Strickland is a rare democrat who has received the support of the National Rifle Association, a fact Strickland didn’t shy away from as he visited the trap shooting range. A large trailer noting the NRA endorsement sat in front of the Sportsmen’s Club complex, while members of Strickland’s support staff wore button’s citing the same.Do you think not supporting the 2nd Amendment is a deal breaker for candidates in places like Ohio? Should it be?
“My record shows I am a strong supporter of the second amendment,” Strickland said. “I voted against the assault weapon ban and have always supported the rights of people to have firearms as well as supporting hunting, fishing, and trapping.”
Although Strickland did not shoot a rifle on this day, he said he had been a hunter as a child and helped start a statewide youth turkey hunting trip during his time as governor.
“Conservatives ought to vote for me,” Strickland said, citing his efforts to cut taxes, reduce government and his support of the Second Amendment.
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