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NRA endorses Thad Cochran (Gun Owners of America endorsed McDaniel)
msbusiness.com ^ | 3/25/14

Posted on 03/25/2014 9:37:12 AM PDT by cotton1706

, Mississippi – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran has announced that he has been endorsed for reelection by the National Rifle Association (NRA).

“The Second Amendment is a pillar of freedom upon which our great nation was built,” Senator Cochran said. “My pledge to the people of Mississippi is to continue supporting our gun rights, and to keep fighting any efforts that infringe on our Constitutional right to bear arms. I am honored by the support of the National Rifle Association and I appreciate their support of my campaign.”

Chris Cox, Chairman of the NRA, cited Cochran’s “A+” rating from the organization, stating that highest rating is, “Reserved for legislators not only with an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.”

Cox also noted Senator Cochran’s seniority and influence on the Appropriations Committee as a valuable tool in the fight against the Obama Administration’s gun control agenda:

“You prevented taxpayer funds from being used for gun control and anti-gun studies, while also cutting red tape for law abiding gun owners adversely impacted by arbitrary policies put in place by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms,” said Cox.

(Excerpt) Read more at msbusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; elections
We've got dueling groups all over the place this year. The NRSC vs the Senate Conservatives Fund, the GOA vs. the NRA, etc.
1 posted on 03/25/2014 9:37:12 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

NRA = GOP-e/Rino GOA=TEA PARTY!


2 posted on 03/25/2014 9:38:35 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: cotton1706

This NRA member will support McDaniel. A few years ago the NRA got chummy with Harry Ried.


3 posted on 03/25/2014 9:39:00 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

“A few years ago the NRA got chummy with Harry Ried.”

Yes I remember that. I never trusted them after that.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 9:43:48 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: US Navy Vet

Oh give me a break...The NRA is not a Gop-e group...Good grief, if anyone disagrees with anything—policy, stratgey, tactics, candidate...some freepers go straight to the RINO card...ya’ll play the rino card as much as some liberals play the race card and its getting old....


5 posted on 03/25/2014 9:44:08 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: cotton1706

IMHO, the NRA should never make endorsements, but only provide objective “scorecards” accompanied by a gentle reminder to the membership to do due diligence like their next firearms purchase depended on it.


6 posted on 03/25/2014 9:44:09 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("Why do we go to Iowa? Because that's where the suckers are.")
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To: cotton1706
As a rule, the NRA will support any pro-gun incumbent, regardless of thier views on ANY other subject.
As long as Harry Reid didn't push anti-gun legislation, the NRA would support him over ANYONE.
The NRA is successful because they are strictly a one-issue group, whereas most of us weigh many different things when looking at candidates.

The NRA is VERY good at that one thing - bringing a lot of weight to the 2nd Amendment fight. Period.

7 posted on 03/25/2014 9:47:20 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Tulane
The NRA is not a Gop-e group.

That's right. Sometimes, the NRA endorses leftist democrats.

8 posted on 03/25/2014 9:49:20 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Psalm 73

As a rule, the NRA will support any pro-gun incumbent, regardless of thier views on ANY other subject.
As long as Harry Reid didn’t push anti-gun legislation, the NRA would support him over ANYONE.
The NRA is successful because they are strictly a one-issue group, whereas most of us weigh many different things when looking at candidates.
The NRA is VERY good at that one thing - bringing a lot of weight to the 2nd Amendment fight. Period.
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My thoughts exactly.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 9:49:27 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: US Navy Vet

A few years ago GOA had Fred Thompson listed as an anti-gun RINO too.

At times they wander off into nutball territory.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 9:52:34 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Psalm 73
Here's your NRA "A" rated, endorsed "pro-gun" (spit) incumbent:

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12 posted on 03/25/2014 9:52:49 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: US Navy Vet

I think you need to calm down a bit. Tulane disagreed with you (rightly I think) and you respond with a personal attack?


13 posted on 03/25/2014 9:53:40 AM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: Psalm 73

“As long as Harry Reid didn’t push anti-gun legislation, the NRA would support him over ANYONE.”

Then they are total fools and should not be paid attention to in any case. Anybody with a brain could see what would happen. Then NRA helped Reid get reelected, then he pushed anti-gun legislation.


14 posted on 03/25/2014 9:55:11 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Beagle8U

Fred was NOTHING more than a Patsy for MacPain!


15 posted on 03/25/2014 9:55:23 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Lol...truth hurts I guess...You Navy guys always were a little more touchy than us infantry...


16 posted on 03/25/2014 9:55:41 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: US Navy Vet

JimRob wouldn’t endorse an anti-gun RINO.

You’re wandering off into nutball land too.


17 posted on 03/25/2014 9:58:12 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Psalm 73
The NRA is VERY good at that one thing.

The NRA is also very good at sending out renewal notices to its members claiming that "your membership is about to expire" even though it damn well knows that there is still a year or two left on the membership cycle.

18 posted on 03/25/2014 9:59:44 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: cotton1706

I quit the NRA some years ago over their endorsement of Congress Ragen here in Wisconsin. That was the biggest idiot in government, that is before Oblabba.


19 posted on 03/25/2014 10:00:39 AM PDT by JayAr36 (When an American dies Obama lies. And lies, and lies and lies forever.)
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To: cotton1706

Did that legislation pass?

I don’t always agree with the NRA’s endorsements...see Reid and Manchin...but give them credit, in terms of denfending the second amendment, they are extremely successful...After that catastrophe in Connecticut, the Democratic gun grabbers still couldn’t get gun control legislation passed the Democratic Senate...that’s pretty good work imho...


20 posted on 03/25/2014 10:02:58 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: Psalm 73

The NRA is VERY good at that one thing - bringing a lot of weight to the 2nd Amendment fight “while often abrogating the efforts of other groups who oppose those same candidates who then turn around and stab both the goals of the NRA and the other constitutionalists in the political back”. Period.

There, fixed it for you. You can spell nuclear option, can’t you?


21 posted on 03/25/2014 10:03:49 AM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War")
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To: Tulane

“Did that legislation pass?”

No it didn’t, in large part due to the NRA’s efforts. Thad Cochran is one of the types that help Reid get such odious bills through cloture. They should just refrain from endorsing people.


22 posted on 03/25/2014 10:11:01 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: NorthMountain
Is that Manchin?
At that time he had voted consistently pro-gun - I know that had changed, and now I don't think you'll see them give him an "A" rating.
WE know that a Demoncrat is a natural liar, but that's another discussion.
23 posted on 03/25/2014 10:14:16 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: cotton1706

Scorecard vs endorsements...agree with the scorecard approach...

Though, I know some people (inlaws) that put a great deal of stock into NRA endorsements...I assume they are not alone, and the candidates know this...It’s one tool the NRA can use to hammer candidates/lawmakers when they need to.


24 posted on 03/25/2014 10:15:44 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: cotton1706
"Then NRA helped Reid get reelected, then he pushed anti-gun legislation."

You may think them fools, but they are at any rate consistent - if a Pol is pro-gun he can expect the NRA to support him, as soon as they double-cross, then the support stops.

25 posted on 03/25/2014 10:17:12 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Labyrinthos
"The NRA is also very good at sending out renewal notices...."

Oh, stop. They're running a business - I re-up two months before it expires - "Rifleman" is a great magazine.

26 posted on 03/25/2014 10:19:18 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73
That is Manchin, and his "pro-gun" record was weak, and he very predictably stabbed gun-owners in the back.

NRA should not endorse democrats.

Firearms. We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans' Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements—like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole—so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few.

NO democrat is to be trusted on this topic. Not a single one. Their written, published party platform is explicit tyranny. You see it before you, in black and white, straight from the horse's orifice. Joe Manchin did exactly as his party platform required. For NRA not to expect this, for NRA to endorse him ... TWICE ... is completely inexcusable.

27 posted on 03/25/2014 10:20:21 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Manly Warrior
"You can spell nuclear option, can’t you?"

Can you follow one train of thought?
I'm not an NRA cheerleader, I'm just explaining why they do what they do - it's not really confusing, unless you can't follow along.

28 posted on 03/25/2014 10:22:24 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73
Oh, stop. They're running a business - I re-up two months before it expires - "Rifleman" is a great magazine.

I have no problem with the NRA trying to get members to renew a mere two months before the expiration of their membership. However, the NRA's standard practice is to send renewal notices with a new membership card a year or two ahead of the expiration date. For example, my current three year membership expires in March, 2015. Yet, in January, 2013 and again in January, 2014, I received multiple mailings from the NRA telling me that my membership was about to expire and urging me to renew ASAP. Indeed, the NRA has pulled this renewal stunt for as long as I can remember. Although I am sharp enough not to fall for this crap, I can assure you that there are many elderly people and people who are just too busy to notice who fall victim to this scheme.

29 posted on 03/25/2014 10:47:21 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: US Navy Vet

Against who?

Mitt Romney?


30 posted on 03/25/2014 2:16:30 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: cotton1706

The GOA website gives Cochran an “A” so I’m pleasantly surprised that they endorsed McDaniel.


31 posted on 03/31/2014 5:34:02 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: cotton1706

The NRA almost always endorses the incumbent unless they’re rabidly anti-gun. Is there any way we can get them to change this? Is there a certain group within the NRA that decides on endorsements?


32 posted on 06/25/2014 3:54:54 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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