McSally Comes Out of the Closet as a Strident Firearm Industry Supporter

Reveals Her True Self in Virtual Town Hall for the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Political Action Committee

by Lawinna McGarry

“McSally’s record on guns has been to oppose virtually every new gun control measure. She has earned an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association and has bragged about receiving their endorsements. She was one of the nation’s largest 2018 recipients of campaign contributions from gun-rights organizations, with more than $200,000 in gun money.” For more information, read here.

Still, because she knows the majority of voters want protections against gun violence (“A 2018 Gallup poll showed that 92% of Americans favor universal background checks as a way to prevent mass shootings. Additionally, Public Policy Polling found that 83% of gun owners say they support universal background checks.”) McSally often tries to give the impression that she is “open” on gun legislation. Funny thing though, McSally never commits to supporting any particular legislation in these earnest-sounding conversations with the regular media. According to this 2019 Article from Arizona Mirror: “McSally declined to say which specific bills she might support, or whether she would back H.R. 8, a bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives this year and would expand background checks for all gun sales.” 

With her National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) PAC friends, at a virtual town hall in June 2020, however, McSally commits. 

 “Sen. McSally wrapped up the town hall by recalling the successes of the Senate and President Donald Trump in placing more than 200 pro-Second Amendment federal judges on the bench, including two on the Supreme Court, reinforcing just how important it is for industry-supporting Senators to remain in office.”

This is the article the NSSF posted about McSally’s virtual town hall with their Political Action Committee. 

The article was also posted on the “Ammoland” web site.

Does this sound like a woman who is conflicted about her role in trying to stop gun violence, one who is considering legislation to expand background checks for all gun sales? 


McSally also told the firearm industry stalwarts:

 “I’ve put my life on the line for the Second Amendment” 


“You want me on that wall.” 

A quick search tells us “You want me on that wall” is a quote from Jack Nicholson’s Colonel Jessup in the movie A Few Good Men. You remember Jessup; he’s the villain who lives by a code of  dangerous, self-protecting, self-aggrandizing,  immorality.

Trump has been compared to Jessup. And now, McSally also seems to want to compare herself to the man who gave an illegal order for extrajudicial punishment that led to a man dying…

Just look at the Arizona poll numbers McSally–and you will see–Arizonans don’t want, or need, you on that wall.