John McCann tried sweet-talking a speaking spot out of the organizers of yesterday's Pro-Second Amendment rally in Trenton. The rally, which was hosted by the NRA and its state affiliates, was well-attended and featured a number of prominent speakers with solid Pro-Second Amendment records, including Senator Steve Oroho, NRA National Board member Scott Bach, Assemblyman Parker Space, Assemblyman Hal Wirths, former Mayor Steve Lonegan, and former Assemblywoman Donna Simon.
John McCann did not end up speaking. According to several sources familiar with the event, McCann was asked to fill out an NRA questionnaire to determine where he stood on the issues and McCann refused to do so. Like another candidate associated with Passaic County machine boss Peter Murphy, he won't say.
But McCann is a resilient bullshit artist. His campaign rolled out an often-repeated story claiming that his father had been the victim of a terrorist attack by the Weatherman organization, a radical group of 1960's leftists. But McCann's story keeps on changing with regards to this incident. And the official records of law enforcement and the judiciary do not match McCann's claims. More on this later.
In any case, McCann uses this exaggerated tale to claim that he is Pro-Second Amendment when his actions indicate that he is simply spinning us. Any man, worthy of the name, should have the balls to tell us where he stands on the issues.
We suggest that candidate John McCann grow a pair and fill out the questionnaire. The voters deserve to know who and what they are voting for.