It's interesting to note that while Senator Daschle says he "strongly supports the Second Amendment," the Republican Senate candidate in Louisiana is using trying to tie his Democratic opponent to Daschle's atrocious record on gun rights. The New Orleans Times-Picayune explains, in an article headlined "Senate hopefuls aim to bag hunters." Excerpt:
Even though John has received an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association to Vitter's A, Vitter said John's endorsement of Democrat John Kerry, a gun-control advocate, for president, suggests the issue isn't a high priority for him. Vitter said John, as a Democrat, would also have to support South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle, who favors gun restrictions, as party leader in the Senate.
"Chris John wins the contest for being the good ol' boy," Vitter said. "What he doesn't win is the contest for being the best defender of Second Amendment rights. Someone supporting Kerry and Tom Daschle will never win that contest."
Has Tom Daschle ever really officially endorsed John Kerry in this race?