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NRA ENDORSES MCCONNELL IN KENTUCKY GOP PRIMARY
AP/Breitbart | 4/11/2014 | staff

Posted on 04/11/2014 3:03:52 PM PDT by bkopto

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell now has an endorsement to go with his gun.

The National Rifle Association's political action committee announced Friday it has endorsed McConnell in the May 20 Republican primary. McConnell made headlines last month when he appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference waving a rifle over his head. The rifle was a lifetime achievement award McConnell presented to U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.

In a news release, NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris Cox called McConnell a true champion of the Second Amendment.

Likely Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes mocked McConnell, saying he was holding the gun wrong and tweeted: "KY women do it better."

The Gun Owners of America has endorsed McConnell's GOP primary challenger Matt....


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Kentucky; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: banglist; bevinsaloser; chriscox; kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mitchmcconnell; nra; nwonra; oklahoma; screwthenra; tomcoburn; trojanhorse
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1 posted on 04/11/2014 3:03:52 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Oops. Here’s the link:

http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/ap_db43257c855149dd86943b74c10ed9ec


2 posted on 04/11/2014 3:04:34 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: bkopto

epic fail.


3 posted on 04/11/2014 3:04:44 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: bkopto

Misfire.


4 posted on 04/11/2014 3:06:00 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: bkopto

I haven’t had an issue of American Rifleman delivered in about two years.

Coincidentally, it was about the time the NRA cossied(SP?) up to Harry Reid to get the shooting complex in Vegas over the finish line.

Principle counts? Sometimes.


5 posted on 04/11/2014 3:06:42 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: bkopto

6 posted on 04/11/2014 3:07:06 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: bkopto

Gun Owners of America

1. McConnell voted to fund ObamaCare and other anti-gun measures.
2. McConnell opposed Rand Paul’s attempts to nix the registration of gun records. On May 26, 2011, the U.S. Senate defeated an amendment offered by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to protect the privacy of gun owners.
3. McConnell supported the Cover-up Protection Act. On June 29, 2011, the Senate voted to pass S. 679, the Cover-Up Protection Act, by a vote of 79-20.
4. McConnell opposed defunding anti-gun ObamaCare (first filibuster).
5. McConnell opposed defunding anti-gun ObamaCare (second filibuster).
6. McConnell opposed defunding anti-gun ObamaCare (final passage).

https://gunowners.org/state2242014a.htm


7 posted on 04/11/2014 3:08:14 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: bkopto
Blunders and errors. Doh!
8 posted on 04/11/2014 3:09:39 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: bkopto

This seriously makes me want to not renew!!


9 posted on 04/11/2014 3:09:41 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: bkopto

Yeah, I got the post card in the mail inviting me. Had to resist the temptation to call and say something rude.

They are all whores, just a matter of finding the right price.

They’re whores, they’re screwing me, and somehow I just don’t find it pleasurable.


10 posted on 04/11/2014 3:09:43 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: bkopto

And why does this surprise Freepers? The NRA endorsed Harry Dingbat’ Reid for crying out loud. Ah, who cares. I’ll get into another flame war with the Freeper NRA ass-slurpers...


11 posted on 04/11/2014 3:11:32 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: bkopto
Chris Cox

Sure. Former GOP House of Representatives from California, and former head of the SEC.

He's as GOPe as they come.

-PJ

12 posted on 04/11/2014 3:13:53 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: bkopto

Such a pathetic fail. Mitch has undermined gun rights.


13 posted on 04/11/2014 3:13:58 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: bkopto

And THIS is why I dropped my NRA membership and donations several years ago. They will endorse AND PROMOTE the most liberal incumbent if that incumbent votes for the 2nd amendment side of several selected votes. The NRA pays no mind to the fact that they are supporting someone who will allow anti-2nd amendment activists to be approved for high level LIFETIME federal judicial appointments—including to the Supreme Court.


14 posted on 04/11/2014 3:14:15 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: bkopto

Wait, what? Why? Dumb.


15 posted on 04/11/2014 3:17:38 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: House Atreides

We dropped them several years ago when they endorsed Chet Edwards, Nancy Pelosi’s pet Texan.


16 posted on 04/11/2014 3:17:39 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

How did he vote on the last two Supreme Ct appointments.


17 posted on 04/11/2014 3:19:27 PM PDT by aimhigh (John 14:21)
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To: bkopto

The NRA needs to stay out of GOP primaries!


18 posted on 04/11/2014 3:21:14 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: bkopto
Anyone surprised? The NRA, while a great organization for shooting clubs, classes, etc., is just not that strong on natural rights. They'd negotiate our RKBA down to the bare "Fudd" minimum. I'm still a member, but disappointed.

Which is why I also belong to GOA and JPFO, and my state gun rights organization, Bama Carry.

19 posted on 04/11/2014 3:23:13 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: JaguarXKE
This seriously makes me want to not renew!!

I decided some months ago that when my membership runs out this year, that's it. I'm going over to Gun Owners of America. The NRA does not represent my political viewpoints.

20 posted on 04/11/2014 3:23:15 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: max americana; All

No flame war with me Max. The NRA has as a board member, you read that right....a board member!!!, (and has had for a long time), an operative involved with the Muslim Brotherhood and also a VERY heavy hitter for the Muslim terrorist front group, C.A.I.R.............Grover Norquist. This/their endorsement is just more proof that the NRA is not what some believe it to be.


21 posted on 04/11/2014 3:27:57 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: bkopto

Extortion??????


22 posted on 04/11/2014 3:30:52 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Sir they are not whores, whores like sex and do it for free, these people are prostitutes.......hope I cleared this up for you.....we don’t want to give whores a bad name...


23 posted on 04/11/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: x1stcav

That’s when I quit


24 posted on 04/11/2014 3:37:12 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: stockpirate

You’re confusing whores with sluts. Whores and prostitutes are the same thing.


25 posted on 04/11/2014 3:37:23 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: JaguarXKE

Gun Owners of America, they stand on principles.


26 posted on 04/11/2014 3:37:39 PM PDT by nomad
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3131739/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3001635/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3001809/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3134526/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3081212/posts


27 posted on 04/11/2014 3:38:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Plus the JPFO lapel pin makes liberal heads explode.


28 posted on 04/11/2014 3:38:33 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: bkopto

Regretably, the NRA endorses lousy candidates all the time. They are especially ready to endorse powerful politicians with lots of clout, pretty much regardless of what they stand for.


29 posted on 04/11/2014 3:38:48 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bobby.223

WOW - WOW this bears repeating::::::;

“No flame war with me Max. The NRA has as a board member, you read that right....a board member!!!, (and has had for a long time), an operative involved with the Muslim Brotherhood and also a VERY heavy hitter for the Muslim terrorist front group, C.A.I.R.............Grover Norquist. This/their endorsement is just more proof that the NRA is not what some believe it to be.”


30 posted on 04/11/2014 3:38:58 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: bkopto

http://www.gunowners.org/


31 posted on 04/11/2014 3:39:29 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Hugin

lol, at my age you may be right


32 posted on 04/11/2014 3:41:52 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: Cicero
Regretably, the NRA endorses lousy candidates all the time.

They support abortion, if it's done with a gun.

33 posted on 04/11/2014 3:42:16 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: bkopto

Click.

Click.

clickclickclickclick!


34 posted on 04/11/2014 3:46:57 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: bkopto; All
Didn't the NRA also "endorsed" Sen. "Dirty" Reid, too?..in his last election?
I guess it's logical, Reid wants to show-off his Mitch "the *itch" McConnell.
..anyone know when Pelosi brings out, SotH Johnny "Walker/*HIC!*" Boehmer.

35 posted on 04/11/2014 3:48:33 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: stockpirate

It is the reason I left ‘em 5 years ago when I found out about it. When I called to confirm if it was true, (Hoping it was not), and questioned an rep/agent of theirs, I heard this exact reply: “Sir, the NRA does not care what it’s board members do on their own time”. End quote. Nice huh? GOA for me!!


36 posted on 04/11/2014 3:51:31 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: stockpirate

I became a lifer of the NRA back in 94. Hasn’t done a bit of good.


37 posted on 04/11/2014 3:52:48 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: bkopto

Here we go again. Should the NRA examine the broader spectrum of candidate issues or be constrained to the 2nd Amendment?

Arg.


38 posted on 04/11/2014 3:54:16 PM PDT by SgtHooper
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To: SgtHooper

Ok, I am done with NRA contributions. PERIOD!! No mas.


39 posted on 04/11/2014 3:56:04 PM PDT by SgtHooper
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To: bkopto
Crap.

5.56mm

40 posted on 04/11/2014 3:58:54 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: bkopto

Just when they get it right, they break it.


41 posted on 04/11/2014 3:59:05 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bkopto

Bevin threw himself under the bus. I really don’t see an alternative for NRA, or anybody else. The cockfighting thing pretty well did it for Bevin.


42 posted on 04/11/2014 4:00:56 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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There’s no good guy in that race. Matt Bevin is a pro-amnesty phony.


43 posted on 04/11/2014 4:05:03 PM PDT by montag813
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To: max americana

I could be mistaken, but I believe that ultimately the NRA decided not to endorse Reid. Still, endorsing McConnell is bad enough. (I am not an NRA member, by the way.)


44 posted on 04/11/2014 4:07:01 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: bkopto

Wow

NRA needs to wake up


45 posted on 04/11/2014 4:27:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: clintonh8r

You are not wrong. But as they say, a lie goes around the world before the truth gets it’s pants on. And no matter how many times they are corrected some folks just keep repeating the old lie.


46 posted on 04/11/2014 4:36:04 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: bkopto

The NRA is about as useless as most anything else now.


47 posted on 04/11/2014 4:39:17 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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http://madisonproject.com/2013/11/mitch-mcconnells-inconsistent-record-on-gun-rights/
48 posted on 04/11/2014 4:48:13 PM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: bkopto

Years ago, I joined the NRA as a life member.

Their present political agenda is why I now throw all of their requests for money in the trash can.

And I no longer read their mag.


49 posted on 04/11/2014 5:04:50 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: bkopto

And tonight I will send my check to several other gun owner organizations.


50 posted on 04/11/2014 5:06:43 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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