Republican TN State Senator Cozying Up with Bloomberg Gun Control Group

Moms Demand Action
AP/Lynne Sladky

Tennessee Rep. State Sen. Brian Kelsey (R) is  cozying up with Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action.

On March 6, 2019, Kelsey used an Instagram to praise the determination of the Moms Demand Action members pushing gun control:

The NRA seized on Kelsey’s comments, noting that Bloomberg’s gun control group endorsed Kelsey in the 2018 election:

In April 2013 the Tenth Amendment Foundation warned Tennessee voters of Kelsey’s opposition to a bill protecting gun owners “against any federal scheme to register, confiscate, or tax firearms, ammunition or accessories.”

The Foundation reported that “multiple people” attending a hearing for the bill said Kelsey allegedly “turned off fellow Senator Stacey Campfield’s microphone to try to avoid counting [Campfield’s] yea vote in support of [the bill].”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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