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Thompson Campaign Announces Sportsmen for Fred Steering Committee
Fred08.com ^ | November 24, 2007 | Friends of Fred Thompson Staff

Posted on 11/24/2007 12:43:49 PM PST by Josh Painter

McLean, VA - Today the Fred Thompson campaign announced its Sportsmen for Fred Thompson leadership and steering committee. Iowa State Representative and NRA Board Member Clel Baudler, Gerald Stoudemire, Michael Bane, Bill Bunting, and Lee Ann Tarducci will serve as Co-Chairs of Sportsmen for Fred Thompson.

Clel Baudler has represented the 58th district of Iowa in the state legislature since 1998. He currently sits on the Judiciary, Natural Resources and Oversight committees and is the ranking member of the Public Safety Committee. A retired state trooper, State Representative Baudler also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association.

"Fred Thompson has been an unapologetic supporter of the Second Amendment throughout his career and I am honored to be on his team. He is somebody that Second Amendment supporters, hunters, and sportsmen will have as an ally in the White House," said Iowa State Representative and NRA Board Member Clel Baudler. "He has the experience, commitment to conservative principles and understanding of the rule of law that we need leading this nation."

Gerald Stoudemire is a 15-year member and current President of the Gun Owners of South Carolina. The owner of a gun store in Little Mountain, SC, Stoudemire is a NRA Benefactor Member. He has served the Little Mountain community for over 40 years as a volunteer firefighter, including 22 years as the Volunteer Fire Chief.

"I am so pleased to be serving as Co-Chair of Sportsmen for Fred," said Gerald Stoudemire. "Fred Thompson can be trusted on the Second Amendment. He is the only candidate with a consistent record that reflects an understanding of the protection provided under the Second Amendment, and will go to the mat to defend it. I am pleased to offer my support to his campaign and will do everything I can to help Fred win."

Michael Bane is in his eighth season as the host of Shooting Gallery, one of the highest rated shows on the Outdoor Channel. He is the founder and executive producer of Down Range Television, the largest firearms-oriented community website that receives more than 250,000 individual viewers per month. The owner of the Michael Bane Blog, he is a contributor to Outdoor Life Magazine. Bane is the author of 21 books and has been chronicled in numerous publications including Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, and Men's Health.

"The so-called 'gun culture' is in fact the mainstream culture of America, and Fred Thompson is the only candidate who understands that simple truth," said Michael Bane. "Through our license fees, our purchases and our contributions, we represent billions of dollars in annual commerce; through our willingness to accept personal responsibility for our safety, we have seen our fellow citizens benefit as crime rates have fallen across our country; through our resolute belief in the Founders' intentions, we have moved toward a better, stronger America. Fred Thompson understands these things because he is more than a candidate...he is one of us."

"I am so honored to have the support of these leading 2nd Amendment advocates, hunters, sportsmen and gun collectors from across the country," said Senator Fred Thompson. "These folks know the real effect of gun control measures is to place onerous restrictions on law-abiding citizens who use firearms for legal activities such as hunting, self-defense, sport-shooting, and collecting. I am committed to fighting for the rights assured to law abiding citizens under the Second Amendment."

Senator Thompson visited with voters today at the Land of the Sky Gun Show in Ladson, South Carolina.

The Sportsmen for Fred Thompson Steering Committee includes:

National Co-Chairs Clel Baudler (Iowa), Iowa State Representative and National Rifle Association Board Member Gerald Stoudemire (South Carolina), President, Gun Owners of South Carolina Bill Bunting (Florida), Chairman, Governor Charlie Christ's Second Amendment Rights Coalition Lee Ann Tarducci (South Carolina), Board Member and Operations Director, Second Amendment Sisters of South Carolina Michael Bane (Colorado), Host and Producer of "Shooting Gallery" on The Outdoor Channel

Members:

South Carolina Kirkman Finlay, Columbia, South Carolina City Councilman

New Hampshire Stephen Lee, Endowment Member of the NRA (18+ years) and member of Gun Owners of America Paul Erhardt, Firearm Industry Executive

California Wally Beinfeld, Shows Director, Beinfeld Productions MB John Bianchi, Author, Blue Steel and Gun Leather

Tennessee Ronnie Barrett, Founder, Barrett Firearms Company Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Tennessee Lieutenant Governor

Texas Jerry Patterson, Texas Land Commissioner

Arizona Scott Moore, Firearm Industry Executive

*Affiliations listed are for identification purposes only


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; firearms; fredthompson; ginowners; gunowners; guns; rkba; sportsmen


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1 posted on 11/24/2007 12:43:51 PM PST by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

Guns and illegal immigration, taken together, can win the next election.


2 posted on 11/24/2007 12:45:28 PM PST by sourcery (If Hillary is the next President, she may also be the last.)
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To: Josh Painter

Can you imagine Hillary in a duck blind. You know its coming if she gets the nomination.


3 posted on 11/24/2007 12:48:32 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Join me for the Million Minutemen March --- Summer 2008!!)
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To: Sybeck1

If I see Hillary in a duck blind like that wack-job Kerry, acting like she’s a sportsman to get the NRA vote, I’ll be sick.


4 posted on 11/24/2007 12:51:53 PM PST by gpapa
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To: Josh Painter
"Fred Thompson has been an unapologetic supporter of the Second Amendment throughout his career and I am honored to be on his team. He is somebody that Second Amendment supporters, hunters, and sportsmen will have as an ally in the White House," said Iowa State Representative and NRA Board Member Clel Baudler. "He has the experience, commitment to conservative principles and understanding of the rule of law that we need leading this nation."

This augmented by the endorsement of Fred by the National Right to Life organization is a clear message that Fred isn't a political fence sitter!

He stands firmly on the "right" side of the fence and isn't afraid to.

5 posted on 11/24/2007 12:52:29 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sybeck1
Can you imagine Hillary in a duck blind.

With a stack of dishes for a weapon and ammo.

After all what's a duck without a Bill?

6 posted on 11/24/2007 12:58:03 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sybeck1

I think I read it here on FR about Hillary saying that she had been duck hunting before. If so, I’ll bet she has never passed a hunter safety course or purchased a license......which would make her......a poacher.


7 posted on 11/24/2007 1:01:40 PM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: 2nd Amendment

Ping


8 posted on 11/24/2007 1:02:00 PM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

ping!


9 posted on 11/24/2007 1:02:33 PM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Josh Painter
Hmmmm. Did I hear someone say NRA?

State Representative Baudler also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association.

Yup, I think I did! :)
10 posted on 11/24/2007 1:04:47 PM PST by papasmurf (FRed Thompson hasn't killed anyone, how many has yours killed???)
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To: sourcery
If you applied the former against the latter, there wouldn't be an immigration problem.


11 posted on 11/24/2007 1:10:56 PM PST by Viking2002 (Waterboarding the Left every chance I get.)
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To: Josh Painter

I think this will be more helpful than last week’s “Lawyers for Fred.”


12 posted on 11/24/2007 1:11:31 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Not a newbie, I just wanted a new screen name.)
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To: sourcery

Michael Bane was a great score for Team Thompson.

I recognize some of those other names, too. Fred has some firearms industry heavyweights on his side:

Ronnie Barrett, Founder, Barrett Firearms Company
Paul Erhardt, Firearm Industry Executive (SIGARMS)
Scott Moore (National Shooting Sports Foundation)
John Bianchi, Bianchi International (Holsters, Duty Belts)


13 posted on 11/24/2007 1:12:38 PM PST by Josh Painter ("Managers are people who leaders hire." - Fred Thompson)
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To: Sybeck1
What?!! I go duck hunting all the time.


14 posted on 11/24/2007 1:18:31 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Frankly, I think Fred and Hillary have been duck hunting an equal amount of times.


15 posted on 11/24/2007 1:22:32 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: All

Lee Ann Tarducci is our own freeper, 2nd Amendment Mama! Can we have a round of applause—LOL!


16 posted on 11/24/2007 1:24:01 PM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: basil
FRED THOMPSON - PRO-LIFE - 2ND AMENDMENT ADVOCATE - SECURE THE BORDERS - FEDERALIST - STRONG NATIONAL SECURITY ADVOCATE - PING!

This is great news. The tide is beginning to turn. Can you feel it? This election could truly be a Conservative victory for our Country. I have faith that Senator Fred Thompson will be our next President of the United States.

17 posted on 11/24/2007 1:32:02 PM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN "LAZY " GRANDMA FREEPER, and a LOYAL and DEDICATED FredHEAD!)
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To: sourcery
Guns and illegal immigration, taken together, can WILL win the next election.
If these aren't the primary issues, then all the others are moot.
18 posted on 11/24/2007 1:32:57 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: Bobbisox

FRED THOMPSON - PRO-LIFE - 2ND AMENDMENT ADVOCATE - SECURE THE BORDERS - FEDERALIST - STRONG NATIONAL SECURITY ADVOCATE - PING!

“This is great news. The tide is beginning to turn. Can you feel it? This election could truly be a Conservative victory for our Country. I have faith that Senator Fred Thompson will be our next President of the United States.”

Ditto!! GO FRED! Be sure to watch Fox News Sunday tomorrow as Fred will be on with Chris Wallace! :)


19 posted on 11/24/2007 1:45:04 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: seekthetruth
AND PRO-VETERANS AND PRO-TROOPS TO BOOT!!!

FRED VETS, SIGN UP TODAY AT:

20 posted on 11/24/2007 1:57:36 PM PST by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: seekthetruth
FoxNews thinks Fred’s campaign is dead! What do you think?

I have certainly seem some very good articles on Fred this week. Good endorsements from those in Iowa and South Carolina. When the numbers begin to change in Iowa, and they will (because we all know about Huckabee), and South Carolina (because Romney will soon take 2nd), New Hampshire will sit up and take notice. I think if you do extremely well in New Hampshire right now, you are a RINO.

Maybe even New Hampshire will take a second look to see if they can see what we here and in other primary states see. Fred Thompson is a leader and could very well lead our Country in the next Conservative revolution. He could bring both the House and Senate back into our control.

National Security and Homeland Security will be the primary issues in this campaign. Illegal immigration must be stopped and Fred Thompson has a good and workable plan to do just that.

Which candidate would you prefer to sit across from any world leader and negotiate? Hillary or Fred Thompson?

21 posted on 11/24/2007 2:02:44 PM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN "LAZY " GRANDMA FREEPER, and a LOYAL and DEDICATED FredHEAD!)
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To: Bobbisox

“FoxNews thinks Fred’s campaign is dead! What do you think?”

I believe Fred’s campaign has been growing steadily from the very beginning! It is scaring the MSM and all the other candidates. They are wondering how someone who entered the race late(in their minds)can be doing so well, raised lots of money and is now second in the national polls. What they forget is that Fred is the only candidate on either side who was drafted to run by thousands of people like you and me! Now as thousands more hear about Fred and look into his record and stands on the issues, they are coming out for Fred. I believe lots of folks will be surprised as Fred wins the Republican nomination with ease! GO FRED!


22 posted on 11/24/2007 2:15:33 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Bobbisox

BUMP!

:^)


23 posted on 11/24/2007 2:21:29 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Fred '08 Because our troops DESERVE BETTER than Mrs. Bill Clinton.)
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To: seekthetruth

You are exactly right!

The MSM will not be electing the next President, WE THE PEOPLE asked him to run, Fred Thompson, after much reflection, stood up, and WE THE PEOPLE will elect him as the next President.


24 posted on 11/24/2007 2:59:37 PM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN "LAZY " GRANDMA FREEPER, and a LOYAL and DEDICATED FredHEAD!)
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To: Dog Gone; wardaddy
Frankly, I think Fred and Hillary have been duck hunting an equal amount of times.

I don't know if it was ducks, but Wardaddy posted he had seen Fred at "bird hunts".

25 posted on 11/24/2007 3:15:43 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: All

Fred Thompson Charity Shoot Breaks Clays and Stereotypes

http://www.gunweek.com/2000/feature0810.html


26 posted on 11/24/2007 4:25:22 PM PST by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: Josh Painter

Fred Thompson on the 2nd Amendment:

I strongly support the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. Gun control is touted as a major crime-control measure. But some of the places with the strictest gun-control laws also have high violent-crime rates. Disarming law-abiding citizens does not prevent crime. The answer to violent crime is smart, effective, and aggressive law enforcement. The real effect of these gun-control measures is to place onerous restrictions on law-abiding citizens who use firearms for such legal activities as self-defense, sport-shooting, hunting, and collecting. I am committed to:

* Strictly enforcing existing laws and severely punishing violent criminals.
* Protecting the rights individual Americans enjoy under the Second Amendment.


27 posted on 11/24/2007 4:47:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: basil

Thanks for the ping!!! I’m absolutely honored to be on his Sportsmen for Fred Steering Committee.


28 posted on 11/24/2007 5:49:44 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Bobbisox

“The MSM will not be electing the next President, WE THE PEOPLE asked him to run, Fred Thompson, after much reflection, stood up, and WE THE PEOPLE will elect him as the next President.”

Right on! Don’t forget that Fred will be on Fox News Sunday tomorrow with Chris wallace at 9:00AM Eastern! GO FRED!:)


29 posted on 11/24/2007 5:56:32 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Prokopton; Dog Gone

Quail....and I know he has hunted dove near Lawrenceburg.

The hunt I went to was a benefit and was in Wilson county east of here

don’t know about bigger game ‘cept he was a bwana with the felines in his day

He has sponsored bird hunts here for years.


30 posted on 11/24/2007 8:25:42 PM PST by wardaddy (I'm praying for Fred......our only decent hope......)
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