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  • NRA Endorses State Senator Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin

    07/17/2018 1:35:03 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 27 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 17, 2017 | NRA Staff
    FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to announce its endorsement of state Sen. Leah Vukmir in the 2018 Republican U.S. Senate Primary in Wisconsin. “Vukmir’s record demonstrates her strong support for our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF. “We can count on Leah Vukmir to strongly support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the U.S. Senate.” Vukmir, a lifelong Wisconsinite, has earned an “A+” rating from NRA-PVF. That grade is reserved for legislators who have an excellent voting record on issues critical to NRA members...
  • Ban Shotguns? Dem Maryland Guv Candidate Seems to Suggest It

    07/01/2018 6:19:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So much for the liberals’ lie that they’re only advocating “sensible” gun-safety regulation . . . Appearing on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show this morning, Ben Jealous, the former President of the NAACP and now Maryland Dem gubernatorial candidate, seems to suggest banning shotguns. Commenting on the deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette in Maryland, Jealous said: “We will, in the next [Maryland state] legislative session, have to have a real conversation about how we finish the job here of our assault weapons ban. But we have to go much further. Journalists were killed with a shotgun.” Get the rest of...
  • '**** the NRA' Candidate Doesn't Know a Thing About Guns, But Does Know What It's Like to Drive(T)

    05/17/2018 8:23:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/17/2018 | Micah Rate
    A Democratic congressional candidate from the state of New Mexico, Pat Davis has found himself in the national spotlight for his viral "**** the NRA" advertisement. Davis is getting even more attention for his interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night over another one of his controversial, and false, advertisements where he claims an AR-15 can fire 150 rounds in 15 seconds. But Pat Davis' controversial gun control advertisements aren't the only controversial thing about the candidate and current Albuquerque city councilor. In 2013, while chairman of the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, Pat Davis was arrested on an...
  • Trump Live Address to the NRA in Dallas

    05/04/2018 9:44:20 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 68 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting on Youtube ^ | 5/4/18 | Trump at the NRA
    President Trump scheduled to speak at 12:45pm.
  • Vanity - Oregon Candidates Rated Based on 2A Support.

    05/02/2018 6:33:55 PM PDT · by alphabeta · 7 replies
    Oregon Firearms Federation ^ | 5/2/2018 | alphabeta
    Here is a link to the Oregon Firearms Federation's 2018 Ratings of Oregon Candidates based on their support of the 2nd Amendment. There is a very serious threat to gun ownership in Oregon in the form of ballot initiatives 43 and 44. Initiative 43 bans any future sale or purchase of 'assault weapons'. Existing assault weapons would have to be registered with the state police. The definition of an assault weapon is so broad even a .22 semi-auto can fall under the ban. Example: The wording states any full or partial shroud meant to protect the non-trigger hand from being...
  • In Red-State Races, Democrats Seek an Edge by Defying the N.R.A.

    04/11/2018 12:03:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 11, 2018 | By ALAN BLINDER
    HELENA, Mont. — It has been an iron rule for candidates in rural areas and red states for decades: Do not antagonize the National Rifle Association. But that was before the massacre at a high school in Parkland, Fla., galvanized gun politics across the country. Now, a striking number of Democratic candidates in coming midterm elections, from congressional contests in the Rocky Mountains to governor’s races in the Deep South, are openly daring, defying and disparaging the N.R.A., a group with deep pockets, a loyal membership and a record of Election Day score-settling. Those Democrats, but also a few Republicans,...
  • David Hogg will take a gap year before college to work on the midterm elections

    04/09/2018 4:56:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | April 9, 2018 | Brandon Griggs
    One of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's most visible student activists will postpone his first year of college to devote time to political causes. David Hogg has been accepted at the University of California, Irvine, "but he will not be going to college this year because he's decided to take a year off and work on the midterm elections," his mother, Rebecca Boldrick, told CNN Monday. She said her son hopes to register and educate new voters and to "get people to vote."
  • BREAKING: Paul Ryan’s PAC Elected Democrat Conor Lamb

    03/14/2018 11:32:27 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 104 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 03/14/2018 | Wall Crane
    In the most astonishingly bone-headed move since nominating Mitt Romney for President, the GOP establishment spent major cash to help elect Democrat Conor Lamb in last night’s highly contested PA-18 special election. Yes, you read that right. Failed Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan and his Congressional Leadership Fund pushed a Democrat to victory over a Republican with direct mail advertising touting support “for our Second Amendment Rights.” I’ll repeat that again. A so-called GOP PAC led by Paul Ryan spent thousands of dollars in a direct mail campaign to convince voters that Conor Lamb was a conservative who would protect...
  • VIDEO: Cruz challenger Beto O’Rourke wants to ban the AR-15

    03/12/2018 12:32:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 12, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Giving an interview at the SXSW conference in Austin Texas over the weekend, the Democratic nominee opposing Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said American civilians should not be permitted to buy an AR-15 rifle. El Paso Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, is proud of his campaign’s claim that he shuns political action committee (PAC) money. He criticized Senator Cruz for taking $300,000 from the National Rifle Association and boasted that his campaign has taken $0 from the NRA. He told a story about a woman at a town hall who asked him if he could stand up to the NRA. O’Rourke explained...
  • GOP candidate going forward with AR-15 giveaway in wake of Florida shooting

    02/16/2018 8:53:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    The (s)Hill ^ | 2/16/18 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    A Republican running for a Kansas congressional seat is going forward with his planned AR-15 giveaway for his campaign after the same weapon was used to carry out the mass shooting at a Florida high school this week. Tyler Tannahill, a Marine veteran, announced the giveaway one day before the shooting. He told The Kansas City Star that he would still hold the event...
  • Gun control advocates score wins in New Jersey, Virginia races

    11/08/2017 6:39:05 AM PST · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 11/08/17 | Chris Eger
    Backed by a coalition of gun control groups, Phil Murphy won his race in New Jersey while Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam came out ahead in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. Murphy, who will replace Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the Garden State and has pledged to get “tough on gun violence,” beat out his Republican rival, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. In Virginia, Northam, who had President Obama talk gun politics on his behalf, bested Republican Ed Gillespie in a narrow finish. “Make no mistake: Gun violence prevention was on the ballot today and, despite the NRA spending millions, voters in Virginia and...
  • McAuliffe says he'll seek new gun restrictions in Virginia after Las Vegas shooting

    10/07/2017 5:30:50 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | October 6, 2017 | Graham Moomaw, Richmond Times-Dispatch
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that he’ll seek new gun-control legislation in Virginia in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, including bans on bump stock devices, high-capacity magazines and “military-style assault rifles.” McAuliffe, who will leave office early next year under Virginia’s term limit, has already pushed unsuccessfully for universal background checks and restoring the state’s scrapped one-handgun-a-month law, but the Republican-controlled General Assembly has routinely blocked new gun restrictions. The legislation McAuliffe called for Friday would also face steep odds, but the announcement might put Republican lawmakers on the defensive with all 100 seats in the...
  • VA democrats attack the NRA

    08/24/2017 7:47:27 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 19 replies
    email from VA dims
    Last week, the National Rifle Association endorsed the full Republican ticket -- Ed Gillespie, Jill Vogel, and John Adams. The NRA promotes policies that would make our communities, schools, and children less safe -- from allowing guns in schools to opposing universal background checks. But one Virginian is killed every 10 hours by a gun. That’s why Ralph and the Democratic ticket are proud to have an ‘F’ rating from the NRA -- because commonsense gun laws are important for the safety of the commonwealth. Will you chip in today to help us counter the NRA’s support of the GOP...
  • Northam touts gay rights, opposition to NRA in first TV ad of Virginia governor's race

    04/28/2017 9:45:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    richmond.com ^ | 4/28/2017 | graham moomaw
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam is highlighting gay marriage, gun violence and opposition to President Donald Trump in the first TV commercial of Virginia’s gubernatorial primary season. The ad buy seven weeks ahead of the June 13 primary, described by the Northam campaign as a “substantial, six-figure buy across Virginia,” underscores Northam’s financial advantage over Democratic rival Tom Perriello and the changing tone of Democratic campaigns in a purple state trending blue. The Northam campaign said the ad is believed to be the first in a gubernatorial race to mention marriage equality. The ad features a testimonial from Tim...
  • WI: Gun Owners for Trump Rear Window Art

    11/06/2016 4:08:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A correspondent noticed this Gun Owners for Trump art on the back window of the Jeep in front of him.  It occurred this morning about 7:55 a.m. in Northern Wisconisn (Ladysmith) in a gun free school zone.  He later found that he knew the woman who owned the vehicle and sign.  She is an ardent Second Amendment defender who is passionate about self defense. There are large areas of the country that are dominated by people in the gun culture, just as there are large areas of the Eastern Seaboard and West Coast cities dominated by anti-Second Amendment politicians....
  • Bloomberg, NRA and other ‘dark money’ groups fueling Maine’s referendum campaigns

    11/04/2016 11:17:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    Nonprofit “ dark money” groups have doled out about half of the funds fueling Maine’s five citizen-initiated ballot questions in November. They include former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the National Rifle Association, national and state teachers unions, the Marijuana Policy Project and nonprofits supporting ranked-choice voting. Unlike political action committees or political party committees, certain nonprofits can spend for political ends but don’t have to disclose their individual donors. Dubbed “dark money” groups, they make it impossible to trace some of the money in this year’s election back to a specific location or...
  • Clinton’s platform goes against gun rights

    10/25/2016 1:53:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct. 24, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang -
    Hillary Clinton repeatedly has said she’s not here “to take your guns away,” but her campaign platform would go a long way toward stopping Americans from being able to buy some of the most popular firearms on the market. The former first lady is walking a fine line on guns as she tries to peel away independents and some Republicans from Donald Trump while also painting herself as a gun control champion. On the campaign trail Mrs. Clinton frequently calls for new gun safety measures as she reassures law-abiding Americans their firearms won’t be targeted under her would-be administration. On...
  • Addled Clinton Confuses SCOTUS Decision With Gun Control Ad

    10/20/2016 1:04:44 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | October 20, 2016 | Beth Baumann
    During last night’s final presidential debate, the issue of the Second Amendment came up. Hillary Clinton tried her best to say she would protect the right to bear arms, but wants “sensible regulation”… whatever that’s supposed to mean. I want people who shouldn’t have guns not to be able to threaten you, kill you or members of your family.
  • Leaked Audio: Clinton Says Supreme Court Is ‘Wrong’ on 2nd (October 1, 2015)

    10/05/2016 7:44:16 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 80 replies
    Hillary Clinton slammed the Supreme Court as “wrong on the Second Amendment” and called for reinstating the assault weapons ban during a small private fundraiser in New York last week, according to audio of her remarks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. While Clinton has previously supported an assault weapons ban, this is the first time since launching her campaign that she indicated that she would take on the Supreme Court over gun issues. Although Clinton did not identify which Supreme Court case she disagreed with, she appeared to be criticizing the landmark 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v....
  • NRA announces $6.5M ad buy for Trump in swing states

    10/05/2016 2:39:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    United Press International ^ | October 5, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    The National Rifle Association has bought its largest television advertising bloc to date for a spot supporting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to multiple media reports. The NRA will spend $6.5 million on an ad featuring a woman who fought off an attacker in a parking garage by wielding the pistol she carries in her purse. The woman, Kristi McMains, looks into the camera and praises Trump for supporting the Second Amendment. "Every woman has a right to own a gun if she chooses. Hillary Clinton disagrees with that," McMains says. "Donald Trump supports my right to own a...