Republicans Compromisers Recognized for Gun Control Betrayals.
Loveland CO – Today, the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) released their list of nominees for their first annual Traitor of the Year or TOTY Award for Republican lawmakers with the most egregious anti-gun voting record from the 2023 legislative session.
“Every year, self-proclaimed pro-gun Republicans throw their gun owning constituents under the bus by voting for gun control and gutting pro-gun legislation,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights.
The purpose of the Traitor of the Year Award is to cast the spotlight on these capitulating politicians for their transgressions and deny them the political cover they desperately seek for their anti-gun actions. It is an award that any Republican should be ashamed to receive.”
The nominees for this year’s TOTY award are as follows:
Matt Hall (MI-HD-42) As the House Minority leader, Hall joined with Democrats in voting for mandatory storage (AKA “home intruder head start gun control”).
Justin Holland (TX-HD-33) Holland joined Democrats to kill HB 1894, a bill that would block “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation from ever becoming law in Texas.
Randy Wood (AL-HD-36) Wood is nominated for introducing an ban on common aftermarket triggers.
Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-CD-4) Congressman Fitzpatrick introduced H.R. 715, a sweeping Universal Gun Registration bill.
Suzanne Geist (NE-SD-25) Geist voted for handgun registration and was an outspoken opponent of Constitutional Carry. She later resigned in disgrace.
Bill Lee (TN-GOV) Gov. Lee is nominated for praising President Biden’s “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation agenda and pledging to call a special session to force a “Red Flag” vote in Tennessee.
Sam Harless (TX-HD-126) Harless joined Democrats to Kill HB 1894, a bill that would block “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation from ever becoming law in Texas.
Kathleen Passidomo (FL-SD-28) Passidomo is nominated for publicly opposing open carry, in turn, watering down Florida’s permit-less carry law.
Sarah Stevens (NC-HD-90) As the Chairman of House Judiciary 2, Stevens led the committee that neutered Constitutional Carry by injecting a training requirement into the bill.
Luke Rankin (SC-SD-33) Rankin is nominated for using his power as Judiciary Committee Chairman to hold Constitutional Carry hostage and pushing a “voluntary” do not sell gun registry which permanently bans law-abiding citizens from gun ownership.
The winner of the award will be announced by the National Association for Gun Rights at the Western Conservative Summit in June.
The National Association for Gun Rights is the nation’s largest “no compromise” pro-gun organization, with 4.5 million members nationwide.