Sen. Mike DeWine last week became the first Senate candidate of 2006 to win an endorsement from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a top gun violence prevention group.
DeWine, a Republican, was a vocal opponent of a bill that Congress passed last year to shield gun dealers and manufacturers from lawsuits brought by gun crime victims or their families. He also supported background a ban on semiautomatic weapons.
While these positions have consistently upset conservatives --- and earned the Cedarville lawmaker an "F" from the National Riffle Association -- it's garnered praise from groups like this one.
Sarah Brady, honorary chairwoman of the campaign, said while some pander to special interests, DeWine "consistently and reliably does the right thing for his country and for the people of Ohio."
DeWine spokesman Brian Seitchik said, "The senator is a firm believer in the Second Amendment, but makes a determination on the merits of each issue."
The Constitution is not a "special interest!"
A "firm" believer in the Second Amendment does NOT pick and choose when he will defend the constitutional protections guaranteed to the citizens of America.
And I'm supposed to vote for this guy? It seems that no matter who wins, Ohioans and lovers of freedom lose.