From the Strickland for Governor press release:
During your tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, you have demonstrated a proven commitment to the defense of our Second Amendment rights,"[Chris] Cox
[NRA-PVF chairman] said. "The NRA-PVF urges all NRA members, gun owners and sportsmen to vote for you in Ohio's Democratic primary for governor on May 2,
"I am thankful for this endorsement and the NRA's acknowledgement of my steady and consistent support for sportsmen and gun owners throughout my time in Congress," Strickland said.
"I have always believed that law-abiding citizens have a right to the freedoms outlined in the Second Amendment. As governor, I will continue to fight to protect those rights."
When was the last time you saw a Democratic have stronger support from gun owners than the GOP? Never say never......
While many Democrats respectfully disagree with Strickland's views and record on guns, I do not. Furthermore, I applaud a candidate who's willing to publicly put out what could be a controversial endorsement within his primary voters shortly before the primary election. So even if you disagree with Strickland, you have to give him credit for being upfront and open about these differences. Say, unlike Strickland's challenger, Bryan Flannery, who has yet to list his pro-life endorsements on his website.