WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed April 3, 2013
Rand Paul Doubles Down on Gun Control Fight
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is lending his name to a conservative gun rights group that's targeting fellow Republicans.
The group, the National Association for Gun Rights, is running ads against two Congressmen in Virginia, including House Minority leader Eric Cantor, saying they gave in too easily to President Obama's gun control measures. They also say the National Rifle Association is too willing to compromise on gun rights.
Politico reports the group has blitzed the districts of Cantor and Republican Representative Scott Rigell with $50,000 worth of TV and radio ads accusing them of helping Obama pass gun control legislation.
Paul's email pitches for the group don't mention the Congressmen by name, but Rigell called the Senator and wrote him a letter asking him to disassociate himself from the group. Paul's chief of staff Doug Stafford wrote him back saying nothing would be done.