Sreenivas Cherukuri is running a campaign for the term-limited 38th state representative seat in Oakland County, and he has portrayed himself as an example of the “American Dream,” being born of immigrants who assimilated and grew to be wealthy and successful as a result of freedom and opportunity.
Cherukuri has portrayed himself as a fervent supporter of American values. He received an Aq rating from the National Rifle Association based on his responses to their candidate survey. He has touted himself as a defender of the 2nd Amendment as well as a hardcore Trump supporter.
He has been sending out fliers displaying his NRA rating to Republicans in the district assuring them that he is the gun freedom candidate in the 38th district GOP primary race:
However, Cherukuri has a history of making comments in support of gun control measures that have typically been supported by Democrats.
In one post written two years ago, Cherukuri advocated for the federal government to rip up the 2nd Amendment in order to ban adults from being able to buy guns:
Great Lakes Gun Rights is calling out Cherukuri for his statements and his unwillingness to fill out their survey to make his legislative positions clear regarding the 2nd Amendment.
“If you live in HD 38, be sure to contact [Cherukuri] and urge him to reverse course and fully support the Second Amendment,” Great Lakes Gun Rights wrote in a Facebook post
It is clear that Cherukuri misrepresented his beliefs on gun rights to the NRA to receive the high rating under false pretenses. The only other explanation is he conveniently changed all of his views and principles right before running for office to pander to voters. Either way, his stance on the 2nd Amendment makes him wholly unfit to represent the people of Lyon Twp, Novi Twp, Northville, Novi, South Lyon and Walled Lake.