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Letter to the Editor: Vote for Candidates Who Will Protect Gun Ownership

In the midterm elections, the stakes for Pennsylvania’s firearms owners couldn’t be higher. Across the nation, gun-hating socialists are on the ballot. Left-wing politicians are urging gun confiscation.

Congressman Lou Barletta is running against anti-gun incumbent Sen. Bob Casey. During his career in the U.S. Senate, Casey voted to ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms. He supports further restrictions on lawful firearms transfers. He voted for anti-gun Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan and against Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

In contrast, Barletta voted for national reciprocity legislation. He voted to end President Barack Obama’s antigun Operation Choke Point. Barletta is a true friend of the sportsmen of this state.

With Congressman Lloyd Smucker and Jess King, it is the same story. Smucker is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, while his opponent, King, has called for banning semi-automatic firearms. She wants to expand background checks, which only affects the law-abiding and not the criminal. Her stances also show she believes Pennsylvanians cannot be trusted to take their firearms across state lines. No matter what she might say, she is no friend of the Second Amendment.

Then, in the race for governor, it is the same with Scott Wagner and Gov. Tom Wolf. When it comes to the Second Amendment, Wolf has a horrible record. On the other hand, Wagner will protect our gun rights.

Sportsmen have a clear choice in these races.

FRANK GROFF

Mount Joy Township

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