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Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock's Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate...
NRA-ILA ^ | May 8, 2012 | Chris W. Cox

Posted on 05/09/2012 3:57:59 PM PDT by neverdem

Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock's Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary Election

Thanks to your votes, Richard Mourdock has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate in Indiana defeating 36-year incumbent, Sen. Richard Lugar. Since the 1990s, Sen. Lugar has become notorious for his zealous support of gun control schemes and his fervent anti-gun positions.

Your NRA was fully vested in this race with a comprehensive campaign that encompassed thousands of radio and television ads in the months before the today's primary election. This effort also included 600,000 web ads. The media campaign was also supplemented by a concentrated advocacy and get-out-the-vote phone and mail program. All in all, nearly 500,000 phone calls were made and nearly 700,000 pieces of mail were sent in this remarkable victory for freedom.

Together we made a difference in this race. But, as always, what mattered most in this race was your vote. Thanks to Indiana gun owners, one of the most anti-gun Senators will no longer be in the U.S. Senate. You can find more information at: http://www.nrapvf.org/elect-mourdock.aspx.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; chriscox; indiana; richardlugar; richardmourdock

1 posted on 05/09/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Nice! That was a pleasure to read.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 4:00:46 PM PDT by BRL
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To: neverdem

This is why I am a Life Member of the NRA.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 4:01:30 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: neverdem
Thanks to Indiana gun owners, one of the most anti-gun Senators will no longer be in the U.S. Senate.

If he fails to oppose advancing the UN Small Arms Treaty after a message from the voters like this one, he should be tried for treason and hanged.

4 posted on 05/09/2012 4:03:29 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: neverdem

The Lugar defeat was a huge victory for the Tea Party, NRA, and other conservative organizations. I would hazard to guess that Senator Hatch probably had a very sleepless night last night.

I like to remind fellow conservatives that both Lugar and Hatch did a few things important to conservatives that hopefully other conservatives will keep doing.

In Hatch’s case, he defended dietary and herbal supplements against the onslaughts of the drug companies that want to outlaw them, or put them under intolerable government controls.

There were several times when Hatch was almost alone in doing this, and it was probably one of the most important conservative things he did. Which is not much compared to what he should have done, but still important as a single thing.

The drug companies and the nanny-staters are still at it, however, and won’t stop until they have monopoly control over everything people want to consume, be it food or medicines.


5 posted on 05/09/2012 4:46:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: neverdem

Defeating Lugar is an act of common sense.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 5:08:29 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Carry_Okie
If he fails to oppose advancing the UN Small Arms Treaty after a message from the voters like this one, he should be tried for treason and hanged.

Given how RINOs behave, he'll probably spend the rest of the year giving conservatives the finger from the Senate floor.

7 posted on 05/09/2012 5:33:09 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: neverdem

Donate to Mourdock:

http://www.electmourdock.org/donate.aspx


8 posted on 05/09/2012 5:35:31 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: PapaBear3625

“Given how RINOs behave, he’ll probably spend the rest of the year giving conservatives the finger from the Senate floor.”
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He basically started the process with his non gracious concession speech.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 5:41:29 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Biggirl

Hit the road Luger, you Dick


10 posted on 05/09/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Carry_Okie
It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.

G.K. Chesterton

11 posted on 05/09/2012 6:45:25 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Cuttnhorse; PapaBear3625
PATRICK HENRY: This, sir, is my great objection to the Constitution, that there is no true responsibility — and that the preservation of our liberty depends on the single chance of men being virtuous enough to make laws to punish themselves.

[snip]

He continues about the ratification of treaties...

HENRY: In the country from which we are descended [Great Britain], they have real and not imaginary responsibility; for their mal-administration has cost their heads to some of the most saucy geniuses that ever were [Henry might have been thinking of Charles I]. The Senate, by making treaties, may destroy your liberty and laws for want of responsibility. Two thirds of those that shall happen to be present, can, with the President, make treaties that shall be the supreme law of the land; they may make the most ruinous treaties; and yet there is no punishment for them. Whoever shows me a punishment provided for them will oblige me.

Needless to say, he was exactly right.

12 posted on 05/09/2012 7:00:26 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Carry_Okie

The Punishment part is included in Amendment the 2nd.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 7:13:37 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: neverdem
Excellent news.

The NRA compiled a list of Senator Lugar's shameful anti-Second Amendment record at http://www.nrapvf.org/elect-mourdock.aspx:

Here are some of the highlights of Senator Lugar’s anti-gun record:
  • He voted to confirm both Elena Kagan, and Sonya Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, one of only four Republican Senators to vote for both. (Vote 262, 8/6/2009, and Vote 229, 8/5/2010) 
  • He voted to reinstate the ban on commonly owned semi-automatic rifles. (Vote 24, 03/02/2004). He voted for the original semi-automatic firearm ban. (Vote 375, 11/17/1993) 
  • He voted for passage of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) in 2004 only after the semi-auto ban and gun show regulations had been added to the bill, making it unacceptable. (Vote 30, 3/2/2004). In 2005, he also voted for PLCAA, but he also supported a gutting amendment that failed. (Vote 208, 7/28/2005)
  •  He voted for the Brady bill. (Vote 394, 11/20/1993) 
  • He voted for campaign finance reform. (Vote 64, 4/2/2001)
  • He voted for legislation to regulate gun shows out of existence. (Vote 111, 5/20/1999, Vote 134, 5/20/1999 and Vote 25, 3/2/2004)
  • He voted to ban the importation of standard capacity magazines. (Vote 240, 7/28/1998, Vote 116, 5/13/1999) 
  • He voted to mandate that a trigger lock be included with every handgun. (Vote 17, 2/26/2004) 
  • He voted against interstate right to carry reciprocity. (Vote 237, 7/22/2009) 
  • He voted against a bill to restore the Second Amendment rights to DC residents. (Vote 160, 2/26/2009) 
  • He voted to commend the "Million Mom March", which has called for gun registration, gun show restrictions, and the semi-auto ban. (Vote 104, 5/17/2000) 
  • He voted to ban using the Internet to list a firearms for sale for anyone other than licensed dealers. (Vote 119, 5/14/1999 He voted to ban hunting in the Mojave National Monument. (Vote 87, 4/12/1994)  

[I also note that whoever is updating Free Republic's software has added code removing attributes from the <table> tag. That means that I cannot use the "bg" attribute to specify a background color to highlight quotes.]

14 posted on 05/10/2012 1:38:36 AM PDT by snowsislander (Please, America, no more dog-eating Kenyan cokeheads in the Oval Office.)
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To: snowsislander
[Sorry, it's not "bg", it's "bgcolor" --- the excellent Free Republic software was simply saving me from my own HTML blunders. Let's try that post again...]

Excellent news.

The NRA compiled a list of Senator Lugar's shameful anti-Second Amendment record at http://www.nrapvf.org/elect-mourdock.aspx:

Here are some of the highlights of Senator Lugar’s anti-gun record:
  • He voted to confirm both Elena Kagan, and Sonya Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, one of only four Republican Senators to vote for both. (Vote 262, 8/6/2009, and Vote 229, 8/5/2010) 
  • He voted to reinstate the ban on commonly owned semi-automatic rifles. (Vote 24, 03/02/2004). He voted for the original semi-automatic firearm ban. (Vote 375, 11/17/1993) 
  • He voted for passage of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) in 2004 only after the semi-auto ban and gun show regulations had been added to the bill, making it unacceptable. (Vote 30, 3/2/2004). In 2005, he also voted for PLCAA, but he also supported a gutting amendment that failed. (Vote 208, 7/28/2005)
  •  He voted for the Brady bill. (Vote 394, 11/20/1993) 
  • He voted for campaign finance reform. (Vote 64, 4/2/2001)
  • He voted for legislation to regulate gun shows out of existence. (Vote 111, 5/20/1999, Vote 134, 5/20/1999 and Vote 25, 3/2/2004)
  • He voted to ban the importation of standard capacity magazines. (Vote 240, 7/28/1998, Vote 116, 5/13/1999) 
  • He voted to mandate that a trigger lock be included with every handgun. (Vote 17, 2/26/2004) 
  • He voted against interstate right to carry reciprocity. (Vote 237, 7/22/2009) 
  • He voted against a bill to restore the Second Amendment rights to DC residents. (Vote 160, 2/26/2009) 
  • He voted to commend the "Million Mom March", which has called for gun registration, gun show restrictions, and the semi-auto ban. (Vote 104, 5/17/2000) 
  • He voted to ban using the Internet to list a firearms for sale for anyone other than licensed dealers. (Vote 119, 5/14/1999 He voted to ban hunting in the Mojave National Monument. (Vote 87, 4/12/1994)  

15 posted on 05/10/2012 4:13:20 AM PDT by snowsislander (Please, America, no more dog-eating Kenyan cokeheads in the Oval Office.)
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To: snowsislander; george76; Jim Robinson
He voted against interstate right to carry reciprocity. (Vote 237, 7/22/2009)

This personifies why the GOPe thoroughly deserves to be called the stupid party. Lugar and former Senator Voinovich from Ohio voted no for for that Thune Amendment. They gave cover for any of so called pro Second Amendment rats to vote yes such as Mark Pryor from Arkansas, "Pennsylvania's Bob Casey and Colorado's Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, were said to have been willing to vote 'no' if necessary."

Gun-Shy

If Lugar and Voinovich voted yes, then the NRA and GOA ratings of two rats would have become worse.

16 posted on 05/10/2012 6:52:19 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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