Our “mythical moderate Republican” Rep. Ethan Orr (R-Tucson) is not exactly a model of consistency of thought — or principles.
In this report from Saturday in the Arizona Daily Star, Bill could end live greyhound racing in Tucson without closing track, E.Orr is quoted as saying:
“I don’t think a state rule-making body should have the ability to preempt local communities when it comes to gambling,” Orr said.
Well, let’s take a trip in Mr. Peabody’s WABAC time machine — all the way back to March 13. The Trouble With E.Orr: a tool for the gun lobby:
Rep. Ethan Orr, R-Tucson, said state pre-emption of local gun regulations is necessary for uniformity. Otherwise, he said, gun owners who live in Marana could inadvertently find themselves in legal trouble while carrying their weapons into Tucson. “That kind of chaos is unacceptable,” Orr said.
Sooo the Arizona legislature “should [not] have the ability to preempt local communities when it comes to gambling,” but state pre-emption of local gun regulations is necessary for uniformity because “That kind of chaos is unacceptable”?
The difference comes down to what these powerful lobbyist groups want. And how is E.Orr benefiting from these powerful lobbyists groups? Keep a close eye on his campaign finance disclosure reports from now to November to find out.