54 years ago, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, but today, the iconic space voyager is dead at the age of 95.
Glenn will be remembered across the country for his space exploration, but Americans should remember him for a different reason. He used the power of the federal government to twice vote in favor of undermining and destroying our inalienable right to self-defense.
While everyone is familiar with Glenn’s achievements as an astronaut, little do Americans know that Glenn served as a Senator from Ohio for 24 years.
In 1993, Glenn voted in favor of the infamous Brady Handgun Bill, which mandated federal background checks and a minimum 5-day waiting period on firearm purchases in the US. Glenn also voted in favor of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban.
Before you go and honor the late Glenn, it is worth reconsidering the impact his accomplishments in space have in comparison to the abhorrent legislation he voted for, which will have an everlasting impact over our lives and our liberties.