidate was "an anti-gun candidate who has frequently voted for restrictive gun control legislation or made strong statements in opposition to Second Amendment rights, and regardless of public statements can definitely not be counted on in key votes."

Since being appointed to go to Washington, Murkowski has started voting pro-gun. I congratulate her on moving from a "D" grade on gun rights in 2002 to being endorsed by the NRA in 2004. I do not know the explanation regarding her new positions on gun rights, but I truly hope the new position is permanent.

On the other hand, I do not need to wonder about Mike Miller. There is no change; I will be disappointed by any disconnect between his positions during a campaign and his votes in office. He served for 18 years in the state legislature and consistently earned "A" grades from the NRA. Through thick and thin, Mike Miller defended our right to keep and bear arms.

I am voting for Mike Miller in large part because I believe Alaskans must send a dedicated and proven defender of our Second Amendment freedom to the U.S. Senate.

Tuckerman Babcock, Palmer



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