Senator Ayotte Chooses Wisely

Kelly Ayotte

New Hampshire's better Senator has decided, after careful consideration, to oppose the Toomey-Manchin "background check" amendment to the "gun control" legislation under consideration, as Pun Salad suggested yesterday. Her bottom line:

I believe that restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners will not prevent a deranged individual or criminal from obtaining and misusing firearms to commit violence. While steps must be taken to improve the existing background check system, I will not support the Manchin-Toomey legislation, which I believe would place unnecessary burdens on law-abiding gun owners and allow for potential overreach by the federal government into private gun sales.

She also voted for cloture on the legislation, as Pun Salad advocated last week.

I won't say my well-reasoned and respectful communications on her website helped to sway her vote, but … well, I'm allowed to imagine they did, right?

Next up: the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill. I'm leaning toward "No", Senator.

Last Modified 2013-06-19 10:10 AM EDT