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Why hasn't Rick Perry filled out his Second Amendment Questionnaire
GOA via email | Dec 22, 2011 | Tim Macy

Posted on 12/22/2011 2:55:46 PM PST by ASA Vet

Gun Owners of America has sent a Second Amendment Questionnaire to every Presidential candidate for this election year. We've gotten them back from several of the candidates -- even Newt Gingrich, after I met with him earlier this month to ask why he hadn't sent his back. But we haven't received one from either Rick Perry or Mitt Romney.

The fact that Romney is not getting his questionnaire back is understandable, since he has been all over the map on gun ownership. Recently he's sounding pro-gun, but his history is anything but that. Rick Perry, however, has a solid record on the Second Amendment as Governor of Texas, so why isn’t he getting his questionnaire back to GOA? I have to believe this is a campaign staff decision, which is a bad decision at best. Perry already has a good record, so why not fill it out so we can know where he stands on issues specific to the presidency?

Newt Gingrich was far from perfect on the Second Amendment when he was Speaker of the House, and he still falters on background checks, but at least he gave GOA his answers and signed our questionnaire. You have to respect him for that.

I have personally had contact four times with Perry staff who all said they would get it done and back to GOA right away, but so far it's been lip service and no questionnaire.

Bottom line -- come on Rick, send GOA a completed and signed questionnaire so gun owners across the country can get a more complete picture of your views.

Please encourage Rick Perry to return the GOA questionnaire by calling

Sincerely,
Tim Macy
Vice Chairman


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; openborders; perry; questionnaire
Email from GOA received a few minutes ago.
1 posted on 12/22/2011 2:55:50 PM PST by ASA Vet
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To: ASA Vet

Questionnaires sent to candidates really irritate me.

Is someone can lie through a job application, a candidate can lie through a questionnaire.


2 posted on 12/22/2011 2:58:34 PM PST by TheZMan (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2794639/posts)
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To: ASA Vet

Ron Paul org, essentially. Why would Perry need to respond?


3 posted on 12/22/2011 2:59:07 PM PST by TitansAFC (I will never, EVER, under any circumstance, EVER support Ron Paul over ANYBODY.)
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To: ASA Vet; Eaker

He was too busy blasting coyotes to bother with it.


4 posted on 12/22/2011 3:00:18 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: TitansAFC
"Why would Perry need to respond?"

Because he's already pissed off enough Conservatives with his La Raza bullcrap.

5 posted on 12/22/2011 3:02:12 PM PST by Godebert
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To: ASA Vet

There is NO QUESTION that Rick has always supported both the 2nd Amendment and the 10th Amendment of the Constitution...............

Not necessary to have him fill our a “form”.


6 posted on 12/22/2011 3:03:34 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: ASA Vet

I’d like to know if there is some specific question they need an answer to? I take a dim view to questionnaires/signed pledges for candidates as well.


7 posted on 12/22/2011 3:07:00 PM PST by Spirit of Liberty (Give 'em hell, Herman!)
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To: ASA Vet

8 posted on 12/22/2011 3:09:52 PM PST by ph12321 (We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ASA Vet

What BS. I hate the organizations that spout about this. While I am not a supporter of Perry, I can fathom a guess that his stance is slightly more pro gun than Mitt.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 3:31:53 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: ASA Vet

hey have been described by Congressman Ron Paul as “The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington.” This quote from Paul has long been displayed front and center on the homepage of the Gun Owners of America website, and Paul was the only 2008 Presidential candidate to gain an A+ rating from Gun Owners of America.[5]

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NOW WHY WOULD PERRY GIVE THIS BUNCH A SECOND THOUGHT.

Their members spend their time smearing him. So who cares what they send out.

They belong to skeletor.


10 posted on 12/22/2011 3:33:00 PM PST by marty60
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To: ASA Vet

They’re ALL “pro-Second Amendment” - until they get into the White House.


11 posted on 12/22/2011 3:34:31 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: ph12321

OMG!!!! HE LIKES THE ‘ASSAULT RIFLES’!!!! AND SUPPRESSORS!!!


12 posted on 12/22/2011 3:37:03 PM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: TheZMan

Funny that Macy guy is one of their listed heads. So he sent out an e-mail to himself. Too Funny.


13 posted on 12/22/2011 3:37:49 PM PST by marty60
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To: ASA Vet
Perry is a solid A+, no doubt in my mind.

Perry has been very pro 2A—recently he signed the bill that stopped employers from prohibiting CHL holders from keeping handguns in their cars, and Perry supported the bill that would have allowed CHL holders to carry at universities (Straus, the liberal Texas speaker of the house, never let the bill come up for vote in the Texas House, even though it passed all committees and the Senate).

14 posted on 12/22/2011 3:49:04 PM PST by Stat-boy
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To: ASA Vet

Anita hasn’t had a chance to look it over, yet.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 3:58:12 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: ASA Vet

Perry probably now pro-Second Amendment....before he was anti-2d Amendment

Kinda like when he is now pro- 10th Amendment...before he was anti-10th Amendment with his NAFTA Superhighway nonsense


16 posted on 12/22/2011 4:10:41 PM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: RealImmigrant; humblegunner
Perry probably now pro-Second Amendment....before he was anti-2d Amendment

Please provide proof n00bie.

17 posted on 12/22/2011 6:05:35 PM PST by Eaker (Nothing even remotely praising Romney should be posted because one should stick to the truth.)
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To: ASA Vet

2nd Amendment? Rick’s still trying to get his head around the Preamble.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 6:17:19 PM PST by TADSLOS (Rick Perry- The Double Dipping il Duce. He'll overhaul congress and make the trains run on time.)
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To: ASA Vet

I don’t know why he wouldn’t fill out the form. It’s not hard to do, and I think it would help him. I’m not worried about his answers, but there’s no harm in filling out this form.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 6:44:17 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ASA Vet

Why does the GOA deserve to get their questionnaire back?


20 posted on 12/22/2011 7:04:17 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: RealImmigrant

Lame


21 posted on 12/22/2011 7:06:36 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: ASA Vet

But intriguingly...

Rick Perry: A Near-perfect Gun Record as Governor of Texas
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 08:15

http://gunowners.org/rickperry-2012.htm


22 posted on 12/22/2011 7:11:28 PM PST by magritte
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To: ASA Vet

But intriguingly...

Rick Perry: A Near-perfect Gun Record as Governor of Texas
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 08:15

http://gunowners.org/rickperry-2012.htm


23 posted on 12/22/2011 7:11:38 PM PST by magritte
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To: RealImmigrant

RealImmigrant? Where did you immigrate from...DU to the FreeRepublic?

BTW...Perry has done more for Texas border security than the Feds. Try lurking FR for a few years before posting. You’re exposing your stupidity far too early in the game.


24 posted on 12/22/2011 10:28:29 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: RealImmigrant

RealImmigrant showing Realignorance.


25 posted on 12/23/2011 6:07:46 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: ASA Vet
He's the only candidate running who has had a gun named for him for god's sake.

Ruger .380 True Texan Coyote Special

Rick Perry Ruger

How Does Rick Perry Relax? By Shooting Off Sniper Rifles. ‘It’s My Golf’

Gov. Perry Teaches Me To Shoot

For some reason my buddy Melissa never told me she had this video of Gov. Rick Perry teaching me to shoot his Ruger last year (the one he shot the coyote with!). This is just too cool. I’ll say this about Gov. Perry. He is a down to earth guy. It wasn’t just me that he taught to shoot his gun that day. It was about 6 or 7 other Texas bloggers. I’ve had quite a few opportunities like this with the Governor because he is so willing to be with us regular folks. He spends a lot of time getting to know the person he’s speaking with as well. The bloggers that he invited to shoot with him were not some big time writers. We were just regular people who decided to get involved in the political process in order to make a difference in our country. Perry didn’t have to spend time with us or even invite us. If it were good media he was looking for, he could have invited hundreds of other professional writers with a lot more readership than ours.

26 posted on 12/23/2011 12:38:57 PM PST by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: ASA Vet

Seriously, who expects an Aggie to read snd write?


27 posted on 12/23/2011 12:43:59 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: edpc
It appears Anita doesn't have a problem with guns or hunting.


28 posted on 12/23/2011 12:45:10 PM PST by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: CajunConservative

That doesn’t surprise me. She didn’t have a problem with him running for prez, either....but she had to tell him to do it first.


29 posted on 12/23/2011 12:50:08 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc
I was just making light of your dumb jab that's all. It's been mentioned that this org is a PaulTard affiliated outfit so that may be the reason they didn't get the questionnaire back. The fact is that Perry is the most pro 2A advocate running.

Perry sharing a tender moment with his young son Griffin. This issue is really the dumbest one to attack Perry on since the man really does like his guns. ;)

30 posted on 12/23/2011 1:03:27 PM PST by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: ASA Vet
Candidates shouldn't fill out any of these goofy questionnaires. They are just a way for organizations to try to muscle their way into campaigns; screaming “look at me, I'm important; fill out my questionnaire”.

It's the same way with the evangelical groups here in Iowa. They desperately want to be seen as important; and the “gatekeeper” for certain issues.
Well they are not important. The candidates can speak for themselves, and I will think for myself.
Perry doesn't have to fill out a groups questionnaire; pretty clear where he stands with gun rights.

31 posted on 12/23/2011 1:12:47 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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