Dean Heller: Gun control advocate

"Knowing your interest in gun control, I wanted to give you an update on legislation I have cosponsored and supported rceently."

Imagine how Nevadans felt when they received a letter that began that way from none other than Sen. Dean Heller, who voted against the Manchin-Toomey bill, saying he feared a creation of a gun registry despite his general support for the concepts in the measure. He was hailed by NRA types and blistered by gun control advocates.

I wonder how many folks who received that missive fell for the having-it-both-ways Heller approach.

The message, as you can see from the letter I have attacehd here, is that he supports gun control, especially background checks, and has voted for such legislation, including a GOP-backed bill to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. As for Manchin-Toomey, it is mysteriously not mentioned, so some less-aware voters might think Heller is a leader of the gun control movement.

Have to give him credit for chutzpah.