Missouri Senate candidate Jason Kander has put out a powerful new campaign commercial. In it, he talks about his military service while assembling an AR-15. The catch is, he does it blindfolded.

That alone would be impressive, but there’s a twist. Kander is a Democrat. And he’s issued a big challenge to his Republican challenger–at the end of the video, he asks to see Republican Senator Roy Blunt do the same.

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It is an impressive video. Not only does Kander actually have a solid record of military service, he assembles the AR-15 like a boss. His movements are confident and commanding. Gun owners everywhere will recognize Kander as one of their own.

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Yet his politics still leave those on the right questioning his priorities.

Kander, who is 35, is a former U.S. Army officer. “I’m Jason Kander, and Sen. (Roy) Blunt has been attacking me on guns,” Kander says as the 30 second campaign ad begins.

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“Well, in the Army, I learned how to use and respect my rifle. I also believe in background checks, so that terrorists can’t get their hands on one of these.”

If Kander is referring to background checks, than this is a non-starter for most Republicans. Yet many hear this as code for support of a terrorist watch list. Many Democrats have been pushing for regulations that would keep those on the terrorist watch list, which itself remains shrouded in secrecy, from buying guns.

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“I approved this message,” Kander says as he yanks the charging handle back, “because I’d like to see Sen. Blunt do this.”

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Blunt, aged 66, has held seven terms in Congress. He was elected to the Senate in 2010, and is a strong Second Amendmant supporter.

Yet Kander has his sights set on Blunt, who took three student deferments during Vietnam.

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Tate O’Connor, a spokesman for Blunt, said Kander is “reacting to an NRA ad highlighting the fact that he was one of the most anti-Second Amendment legislators and was awarded an F for his opposition to Missourians’ Second Amendment rights.”

No word yet on a Blunt answer to the Kander challenge.

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