Group Calls Out Congressman Young for Ties to Militia Leader

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Congressman Don Young is being called out for ties to Schaefer Cox.  Young attended a 2nd Amendment Task Force Open Carry Day event in Fairbanks in April 2009.  A post on the Southern Poverty Law Center website says Young, who’s also a National Rifle Association Board member, signed a “Letter of Declaration” written by Cox, that pledged to abolish a government that seeks to further tax, restrict or register firearms.  The post says Young’s spokeswoman Meredith Kenny replied to a query about the connection with Cox by saying “The Congressman has absolutely no affiliation with Mr. Cox,’’and that he attended solely as a staunch defender of the Second Amendment. She went on to say that the letter the Congressman signed expresses the view that we should elect those who will defend the Constitution, and in turn the Second Amendment, as written, or vote them out of power.

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