On December 19, an article in The San Diego Union-Tribune, “Peters, opponents grapple over gun restrictions,” outlined the disparate views on Second Amendment issues between Congressman Scott Peters and his opponents in the 52nd District.
Two days later, December 21, the SDUT followed up with an editorial, taking Republican congressional candidate Denise Gitsham to task for not responding on the issue.
But, had Gitsham really been quiet about her views? The next day she responded on her Facebook page and here on Rostra that she had indeed sent the paper a statement, which never made it to print. While not acknowledging whether the SDUT had received her comment in time for their stories, incoming Editorial & Opinion Editor Matthew Hall thanked Gitsham for the statement and noted it was added to the editorial’s comments section.
Rostra comments on the Gitsham statement came fast and furious, with a few pro-2nd Amendment readers not happy with her response.
Another Republican candidate in next year’s race, Jacquie Atkinson, also sent this to Rostra…
The newly proposed gun control measures pushed by Scott Peters and apparently supported by Denise Gitsham would not have prevented any of the mass shootings Mr. Peters cites, but in fact are an attack on our 2nd Amendment rights and distract from the real threat of terrorism here at home.
If this is an early indication, the next several months will be interesting to watch.
Candidates — and everyone else — are always welcome to weigh in with their views here.
Happy New Year!