Jerry Kilgore has an A rating from the NRA. What does Jerry say about Kaine?
""Tim Kaine is John Kerry with a Richmond address… Both believe the Second Amendment to be some sort of antiquated colonial relic." INDEED!
Some facts about Tim Kaine from the VA Sportsman.
"Remember: Kaine proposed using $6,600 from council's nearly $1 million discretionary account to send a group of Richmonders to Washington for an anti-gun rally, the Million-Mom March. Under criticism from council colleagues, including the one nailed recently on that tax rap, Kaine dropped the idea, opting to pay for the trip with private funds."(The Richmond Times Dispatch, 10/19/03)
FACT -- "…Kaine is perceived even within his own party as well to the left on such hot button issues as gun control…" (“Kaine kicks up campaign” Richmond Times Dispatch, November 4, 2004)
FACT -- "Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine, the presumptive Democratic nomimee, is a talented public servant, but on a couple of litmus tests -- gun control and the death penalty, for instance -- he comes up red when Virginia turns out blue."(The Virginian-Pilot, 5/18/03)
FACT -- In 2001, the NRA rated Democrat Tim Kaine a "F" candidate (2001 NRA Political Preference Chart) , while the gun ban lobby known as the Brady Campaign said "Tim Kaine is the clear choice. As Mayor of Richmond, Kaine was a strong supporter of strengthening Virginia gun laws."(11/1/01 Brady E-Action Alert)
FACT -- Tim Kaine and the Richmond City Council ordered a legal opinion on the possibility of suing gun manufacturers. (The Richmond Times Dispatch, 3/14/99)
FACT -- "The mayors want gun makers to do two things: change the way they do business and hand over a bunch of money."(Tim Kaine explaining why he wanted to join other mayors in suing gun manufacturers - The Richmond Times Dispatch, 3/14/99)
FACT -- Tim Kaine suggested that Richmond collaborate with Fairfax and Norfolk to push tougher gun control laws.(The Richmond Times Dispatch, 8/26/97)