Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Phil Noble issues statement on Smiths’ NRA record
(Charelston, SC) – Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Phil Noble issued the following statement:
“What happened in South Florida is yet another unimaginable tragedy, but it’s also what happens when politicians fall in line with the NRA, year after year.
I’m dismayed by hollow, hypocritical words of condolences by politicians like James Smith. Smith has voted over and over again with the NRA, getting A ratings and now tries to fool people that he is on the right side. He had a chance to do something after Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook but while others stood for our safety, he sided with the NRA time and time again. He doesn’t get it.
He doesn’t get to cry crocodile tears over a national tragedy he’s been enabling. He should apologize for his record and everyone who has ever earned the endorsement of the NRA should wake up to the carnage they’ve contributed to facilitating.
South Carolina has one of the most lax set of gun laws in the country because of legislators like Smith and our kids and families are in grave danger. Smith’s NRA Report card should disqualify him as a potential Democratic nominee.”
View Smiths’ 2006 – 2016 NRA Ratings and Endorsements
Screenshots from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund Website