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Chris W. Cox on Scott Walker’s Victory in Wisconsin Gubernatorial Recall Election
Ammoland ^ | 5 June, 2012 | Chris W. Cox, NRA

Posted on 06/06/2012 5:39:43 AM PDT by marktwain

FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- Thanks to your votes and efforts, Scott Walker has won the recall election for Governor in Wisconsin defeating rabidly anti-gun Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Scott Walker has proven his dedication to the Second Amendment by signing into law right-to-carry legislation, castle doctrine legislation, and the Hunting Heritage Act during his short tenure as Wisconsin’s chief executive. Scott Walker also supported statewide preemption of firearm laws and an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution guaranteeing the individual right to keep and bear arms. In contrast, Tom Barrett has a career-long “F” rating from NRA-PVF and has supported bans on commonly owned firearms, supported exposing hunters to prosecution, and has consistently opposed common sense self-defense legislation.

Your NRA was fully vested in this race with a comprehensive campaign that included tens of millions of online ads and hundreds of thousands of television, radio and print ads before today’s recall election. The media campaign was also supplemented by a concentrated advocacy and get-out-the-vote phone and mail program. All-in-all, almost two million pieces of advocacy mail were sent and phone calls made in this remarkable victory for freedom.

The NRA’s media campaign was complemented with a strong grassroots effort, utilizing field coordinators to conduct literature drops, canvassing and volunteer efforts across the state in the months before the election.

Together we made a difference in this race. But, as always, what mattered most in this race was your vote.

Thanks to gun owners in Wisconsin, one of the strongest pro-gun Governors in the country will continue working to support our fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

About: Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit: www.nra.org


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; election; nra; wi; wisconsinshowdown
The NRA publicly pushed for constitutional carry in Wisconsin. I wish I could be sure that they did so in their private conversations with the Wisconsin power structure.

It appears that the Democrats have a chance at taking the Senate, by one vote. It is very close, but they might do it. If they do, then it will be gridlock until November, at least.

1 posted on 06/06/2012 5:39:56 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Gridlock?
The Senate will not be in session until January 2013


2 posted on 06/06/2012 5:49:41 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: marktwain

Not much Demwits can do. Legislature reconvenes in Jan. 2013. Prior to that (Nov.2012) election will determine composition of WI Senate/House. Until then? Demwits in WI as useless as a eunuch in a Hong Kong whorehouse.


3 posted on 06/06/2012 5:53:44 AM PDT by donozark (The 7th Wisconsin had more men killed in battle than any other Union Regiment.)
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To: marktwain

It’s my understanding the WI Senate will NOT be in session until after the November elections, and that the chances of the Democrats holding that majority by one are quite slim.


4 posted on 06/06/2012 5:55:28 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: marktwain

Is the NRA still giving money to Harry Reid?


5 posted on 06/06/2012 5:56:59 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: bill1952; All

Thank you for the clarification.


6 posted on 06/06/2012 6:37:58 AM PDT by marktwain
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