Legendary Lawmen Tout Edmondson’s Second Amendment Support
Legendary lawman Harvey Pratt and others are pushing back against National Rifle Association ads that claim Drew Edmondson is anti-gun.
The ads are running in Oklahoma as part of a half-million-dollar media buy placed by the Washington, D.C. special interest group in support of Kevin Stitt’s candidacy.
Pratt, whose 50-year career in law enforcement included work for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Midwest City Police Department and the U.S. Marine Corps says Edmondson is, without a doubt, a Second Amendment supporter.
“Drew Edmondson is a Vietnam Veteran and a member of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame,” Pratt said. “He is a strong second amendment supporter. To claim otherwise is just plain false.”
Edmondson was inducted into the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame in 2015. Pratt currently serves on the Board of Directors for that organization.
As Attorney General Edmondson was A-rated by the NRA.
“I have not changed,” Edmondson said. “This is pure politics, and it’s disappointing.”
Former Muskogee Police Chief Gary Sturm, who also worked as an investigator when Edmondson served as Muskogee County District Attorney also reiterated Edmondson’s Second Amendment credentials.
“I’ve known Drew for more than 40 years,” said Gary Sturm, former Muskogee Police Chief. “Not only is he a Second Amendment supporter, but I have personally served search warrants and worked crime scenes with him. When we went in a door, I always knew he had my back.”
The NRA media buy is part of a sudden flood of national donors who have entered the airwaves in recent days on behalf of Stitt.
Dark money groups apparently funded by the Republican Governors Association, big oil and gas corporations and others have already spent nearly $3 million in Oklahoma to oppose Edmondson.
“Washington special interest groups are flooding the airwaves with false ads to try to bail Kevin Stitt out,” Edmondson said. “Voters do not want four more years of Mary Fallin, and that’s what a Stitt administration would be. The special interest groups can stay in Washington. I’ll stand with Oklahomans.”
Drew Edmondson is a Vietnam Veteran. He started his career as a schoolteacher, before serving as district attorney and attorney general. He has been married to his wife, Linda, for 51 years. Together, they have two children and two grandchildren.