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Kaloogian and Morrow Have Perfect Pro-Gun Voting Records in Sacramento
NRA-ILA e-mail | April 05, 2006 | NRA-ILA

Posted on 04/05/2006 5:14:57 PM PDT by NordP

Important Information for the Special Congressional Election on April 11 4/5/06 2:02 PM NRA-ILA

This Tuesday, April 11th, there is a special election to nominate candidates to succeed former Representative Duke Cunningham in the 50th congressional district of California. We have been receiving inquiries about the position on gun control by candidates in this open seat race. As you consider which candidate to support in this special election on April 11, we hope that this information about some of the candidates will be timely and helpful to your decision and voting.


While the National Rifle Association has not endorsed a candidate in this special election, we wish to provide you with some important information about some of the candidates.

Former state Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian and current state Senator Bill Morrow have perfect pro-gun voting records in Sacramento.

By contrast, during his three-term tenure in Congress, Brian Bilbray voted against the NRA position ten different times on various bills and amendments, including against repealing the Clinton gun ban on semi-automatic firearms and for legislation to end gun shows as we know them. As he did in 1994, Bilbray has again this year provided pro-gun responses to our federal candidate questionnaire.

Based on his voting record in Congress, Bilbray was rated a "F" by the NRA in 2000, 1998 and 1996. In addition, along with several anti-gun Members of Congress including Senator Dianne Feinstein, Bilbray attended a White House Rose Garden rally on March 16, 2000 at which Bill Clinton pushed for federal legislation to regulate gun shows out of existence. Bilbray was quoted as saying that "reasonable gun control is not a threat to our constitutional rights."

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 50th; bilbray; billmorrow; congress; kaloogian; morrow; nra
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Make your choices wisely, everyone.
1 posted on 04/05/2006 5:15:01 PM PDT by NordP
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To: NordP


2 posted on 04/05/2006 6:03:37 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: NordP

Please Caly, vote fo Special K

3 posted on 04/05/2006 6:04:23 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (the freeper formerly known as dubyaismypresident)
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To: calcowgirl

Howard has my vote

4 posted on 04/05/2006 6:15:43 PM PDT by Toidylop
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To: calcowgirl

I have a friend who's working on Kaloogian's campaign and she just invited me down to help this final weekend.

Unfortunately I'm all booked this weekend, but it would have been a good excuse to travel down south. :-)

5 posted on 04/05/2006 6:26:12 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Kaloogian for Congress; Strickland for Controller; NO on 82)
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To: NordP

I hope Bilbray doesn't win.
We don't need another RINO in Congress.

6 posted on 04/06/2006 8:06:53 AM PDT by jrp
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To: NordP

Some key differences between Bill Morrow and Howard Kaloogian:
1.) HK has some problems with his so-called endorsements: From an admittedly liberal blog , comes some interesting research: Among the things discovered is that the Center for Reclaiming America has not endorsed Howard and does not endorse.
Also, Morrow, McClintock and Tancredo have asked repeatedly to have their photos, statements and other material taken off Howard's site which at this writing, Howard has refused to do. He has a huge problem with integrity and waltzes with the truth...
but then this is the Howard that some of us have known for
2.) As far as cozying up to NRA, HK had in his stump speech that he would not " just vote a certain way and then go fishing ". Then I heard that for the Escondido Fish & Game group , he changed it to " ... and then go home ." I guess he'll be whatever they want him to be.
Bill Morrow, on the other hand, has had a consistent message throughout the 14 years and 5 re-elections by the people from his district. Bill said on taking on the task of being a republican legislator in CA that he would never vote for a tax increase or a budget that called for one. He kept his word and in 14 years he has been able to vote for a total of exactly 3 budgets.

Vote your conscience - vote for Bill Morrow.

7 posted on 04/06/2006 9:56:05 AM PDT by leidysys (Differences - Bill Morrow vs Howard Kaloogian)
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To: leidysys

You are right on! Howard wouldn't know the barrel of a gun from the stock! Morrow took him on his first-ever hunting trip where he showed up in sneakers and bermuda shorts! He couldn't shoot himself out of a barrel!
Morrow is a life-long hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman and for him the 2nd Amendment is worth his very life to protect. I heard him say recently if they ever come for his guns, they will have to pry them from his "cold dead fingers!" He is a life member of NRA and has an A-Plus rating with them. The CRPA - California Rifle and Pistol Association not only named him their Legislator of the Year in 2003 but also happily and soundly endorsed him for the 50th Congressional seat!
Real gunners like real men like Bill Morrow...

8 posted on 04/06/2006 10:26:09 AM PDT by Carrie Greene
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Howard working hard on the soft porn vote...somebody has got to do.... way to go Howard...

"Gabrielle Reilly: And I am glad to see some of my friends have already officially endorsed you and I hope many more will support you. You have an impressive list of endorsements. I wish you every success in your run for Congress Howard and you have my official endorsement as well."

9 posted on 04/06/2006 12:41:35 PM PDT by Fred
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To: leidysys
I've known Bill and Howard the same amount of time. As a "kid" growing up in North County I was proud to vote for Bill Morrow.

However, I grew up and realized people who sit around and smile are nice guys. They aren't good conservative leaders.

We have a national deficit problem and an illegal immigration problem and for 25 years a no-response to terrorism problem because Congress was dominated by people who patted each other on the back.

By the way, your characterizations on McClintock and Tancredo are way off base. Every SINGLE quote is 100% accurate (including your boy Morrow's) and each one has confirmed that.

10 posted on 04/06/2006 12:43:18 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: leidysys

I simply posted the e-mail - as is. I thought people should know what the NRA said. Still do.

11 posted on 04/06/2006 12:45:28 PM PDT by NordP (I've seen enough "24" to know there are many things a President cannot talk about, yet must do.)
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To: Impeach98
Not sure I made my point clear at all - that was confusing.

My point: I like Morrow. But he doesn't inspire me one bit. I like Howard A LOT. And I've known him and seen him and the only ones who say "you can't trust him" are those who keep trying to knock Howard off the top of the hill in the conservative movement.

I don't admire those who attack conservative activists and leaders simply because they're jealous of their efforts. That's so petty and stupid. We should be focused on advancing our ideals, not on the insider game of shoot the people we believe in.

Half the conservatives get out the kneepads for the most liberal RINOs to appease the establishment and curry favor with the likes of Schwarzenegger, et. al.

But then they take out a knife and stab people like Kaloogian in the back.

There's only one conservative we can really trust in the race, it's Howard Kaloogian, and that's why he's been head and shoulders in front of Morrow throughout the campaign.

12 posted on 04/06/2006 1:01:39 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Gabrielle Reilly


13 posted on 04/06/2006 1:05:21 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Kaloogian for Congress; Poochigian for AG; Strickland for Controller, McClintock for LG, No on 82)
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To: Impeach98
Thank you for your insight. I, too, must admit I've met both of these men. I've spent less time around Mr. Morrow, but each time I'm around him, my impression remains the same. He seems like a really nice guy. Everyone I know likes him a lot. My issue is similar to yours. I want to make a choice based upon:

Leadership skills

Energy to Address and Solve Problems

CLEAN Background So Dems Have No Ammo

Understanding of the Issues That Require Attention


My thoughts: I see Morrow as a nice guy - honest - firm convictions, but not a wave maker. The first time I met Kaloogian, was at a Encinitas City Council Meeting. I didn't know he had any other reason for being there--let alone a speaker--than anyone else, yet he was, and he did a GREAT job. The Dems sent down two from Sacramento to TELL us that we were just going to have to accept the fact that taxes were going to be raised and that was that. Mr. Kaloogian and Assemblyman Wyland both spoke on We the People's behalf and quite effectively and concisely told these two what the REAL facts were, and that We the People were not going to just accept what they were "dealing" out.

I have ALWAYS admired Mark Wyland - the man works harder than anyone I know...ANYone. I had never heard of Howard Kaloogian until that day. My husband and I were both VERY impressed with what he had to say, and would equate his delivery with that of an "Ann Coulter-esque" style against these two from Dem "HQ" in Sacramento.

We have also taken part in many of the Pro Troop Rallys around town, and appreciated that Mr. Kaloogian was a part of starting that organization, too. I like his energy.

That said, I had the pleasure of listening to some of the others that are running, and found Eric Roach to be well organized, determined to make changes, and appeared to be an "outside the good 'ol boy network" type that perhaps Ms. B might not be able to challenge as well. I also liked his energy. for thought, people - that's all this is.

14 posted on 04/06/2006 1:05:52 PM PDT by NordP (I've seen enough "24" to know there are many things a President cannot talk about, yet must do.)
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To: All
We ALL need to remember that this fight is AGAINST BUSBY.

These candidates should be forcing her hand, and making her explain why when she's supposed to be so against "special interests" (if I hear those two words ONE more time! sheesh) is one of her main contributors? Why all the tricks? How Liberal is her voting record - her philosophy? What is her stand on illegal immigration? What is her stand on how soon she wants us to pull out of Iraq? Does she have the stomach to vote in favor of whatever we need to do in Iran? etc., etc.

I really haven't head the candidates do this, and frankly...I'd like to see it. It could influence my vote in their favor. There's not much time left before the 11th, either.

15 posted on 04/06/2006 1:13:57 PM PDT by NordP (I've seen enough "24" to know there are many things a President cannot talk about, yet must do.)
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Well, if you want someone with "Leadership Skills" and "Energy to Address and Solve Problems" why would you want Kaloogian or Bilbray - both of whom, in their short legislative careers, couldn't get anything done because they were always mired in controversy. They were marginalized by their own as ineffective. Good riddance when Howard was termed out and Bilbray was defeated by a DEMOCRAT!
Morrow proudly serves as the ONLY CHAIR of a Senate committee (in a Democrat-controlled legislature) - the Veterans Committee (he is a proud former Marine; a JAG officer who vigorously prosecuted cases of crime and fraud.) Until this year, his last because of term limits, he served as the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee and still serves as Vice Chair of Energy. As a member of the JLAC (Joint Legislative Audit Committee) he is responsible for recommending audits of government agencies - his most recent request for audit being that of the OHV division of State Parks. An avid Off-roader himself, Morrow was personally concerned and requested the recently completed audit showing major misappropriation and misspending of OHV dollars for habitat instead of what the monies were for: maintenance and expansinon of OHV recreation areas around the state.
Morrow has been the go-to person throughout his 14-year state legislative career to author, co-sponsor and get bills passed. He is the one the NRA and CRPA goes to for "floor drills" to defeat looney anti-gun legislation.
Neither Howard nor Bilbray have "Clean Backgrounds" but Morrow does, because, you see his personal and political integrity come directly from his responsiblity to his faith in God and His Word - that's exactly why he is also 100% pro-life because he believes that life begins at conception and has dedicated his life to being a voice for those who have no voice - the unborn and also for the born - the abused children, the elderly and the infirm.
"Understanding of the Issues That Require Attention" - Well, I've said plenty on that already but there's so much more.
Just because Morrow is a decent gentleman who will not lie or twist the truth does not mean that he can't win. His record and those who highly esteem him speak for themselves.
As for the other "unknowns" in the race: Exactly my point, they are unknown. They can SAY anything. Morrow has been there for all of us on all the issues we care about and HE GETS THE JOB DONE without polarizing people.
If you don't vote for Morrow, you are part of the problem, not part of the solution!
Bring integrity and a proven fighter to Congress: VOTE BILL MORROW!

16 posted on 04/06/2006 3:10:11 PM PDT by Carrie Greene
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To: Carrie Greene
Thank you for your insight. I think if we all bring what we know to the table, we'll vote for the right candidate.

I certainly think we all learn more on FR than any other sources of info.

17 posted on 04/06/2006 5:09:47 PM PDT by NordP (I've seen enough "24" to know there are many things a President cannot talk about, yet must do.)
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To: everyone

Howard's the man!

Only a few days to go ...

18 posted on 04/06/2006 11:03:49 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws.")
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To: Carrie Greene

You say: Morrow "gets the job done without polarizing people."

I say: Much of "the job" IS to "polarize people." !!!!!!!

19 posted on 04/06/2006 11:05:36 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws.")
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To: California Patriot

If you think polarizing people is "much of the job" then you are in the cadre of the ineffective, marginalized, never get anything done crowd. You and the ineffective Kaloogian deserve each other.
Also, if Howard really thinks he is "God-anointed" (as he has publicly stated) for this seat, then he wouldn't have had to lie his way with endorsements etc. as he has done from day one! Many people showed up on his endorsement list that didn't know they were there! For example, the Center for Reclaiming America as a non-profit can't endorse but he put them there anyway. If he is "anointed" he wouldn't have had to try to trash his "friend" and mentor Bill Morrow at every opportunity. What a disingenuous slug!

Morrow has never sacrificed his conservative, pro-life, anti-illegal immigration, anti-homosexual agenda principles to get the job done. His integrity and accountability to his God, his family and his country cannot be impugned.

For good solid, verifiable endorsements of Bill Morrow go to:

20 posted on 04/07/2006 10:42:52 AM PDT by Carrie Greene
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