Indiana 2nd Amendment supporters get a chance to end the career of one of the worst CINO (conservative in name only) Republicans in the Senate next month. Six-term incumbent Dick Lugar, 80 years old and the most senior Republican in the Senate, is facing a challenge in the May 8 primary by conservative Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.
During his 36 years in the Senate, Lugar has repeatedly voted to confirm anti-gun judges and cabinet members — often as one of only a couple of Republicans to do so. He voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court.
He was one of two Republicans (the other was George Voinovich of Ohio, now retired) to vote against the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act in 2009 and has announced his opposition to a similar bill currently awaiting Senate action.
Lugar’s other anti-gun votes include the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban (plus a subsequent vote to renew it for 10 years) and the Brady Law. Lugar also supports passage of the United Nations Small Arms Treaty, according to Gun Owners of America (GOA).
And really, all you need to know is that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, founder of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, held a fundraiser for Lugar at his home in December.
Hoosiers should vote for Mourdock, who has received the endorsement of both GOA and the National Rifle Association.