Evan McMullin comes out for gun control

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Evan McMullin has never held political office, so far as I can tell. However, he’s now running his second campaign. His independent bid to defeat Donald Trump didn’t work–unsurprisingly–so now he’s decided to challenge Sen. Mike Lee.

McMullin thinks he can defeat Lee in Utah, which I suppose is theoretically possible. However, he’s taking on some odd positions if he wants to win there.

An Evan McMullin flyer for his independent bid for Senate boasts of his support for amnesty for illegal aliens, gun control, and Obamacare, amongst a litany of other leftist issues.

McMullin hopes to oust Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) during the 2022 midterm elections. Lee is a third-term senator who has represented the state as a conservative and a staunch constitutionalist.

In contrast to Lee, McMullin’s flyer boasts about the former intelligence officer’s support for many leftist priorities, including:

  • Believes we should protect and improve the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Supports the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
  • Supports voting rights legislation in Congress
  • Supports marriage equality & LGBTQ+ non-discrimination
  • Supports a path to citizenship for DREAMERS
  • Supports expanded background checks and other sensible gun safety legislation
  • Supports stronger environmental protections and clean energy policies for a sustainable future
  • Supports Labor Unions and their right to organize

The emphasis was added by me because, well, this is…special.

Now, understand, Evan McMullin was born in Utah. He went to college in Utah. He spent enough time there to at least understand just how pro-gun they typically are, at least outside of Provo and Salt Lake City.

But nope. Does he really think this is a winning strategy?

Apparently.

Of course, this is all extremely vague. Yes, he wants “expanded background checks,” which we all know does nothing, but what other “sensible” gun laws is he calling for? Who knows. His website is devoid of any mention of gun control so far as I could find, so that leaves us guessing.

Which is likely the point.

After all, you can’t directly criticize policies you can’t actually find.

That’s OK, though, because I don’t have to be able to find them. I can criticize the call for additional gun control in a much more general manner because I really don’t care what specific policies he wants.

Gun control simply. Doesn’t. Work.

Evan McMullin may not understand that. Then again, he’s starting his political career running for president and working his way down, so there’s a lot he doesn’t understand.

The truth of the matter is that most of the proposals being offered do nothing to stop crime or reduce mass shootings. They merely trample on the rights of law-abiding Americans who have done nothing wrong. They create new criminals overnight because many are tired of being told to give up their rights for safety, especially when that safety never comes.

So if Evan McMullin thinks he can win in Utah with an agenda that pushes such vague calls for gun control, he’s got another thing coming. After all, Sen. Mike Lee is the senator most folks I know from Utah actually like.

He might win if he were running against Mittens, but he’s not.