Your Rep. Jay West is ANTI-GUN

Dear fellow patriot,

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

As ardent supporters of the Second Amendment, you and I know that these rights are absolutely critical to a free society.

With the primary season heating up here in South Carolina, virtually all politicians are claiming they support the Second Amendment.

Yet once safely elected into office, many of the politicians in BOTH parties vote to restrict your freedoms in a “common sense” way.

Just look at Florida, where 67 NRA “A-rated” Republicans voted for draconian “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation or even our own Senator Lindsey Graham who worked with Biden and DC Democrats to pass the largest federal expansion of gun control in 30 years.

In South Carolina, anti-gun groups have offered an award of $50,000 to candidates who challenge the most conservative, pro-gun members of the State House.

And there’s plenty of establishment-class candidates who are jumping at the chance for that money.

Additionally, leftist groups are gearing up to spend 1.5 MILLION dollars to spread lies and smear the reputations of lawmakers that led the charge to strip anti-gun language out of the Constitutional Carry bill.

That’s why it’s so crucial for South Carolinians to know the truth about where their politicians stand on the Second Amendment!

To find out where your candidates truly stand, I sent them the official Palmetto Gun Rights Candidate Survey –- to get them on the record in support of your right to keep and bear arms.

And I’ve got bad news and good news for you in State House District 7.

The bad news is incumbent Republican State Representative Jay West not only REFUSES to fill out his gun rights candidate survey, but he also has a very mixed record when it comes to standing up for your Second Amendment rights.

Rep. West voted TWICE to KILL Constitutional Carry after pledging his support for this important legislation when first running to get elected and has REFUSED to return his gun rights candidate survey every year since.[1]

Gun owners shouldn’t have to force Republican lawmakers to support pro-gun legislation.

You deserve a Representative who will vote in favor of gun rights every time, not only when it is politically expedient to do so or when leadership allows them to.

Not only that but Rep. Jay West was caught telling a room full of lobbyists “You need to help us get rid of them”, referring to the most pro-gun legislators in the General Assembly[2].

So, it’s really no surprise West is REFUSING to return his 2024 PGR Candidate Survey.

Since Rep. West not only spends much of his time in Columbia assailing pro-gun members of the chamber but also broke his trust with gun owners, who knows what other campaign promises he will break?

West cannot be trusted to oppose California-style gun bans, which would arbitrarily ban hundreds of types of firearms based solely on cosmetic features.

West also can’t be trusted to fight and support for your right to legally “Stand Your Ground” and defend yourself and your family against armed thugs in the street.

Additionally, Jay West can’t be trusted to oppose Universal Background Checks, which would not only place an outright ban on private firearms sales but also implement a de facto gun registration scheme on South Carolina gun owners.

As you know, confiscation always follows registration.

We’ve seen it time and again. Politicians make all the promises in the world when fighting to get elected but as soon as the time comes to make good on those promises, they crumple like a cheap suit.

If Jay West is willing to offer excuses for why he broke his oath to gun owners, we can’t expect him to stand strong on these other Second Amendment issues either.

Gun owners deserve representation that will fight for the Second Amendment every time, not just when it’s politically expedient to do so.

But there is good news in House District 7. Republican candidate Lee Gilreath filled out his PGR Candidate Survey 100% pro-gun!

By returning his survey, Lee Gilreath pledged to support legislation repealing dangerous “Gun-Free” zones, also known as “criminal safe zones.”

As every gun owner knows, these dangerous laws only disarm law-abiding citizens while letting criminals know that their victims will be disarmed in these areas.

Gilreath also pledged to oppose dangerous “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation laws, which allow government agents to seize legally owned firearms without a hearing or even a crime being committed!

PGR is dedicated to keeping you informed about the true positions of your elected officials and candidates.

With members and supporters across South Carolina, we are giving people across the Palmetto State a loud voice in defense of our gun rights.

And trust me, the politicians can hear you.

There is no better time to lobby them than when they are seeking your support at election time.

So, contact Jay West at (803) 212-6954 and insist he reverse course and start standing up for the Second Amendment.
Then contact Republican candidate Lee Gilreath at (864) 314-1288 and thank him for answering his survey pro-gun and for taking a stand for our Second Amendment rights.

And once you’ve contacted your candidates, please consider donating $100 to Palmetto Gun Rights right away to help us expose even more anti-gun politicians in South Carolina.

Reaching enough people to hold anti-gun politicians accountable is an expensive task, but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s worth it.

So please consider giving at least $75 or $50 right away!

I understand for some that may still be too much to ask, but even $50 or $25 would go a long way in funding the mailers, texts, emails, and hard-hitting social media campaigns needed to put anti-gun politicians on notice.

Whatever you can afford, please know that I am grateful for your commitment to the freedoms we hold so dear.

Remember, politicians of all stripes are listening closely to gun owners with the primary election just around the corner.
With our rights at stake, now is the time to take action!

 

[1] H. 3094 124th Session Roll Call Vote #1357 (2021). H. 3094 124th Session Roll Call #1783 (2021).

[2] South Carolina Uniparty Leaders Court Lobbyists In War Against Freedom Caucus – FITSNews

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