Asked point-blank about his views on the Second Amendment, Sen. John McCain didn’t mince words:

Nothing about the rights of hunters. Nothing about “sporting” or “recreational” use of firearms. It is about the rights of citizens. This is as it should be. He also made this pledge:

I know there are a lot of skeptics out there concerning McCain’s record on gun rights. I’m willing to accept him at his word on this issue. And will be the first to hold him accountable if down the road he betrays that trust.

—John Snow