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Another Central Florida Republican shrugged off his poor grade.
Incumbent Orlando Republican Rep. Rene Plasencia voted for the gun control bill and received a C. He’s facing a primary challenge from George Collins, who received an AQ, which the NRA says indicates “a pro-gun candidate” based solely on their answers to its questionnaire, and who doesn’t have a voting record on gun issues.
“I didn’t know about the grade. Some people have told me but I haven’t seen it,” Plasencia said. “It’s not something I look at or look for.”
NRA Tallahassee lobbyist Marion Hammer said Plasencia was “lucky to get a C. He made commitments to support Second Amendment rights, then broke his word.”
| “There is no question that whatever I could do to keep a Pulse shooting or a Parkland shooting from happening again I would do it as long as it was constitutional.”
One problem, Mike: There is no due process in place when adding someone to a "no fly" list, therefore they cannot be denied their constitutionally-protected right to acquire, keep and bear arms, yet you support the "no fly" prohibition.
So, which is it, Mike? The Constitution, or political expediency?