BOISE, IDAHO — With opponents spreading false attacks about U.S. Senate nominee Paulette Jordan and her stance on gun rights, she issued the following statement expressing her support for the Second Amendment:
“I want Idahoans to hear this directly from me: I support the Second Amendment. Under no circumstances do I agree with any efforts to repeal it.
I own guns. I shoot guns. I use them recreationally — and responsibly — like so many of my fellow Idahoans. Like my neighbors, I grew up learning to respect the power of guns, and that if you’re going to carry a gun, you should have appropriate training to do so.
I’m also a mother. And that means I know we need to have a few checks on the incredible responsibility of owning a gun. I support Red Flag laws, and I support universal background checks.
What I don’t support are limiting magazines, because that’s an arbitrary fix. And I don’t support an assault weapons ban.
I won’t let anyone take your guns. I will always support the safe use of them.”
Paulette Jordan’s message is “People First Policy,” emphasizing health care, economic recovery, stewardship of land, and increased federal fiscal discipline and accountability. She is endorsed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Idaho Statesman and EMILY’s List. More information about Jordan’s campaign for the U.S. Senate can be found at her website www.pauletteforsenate.com