Mitch McConnell email: They're coming for your guns

"You and I are literally surrounded," a campaign email from McConnell warned supporters

Jillian Rayfield
January 22, 2013 1:12AM (UTC)

In an email to supporters, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged to oppose gun control legislation and warned his supporters that Democrats "want take your guns."

"You and I are literally surrounded," the email says, according to The Hill. "The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about to launch an all-out-assault on the Second Amendment. On your rights. On your freedom."


The email, signed by McConnell's campaign manager Jesse Benton, lays out which measures the Senate could take:

-The Feinstein Gun Ban, which will criminalize firearms by how they look.
-A thinly-veiled national gun registration scheme hidden under the guise of “background checks” to ensure federal government minders gain every bureaucratic tool they need for full-scale confiscation.
-An outright BAN on magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
-And that’s not even close to the end of it.

23 new Executive Orders.

It is almost hard to believe the sheer breadth and brazenness of this attempt to gut our Constitution.

Well, Mitch McConnell is not going to stand aside.

"It is almost hard to believe the sheer breadth and brazenness of this attempt to gut our Constitution," the email says, asking supporters to sign a "Defense of the Second Amendment pledge." 

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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