Upholding second amendment rights has long been an issue "owned" by the Right. Conservatives frame policies promoting gun control as a direct infringement of one's constitutional rights. Liberals argue for expanded background checks and carrying restrictions in the name of public safety.
That being said, there are members of Congress whose position on gun ownership differs from the prevailing views of their party. We found five Democrats whose views on second amendment rights skewed far more conservative than the norm.
Unsurprisingly, Representatives Peter Newberry (KY-4), Beto O'Rourke (TX-16), Mark Critz(PA-12), Travis Childers (MS-1) and Senator Joe Donnelly (IN) all hail from traditionally gun-friendly states. While their support of second amendment rights differs from the traditional Democratic platform, it is likely representative of their constituents' beliefs, most of whom hail from more rural areas..
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