Unfortunately, the moderator folded my question up and handed it to Jason to "answer later". So I interrupted and asked my question directly.
I wanted to know what he would do to push back on the toxic message and agenda promoted by the NRA and if he would reject their endorsement in the future.
He said that he "didn't always agree with the NRA" but said he would NOT reject their endorsement in the future. He then went on a tangent blaming gun violence on the breakdown of the family and single parent family households, saying "70% of children are born out of wedlock." (Jacob Ryan of KYCIR, who was doing a presentation at the library, fact checked Nemes and indicated his numbers were off by 30%).
As we watch the brave students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and elsewhere call out our politicians for their over two decades of inaction on gun violence, you have to wonder why adult "pro-life" politicians like Jason Nemes, Matt Bevin, and others are afraid to reject the endorsement of an organization that pushes a message that an arsenal of military style guns and the willingness to use them is the measure of a true patriot. Why do they continue to cater to an NRA that tells them to reject any and every common sense gun law that could help research, reduce, or prevent gun violence and pushes them to give gun makers and sellers protections far greater than most industries have? Do they believe, like the NRA, that dozens of dead school children are simply the price we pay for "freedom"?
It's time for these men who claim to be "pro-life" to look at the children dying around them and stop being craven lackeys for the National Rife Association.