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Mike Blasi Is A Solid 2A Supporter In CD-4

A challenger running against an entrenched incumbent in a general election needs an extra dose of courage and hard work to distinguish themselves and generate voter interest. Mike Blasi is a motivated candidate who sought out GS2AGO at a recent event and wanted to complete our Candidate Assessment and Individual 2A Resolution.

His instincts are right: Many voters in his district are 2A issue voters, and want to know his position on this issue. Mike is a US Army veteran and retired law enforcement officer. He lives in Freehold, and owns a small business, a real estate agency.

Mike's stand on the the right to keep and bear arms is very good, much better than the incumbent's voting history. Mike can distinguish himself on this issue. Specifics about his responses will be discussed below. His guiding principles are consistent with his pro-2A stand:

  • Limit governmental controls over the people

  • Support our veterans and military families

  • Preserve & adhere to the US Constitution

Mike's responses to the questions all indicate strong 2A support. He believes that the right to keep and bear arms is inalienable, and agrees with the wording of the Second Amendment. He does thinks that red flag laws are unreasonable, because "they allow for your constitutional rights to be taken away based on opinions and personal issues". He believes in an originalist interpretation of the Constitution, considers the Constitution the supreme law of the United States, and he correctly understands that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to limit the power of government. He supports state reciprocity and national constitutional carry.

The one area of slight concern is on gun bans. When asked "Do you support banning certain styles of firearms?", he answered "No" but then added a caveat: "As long as they are not modified in an unsafe manor." We would prefer no caveat to his response. Who's to say what's "safe" or "unsafe"? This is the classic "slippery slope" or "foot in the door" or "camel's nose in the tent"-- giving gun control even more of a foothold. This was the only answer that kept his score from a full 100%, ending with an assessment score of 97.5%. As mentioned above, Mike did sign our Pro-2A Individual Resolution.

CD-4 includes most of Monmouth County, parts of Ocean County and a small part of Mercer County. Searching for additional information about Mike, we found this interview on The Chauncey Show on Spreaker. It is not specifically about 2A, but may interest others in CD-4. You can find more information about Mike at his website and Instagram.

We thank Mike very much for participating in our extremely successful 2021 Pro-2A Candidate Assessment effort.

Mike Blasi for Congress, NJ CD-4
Mike Blasi for Congress, NJ CD-4

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