What They’re Saying: Senator Feingold “Slammed” in Ad for Saying One Thing & Doing Another on Second Amendment Rights

Ron launched a statewide digital ad this week, entitled “Protecting the Second Amendment,” that features Ron on the shooting range telling Wisconsinites that he’ll always defend their right to keep and bear arms. Ron is committed to defending the Second Amendment, unlike Senator Feingold – a career politician who says one thing and does another, and has a record of supporting judges who won’t protect Second Amendment rights.

Ron’s ad received coverage from state and national media including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WisPolitics.com, Politico, and the Daily Caller.

Check out what they’re saying:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is up with a new digital ad Tuesday in which he holds a shotgun at a gun range and discusses his support for Second Amendment rights. … In the ad, Johnson says: ‘Your right to keep and bear arms. Your ability to protect your family is at risk. Senator Feingold promises to protect those rights, but that’s not what his record shows.’ Johnson says that Feingold, a former three-term U.S. Senator, ‘supported judges who voted to deny your individual Second Amendment right, and he’d do it again if elected to a fourth term. One more liberal justice will flip the court,’ Johnson says, a reference to the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.’”

WisPolitics.com: “Ron Johnson is out today with a new digital ad hitting Dem challenger Russ Feingold on Second Amendment rights. The Oshkosh Republican opens the ad holding a shotgun at a firing range. In the 30-second statewide spot, he tells the viewers their ability to protect their families ‘is at risk.’ He says Feingold says he will protect those rights but that the Middleton Dem’s record shows differently. ‘During his 18-year Senate career, he supported judges who voted to deny your individual Second Amendment right,’ Johnson says. ‘And he’d do it again if elected to a fourth term. One more liberal justice will flip the court.’”

Politico: “A new digital ad from GOP Sen. Ron Johnson’s campaign is targeted at ‘Second Amendment voters’ across the state and features a shotgun-wielding Johnson talking up the importance of appointing a conservative to the Supreme Court and attacks Democrat Russ Feingold.‘One more liberal justice will flip the court,’ Johnson says. ‘I’ve held firm defending the Second Amendment and will continue to do so.’”

Daily Caller:Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson slammed former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold on his inconsistencies on gun rights in a new digital ad released Tuesday. Johnson said while Feingold says he will protect the Second Amendment, his has voted multiple times in favor of pro-gun control Supreme Court justices. … ‘Sen. Feingold promises to protect those rights, but that’s not what his record shows,’ Johnson says in the 30-second spot where he’s depicted loading a shot gun in a khaki shirt. … Johnson assured he would vote against the conformation of any judicial nominees that don’t support gun rights.”