Appearances can deceive, especially in political fights where appearances can be manipulated. I am a member Gun Owners of America and of Grass Roots North Carolina, an NRA life member, and am active in the Moore County Tea Party. I was concerned by the conflicting information about Michelle Lexo’s stance on gun control. I watched the infamous high capacity magazine comment video, listened to both Mr. McInnis and Mrs. Lexo battle it out in person, and saw the dismal ”D” rating the NRA-PVF gave her. The incongruences were so significant that I asked to interview her. She sat for a lengthy interrogation—I don’t use that words lightly—and this is the verbal report on my findings.
The bottom line? I am convinced Michelle Lexo, if elected will be an active ALLY to those of us who fight for the rights protected by the 2nd Amendment. I am so certain that I’m here putting my reputation on the line.
Michelle Lexo has been carrying concealed for several years and is an NRA member. The folks at the NRA never contacted her to clarify points of concern or rumors it may have been passed, nor did they didn’t get back to me about how they derived their rating. Regardless, I’ve found it simply unjustified.
Michelle Lexo is not an active shooting sports enthusiast. She is an average citizen whose concern is self-protection. She readily admitted she doesn’t know a lot about the many issues surrounding guns but is now actively educating herself. She has only a revolver and knows little about magazines in semi-automatic firearms. What she DOES know is that she’s unaware of any gun control actions that have improved the public safety, or any that might. She thinks improving access to mental health care may short-circuit would-be murderers, but that a gun, like a knife or truck, is simply a tool, not an actor. She is an ardent anti-statist and believes the national and state governments are far too involved in things that should be managed by counties, municipalities and individuals.
My purpose was to set the record straight on a matter of concern to reasonable patriots. I hope I’ve done that.