Keeling write a second post trying to explain why the NRA endorsement doesn’t matter by pointing out a RedState post by Erick Erickson that says the NRA isn’t political significant anyone … because it endorsed Strickland.
The problem for Kasich is that despite apologizing for one of his 1994 votes to ban assault weapons, he’s only said he regrets it because it didn’t work (i.e. make people safer.) If Kasich truly was a gun rights supporter he’d realize that, to them, the issue isn’t the effectiveness of gun control to reduce crime, it’s the infringement on their individual constitutional rights. Therefore, most gun rights advocates could care less whether gun control effectively reduces crime or not. The paramount issue is what does it do to infringe the rights of law-abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms.
Kasich (and Keeling) still don’t get it.