Friends, even though I'm currently on a good will tour of West Virginia, I couldn't resist posting this breaking news story that affects many of you profoundly. Western New York Conngressman Chris Jacobs, who is currently my Congressman, has decided not to run for reelection, because he -- precipitously and inexplicably -- came out in favor of gun control, and his constituents were not amused! On one hand, this is a shame, because Jacobs seems like a fine man and a good public servant. On the other hand, our constitutional rights are important, and we want, as conservatives, to be represented by men and women (and people of innumerable other genders) who share our values. Chris Jacobs, it appears, had spent a little too much time in the Swamp. Now he gets a chance to refresh himself in the open spaces of WNY and reconsider what really matters. We wish him well. We also ask the obvious question: who will take his place???
Very relevant to Jacobs' demise is my latest contribution to Sputnik News, which relates to the issue of gun control/gun rights. See what you make of my perspective: