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Hagan to lead sportsmen caucus as gun control issue heats up

With gun enthusiasts leaning on Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan to take a more definitive position on gun control, Hagan announced Tuesday that she has been named co-chair of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus.

Hagan will co-chair the committee with Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota. Hagan had previously been vice chair of the group that has 300 members.

“North Carolina is among the best places to hunt and fish in the country and I'm honored to continue to protect our rich outdoor heritage as co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus,'' Hagan said in a statement.

“I grew up in a family of lifelong hunters, and some of my favorite activities are hiking and fishing with my family across our state,” Hagan wrote.


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Hagan chairing Sportsman's Caucus? Ridiculous

This is more of Hagan trying to camouflage her stance on guns, and I just said as much to a McClatchy reporter from your D.C. office. Hagan had a grand 62% gun rights voting record while in the NC Senate, earning only a GRNC 1-star evaluation (out of 4). Now she is using weasel words to constituents, telling them she will not "unnecessarily" infringe on their Second Amendment rights.

This latest ruse results only from the fact that she knows she faces a tough race in 2014. So we recommend that gun rights supporters call her at: 202-224-6342 and remind her that the Second Amendment doesn't contain the words "unnecessarily" and that you will work to defeat her in 2014 if she supports gun control.

Paul Valone
President, Grass Roots North Carolina

do you need

assault weapons to hunt Senator?

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