More Dems and guns
Update: looks like Claire McCaskill isn’t that pro-gun.
She’s pro-gun rights, pro-death penalty and wary of big government waste.
Meet Claire McCaskill, the senator-elect from the generally conservative state of Missouri. She’s a Democrat.
Like many of her freshman Democratic colleagues in the Senate and the House of Representatives, McCaskill defies the long-standing stereotype of Democrats as the party of San Francisco liberals. Consider:
Sen.-elect Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, calmly and resolutely against abortion rights.
Sen.-elect Jon Tester of Montana, a flat-topped farmer and butcher who loves his guns.
Sen.-elect Jim Webb of Virginia, a virtual compendium of alpha-male machismo who wore combat boots on the campaign trail and served as President Reagan’s secretary of the Navy.
In the House, freshman Democrats include Heath Shuler of North Carolina, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
All three new Democrats from Indiana oppose abortion.
Each of them is pro-gun too.