Biden highlights future anti-gun administration with talk of a Kasich cabinet position
As if Ohio gun owners didn't already have enough reason to fear a Biden presidency, the former vice president gave still more reason to be concerned when he announced that former Ohio Gov. John Kasich is being considered for a cabinet position.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer:
Kasich, who lost the GOP presidential primary to President Donald Trump in 2016, has been a vocal critic of Trump for years. The former Ohio governor spoke in support of Biden during the first night of the Democratic National Convention in August.
Kasich, the man who once worked hard for passage of the 1994 Clinton "assault weapons" ban in a Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, had to lie about having had a change of heart to get elected as governor. He knew he couldn't get elected without the votes of law-abiding gun owners.
During his first term as governor, Kasich had keep pretending, even to the point of signing pro-gun legislation, knowing that he would have to face Ohio's pro-gun voters yet again in just a few short years.
Even as his second term commenced, his primary campaign for president forced him to keep up the pro-gun act to chase the Republican base, and he signed still more pro-gun legislation (after working behind the scenes to get it watered down).
Imagine being so weak that you have to pretend you're something you're not in order to pursue success in life.
John Kasich's pathetic game of pretend finally came to an end. He was absolutely klobbered by Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary, after having supported a ban so-called "assault weapons" and rate-increasing devices to prevent mass shootings and a so-called "red flag" law which would destroy Ohioans' right to due process under the law to prevent mass shootings.
He finished his career as governor by having his veto of an important pro-Second Amendment bill overridden by a legislature controlled by his own party.
Joe Biden needs to make Ohio, which went for Trump in 2016, into a blue state. But naming John Kasich as a potential cabinet member is likely to have most Buckeye State voters seeing red.
Chad D. Baus served as Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary from 2013-2019. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of BuckeyeFirearms.org, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website, and is also an NRA-certified firearms instructor.