LaVerne Sessions, Idaho Candidate, Disses Idaho’s Gun Owners

Every election cycle Republican and Democrat candidates for office tell people how much they love the 2nd Amendment.

In places like Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, the Republicans dominate the legislatures. Being pro-2nd Amendment, or at least pretending to be, is a must.

However, one candidate in Idaho decided to dog Idaho’s largest grassroots gun rights group.

LaVerne Sessions from Salmon, Idaho refused to return the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance candidate survey!

Sessions, who is a Republican running to unseat current incumbent Republican Representative Dorothy Moon, made a series of posts labeling the ISAA as a “3rd party special interest group.”

So, if the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is a “special interest group” then certainly LaVerne also refused to return the NRA survey right? Afterall, the NRA is also a “special interest” group.

If you were expecting LaVerne to be honest with her constituents and consistent in her responses, you would be wrong.

LaVerne boasted about her NRA rating on Facebook at the same time she was trashing Idaho’s local gun group.

LaVerne claims she won’t be beholden to special interest groups and yet she filled out the NRA survey? It should be noted that she didn’t return the NRA survey until well after the deadline.

Often candidates who are weak on the 2nd Amendment refuse to return the surveys or do so after the deadlines and only do so after public pressure to return them.

So, why did LaVerne feel that the NRA survey was not a “special interest” but the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance survey was? She’s clearly putting weight behind the NRA rating over what the local gun owners think of her stances.

Maybe what LaVerne meant to say was that she only cares about big D.C. lobby groups and their money over what her local people think and care about?

Interestingly, LaVerne took a shot at the Young Americans for Liberty political arm, Make America Win, and claimed that their endorsement of Rep. Dorothy Moon was of no value because they are based in Virginia.

First, LaVerne says she won’t return the ISAA survey because they are a “special interest” group. Second, she attacks Young Americans for Liberty because they are based out of Virginia.

Yet, LaVerne filled out the NRA survey and where is the NRA headquartered again? Virginia!

So, either LaVerne is being hypocritical with her potential constituents or she is lying to them.

The voters in District 8, which covers towns like Salmon, Emmett, and McCall, deserve an explanation from LaVerne.

Rep. Dorothy Moon has answered the ISAA survey with 100% pro-2nd Amendment answers. She has also co-sponsored all ISAA bills and voted for every pro-2nd Amendment bill in the capitol.

The same can not be said of Laverne Sessions.

Finally, it should be noted that the Lemhi County Democrats urged their members to switch parties for the Republican Primary and vote for LaVerne.

We are not claiming that LaVerne is a Democrat but it is interesting that they are encouraging their people to vote for her.

Who will the voters in District 8 choose?

5 thoughts on “LaVerne Sessions, Idaho Candidate, Disses Idaho’s Gun Owners”

  1. Laverne was sadly talked into running for this position by power hungry individuals from both parties. It is shameful what is going on in our little community. Laverne is a very nice woman but she was thrown to the wolves by her “friends”. She is very, very unqualified and terribly unprepared for a run against Dorothy Moon.

  2. LaVerne Sessions claims she will not be “beholding” to special interest groups but appeared in a video with Carl Ellsworth, the past president of the Idaho Cattleman’s Association, one of, if not the largest special interest groups in the state. In this barely coherent, rambling video, Ellsworth made the statement that “we” are supporting Sessions because she won’t be swayed by special interest groups.
    Sessions is has little or no understanding of issues that involve rural Idaho and comes across as a candidate for class president or homecoming queen. It does not surprise me that she is confused on issues involving firearms and the Second Amendment.

  3. In replies to direct questions from me, Laverne seems to be still confused as to relationship of c b d to marijuana, or lack thereof, same for industrial hemp, will not support a new bureauacracy for vetting hemp, insists on hemp being vetted for Idaho, supports c b d only by prescription, says a candidate even in a closed Republican primary should be able to accept funding or support of Democrat Party folks, (a right, of course) in spite of the optics. There is an optical surgery available for that sort of impaired vision.

  4. Additionally, Dorothy Moon is being opposed by some in the R Party because she can’t be led around by the nose.

  5. Her own words on a number of subjects condemn her.
    Of Sessions and the sorry lot of ethically questionable characters she is allied with? Marcus Tullius Cicero summed up their general nature(s) in this manner 2,150 years ago:
    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.”
    Where were these people, any of them, from Laverne Sessions herself to Lemhi County “Republican” Chairman Robert Stoddard from December of 2017 to the present when it came to the Salmon-Challis Forest Plan Revision and the proposed expansion of Wilderness Areas in the Forest by over 1.3 million acres? How about the proposed increase of the number of “Wild and Scenic Rivers” by 69 segments? Cutting grazing A.U.M’s by 40%? (Looking at you, “Idaho Cattlemen’s Association.” Dorothy Moon fought for your grazing rights, you pathetic backstabbers.) Were Laverne and Company at last years Governor’s meeting on Salmon and Steelhead recovery held at Idaho Fish and Game right here in Salmon? No. Laverne and Company, Stoddard included, were “Missing In Action”, never attending a single one of the seven public meetings held on these issues. They couldn’t even be bothered to compose written comments (submitted on-line with a little “click”) to the S.C.N.F as each issue was brought to the fore (check the F.S website reading room).
    She and “They” have done absolutely nothing on anything that matters.
    Her candidacy, along with Stoddard’s disgusting, pathetic behavior, is/are an embarrassment of ignorance and non-involvement, framed on all four sides by rank hypocrisy.

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