Given that Congressman Zinke’s campaign has released an entirely dishonest ad about the Second Amendment this week, it seems appropriate to repost this mock ad from 2014, which exposes just how disingenuous and inconsistent Congressman Zinke has been on the issue of gun rights. His “lifetime” commitment is a farce, as a look at his record, statements to Project Vote Smart, and NRA rating demonstrate. Before his first race for Congress, his lifetime rating from the NRA was 42%.
Perhaps he now believes in every extremist position the NRA advances, but it’s hard to trust a person who claims something a core value when he didn’t believe it just a few years earlier. His absolutist position on guns now is wrong, and his shifting position is just further evidence that the man cannot be trusted.