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[et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Conservative firebrand, Second Amendment proponent, and radio host Dana Loesch on Monday slammed Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens over his most recent pro-gun ad.

In the ad, the former Navy SEAL takes aim at Republicans In Name Only (RINO), encouraging Americans to order their “RINO Hunting Permit,” a fundraising ploy for Greitens’ senatorial election.

“Join the MAGA group. Get a RINO Hunting Permit. There’s no bagging limit. There’s no tagging limit,” Greitens explained. “And it doesn’t expire ’til we save our country.”

Loesch pointed out the candidate’s past statements on Second Amendment issues, including his opposition to Constitutional Carry and his decision to make Jefferson City a gun-free zone.

Loesch reshared previous tweets of hers, slamming Greitens for anti-Second Amendment positions.

About Greiten’s Past on Firearms and Gun Control

The state Capitol implemented a new anti-gun policy just before Greitens’ inauguration in 2018. Metal detectors were put in place and all firearms were prohibited (via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch):

One sentence of the new policy, effective Jan. 10, stood out:

“Those not fitting the previous category, wishing to enter the Capitol Building and legally in possession of a firearm will be asked to return the firearm to a secure location in their vehicle prior to entering. A concealed carry permit does not make an allowance for a firearm to be brought into the Capitol.”

Another article Loesch referenced from St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where then-Gov. Greitens opposed invalidating federal gun control laws in the state of Missouri. The law imposed a $50,000 fine on police officers that knowingly violate a Missourian’s Second Amendment rights, something Greiten equated to defunding the police:

“What they’ve done in this bill is that they’ve actually defunded police,” Greitens said. He said police officers had been pulled from federal crime task forces that work to remove criminals from the street.

“It’s important to have leaders who, like, understand what’s happening on the front lines,” Greitens said.

It looks as though Greiten’s anti-gun past is coming back to haunt him.

Editor’s note: an earlier version of this article incorrectly stated Eric Greitens is running for governor. He’s running for the U.S. Senate.