Sen. Jeff Flake opposed to NRA guns in schools proposal


Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Newly minted Arizona Senator Jeff Flake on Wednesday came out against the NRA guns in schools proposal, but not for the obvious reasons any rational person would oppose this non-starter — it is because in his narrow ideologically constructed mind it would be a “federal mandate.” Oh lord, it’s going to be a long six years. Flake ‘Troubled’ By NRA’s Proposal To Put Guns In Schools:

Sen.-elect Jeff Flake (R-AZ) came out on Wednesday against the National Rifle Association’s proposal
to have Congress require someone to be armed at every public school in
the nation following last month’s massacre in Newtown, Conn.

“I was troubled by that proposal, greatly troubled by that kind of
Washington mandate, federal involvement in local schools,” Flake told
Phoenix television station KTVK.

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Flake was endorsed by the NRA, which spent more than $320,000
to get him elected. The group’s executive vice president, Wayne
LaPierre, even went to Arizona to stump for Flake during the campaign,
and the organization gave the congressman its “A” rating.

Watch the interview with KTVK below the fold:

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  1. So Jeff Flake is a good-looking guy who smiles when he speaks of the fiscal cliff, guns in schools, and fixing immigration; all serious topics, so why is he smiling? There is a cognitive dissonance when someone speaks of negative things, but smiles as he does it. When words and behavior don’t match, keep your eye on the behavior.

  2. Good example of ‘truth in advertising’ . . the name is what you get. Sounds like he’s moved to the very edge of the fringe.