Vermont State Senator Jean White, who has three consecutive A-ratings from the National Rifle Association, recently took money from a powerful anti-gun group in Vermont. Other top rated politicians in Vermont have also received smaller contributions from the group, Vermont Gun Sense.
“I did take their contribution because I do basically support their position,” White said. “What I told them is that I do support some level of background checks.”
White accepted $500 from the “gun sense” group. Three NRA A-rated senators received $300 donations, and two received $100. A third, Jim Moran (D – Wardsboro) said he refused the money.
I haven’t checked lately, but I thought the NRA based its rating strictly on the legislators voting record, not necessarily who they took money from.
Of course, we’ve seen several states enact poorly thought out anti-Second Amendment legislation in recent years. It pays to be ever vigilant.