Thursday, Terry McAuliffe chose Virginia State Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Lori Haas, to join his bi-partisan team announced earlier this week.
McAuliffe’s stances on gun control throughout the election earned him an “F” rating on the NRA’s scale, according to The Washington Free Beacon. The group spent $500,000 campaigning against him. McAuliffe made public statements about his opposition to guns and specifically applauded Colorado for their gun control rules.
Lori Haas and the rest of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are against the NRA’s ideologies, which make them the perfect ally for the new governor of Virginia. This doesn’t sit well with the NRA though, and they’ve released a statement saying, “Despite claiming support for the Second Amendment, Haas’s appointment to this position to help assemble his Administration sends a very clear message to gun owners and sportsmen in Virginia that their rights are already under attack in Richmond.”
The election is over but the drama just keeps continuing. It’s going to be interesting to see if McAuliffe appoints anyone else to his team and what repercussions the appointment may have.