Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
We can never be certain which iteration of Sen. John McCain will appear on any given day, but the sycophant McMedia's favorite "maverick" from back in 2000 supported closing the private seller gun show loophole. Maybe with some regressive memory therapy, that John McCain could reappear again. Greg Sargent writes, Flashback: John McCain’s pro-gun control past:
One of the key GOP Senators that Dems are quietly trying to win the support of on expanded background checks is John McCain.
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McCain previously supported closing the private seller loophole — so much so that he actually cut ads in support of the idea, claiming: “With rights come responsibilities.”
The ad shows that this is a position that even conservative Republicans should theoretically have no ideological difficulties embracing.
In the October 2000 ad, McCain — a reliable ally of the NRA and decorated war veteran who had gained national prominence with his failed insurgent presidential candidacy that year — suggested closing the private seller loophole would significantly reduce gun violence.