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  • From bad to worse: Dr. Ben Carson cannot be trusted on gun rights

    05/29/2014 9:53:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Kurt Hofmann
    Dr. Ben Carson, potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has been enjoying near "rock star" status in ostensibly conservative circles. If that continues, "conservatives" had might as well give up trying to cast themselves as representing the "pro-gun" position, because Carson's stance on guns is one that would probably not displease the Brady Campaign. Carson first raised gun owners' hackles in March, 2013, when he blithely told Glenn Beck that the right to own semi-automatic firearms is contingent on where one lives. From Mediate: But when asked whether people should be allowed to own “semi-automatic weapons,” the...
  • NRA Plans Tough Campaign to Win a Pro-Gun Senate

    02/09/2014 6:43:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04 Feb 2014 | Cathy Burke
    Warning billionaire former mayor and gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg is "not going away," the National Rifle Association is hoping to fire up members to help elect a GOP-controlled Senate. “We fully expect to win a pro-gun Senate in this cycle,” NRA president Jim Porter told the Washington Examiner in an interview published Monday.“It is vital certainly to our issues, but it is vital to the well-being of this country." Porter's remarks came at the start of the NRA's "Great AmericanOutdoor Show." Former NRA head David Keene told the newspaper the group will be spreading the word to supporters about...
  • Wendy Davis’ Open Carry announcment may cost her any chance of winning

    02/09/2014 2:42:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 8, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Start from the premise that Wendy Davis probably was going to lose the election against Greg Abbott no matter what. But probably wasn’t a sure thing. Abbott never was in Edwin Edwards territory: “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.” It didn’t help that Davis’s narrative of being a struggling teenage single mom who brought herself up by her bootstraps all the way to Harvard Law School fell apart. Davis always had the base, and maybe if she got lucky, if Republican turnout was...
  • 'Flummoxed' Democrats Distance Themselves from Newly Pro-Gun Wendy Davis

    02/08/2014 10:12:37 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/7/2014 | Frances Martel
    Texas Democrats have fiercely defended their gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis, through a scandal in which the state senator was caught lying about her status as a single mother and about paying for her own education. However, now that Davis is supporting open carry laws, Democrats and gun control groups are shying away.
  • MILLER: Texas Shootout — John Cornyn and Steve Stockman Senate race is all about gun rights

    01/19/2014 6:22:50 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    wash times ^ | e miller
    <p>While 2013 was a year of Second Amendment advocates on defense, 2014 is lining up to be a year of gaining ground on gun rights.</p> <p>President Obama continues to issue his dictates. Michael R. Bloomberg is still throwing around millions of dollars. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is just keeping a finger in the dike on Capitol Hill until the midterms.But the American people are ready to get back to strengthening their rights to keep and bear arms.</p>
  • Does McAuliffe's narrow victory mean Virginians are anti-gun?

    11/07/2013 7:04:29 AM PST · by sdnet · 63 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-11-07 | Steve Adcock
    Anti-gunners across the nation are reveling in the victory of Terry McAuliffe in the hotly-contested Virginia Governor’s race with claims that McAuliffe’s “F” rating by the National Rifle Association indicates the American people are rejecting the so-called gun agenda. But in reality, the McAuliffe victory proves once again the powerful roll that money plays in political elections in our fair nation. McAuliffe was expected to easily win the election, but ended up barely squeaking out a victory on election night despite dramatically outspending his opponent. In the days leading up to the Virginia election, McAuliffe outspent Republican challenger Ken Cuccinelli...
  • Feinstein: 'Gun owners and gun people' have a 'hammerlock' on Congress

    11/03/2013 8:50:44 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    November 03, 2013, 11:05 am Feinstein: 'Gun owners and gun people' have a 'hammerlock' on Congress By Jeremy Herb Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who has led the effort in the Senate to pass new gun control legislation, said she does not plan to try again in the wake of the shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport Friday where a TSA agent was killed. Feinstein said that passing a gun reform bill through Congress was simply not possible, after a bill failed this year following the shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. ADVERTISEMENT “Would I do a bill? Sure...
  • Recall effort begins against state Sen. Evie Hudak (Colorado)

    10/05/2013 5:50:42 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 64 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | October 4, 2013 | David Mitchell
    DENVER — After two successful recall elections in Colorado, there is a new effort under way. This one is to recall state Senator Evie Hudak because of her support for gun control during the last legislative session. Her district includes Westminster and Arvada in northwest metro Denver. Hudak issued a statement Friday night about the recall effort against her. “The approval of a recall petition will not change my focus on the 2014 legislative session, during which I will advocate for women and seniors, and for the best education we can provide our children – just as I have always...
  • Stark Divide Between Blacks, Whites on Gun Control and Health Care

    09/27/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The National Journal ^ | September 26, 2013 | Ronald Brownstein
    United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll finds that contrasting racial attitudes loom as an ever more powerful force in politics.Immigration isn't the only issue that represents a hurdle for Republicans hoping to improve their performance among Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, and other minority voters. This week's United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll tested attitudes about two of the most incendiary issues now dividing the parties in Washington: health reform and gun control. While the survey found substantial convergence between whites and minorities on some fronts, it also underscored the consistent tendency of minorities to support a more activist role for Washington...
  • McAuliffe: 'I'm Going to Push' for More Gun Control if Elected VA Governor

    09/25/2013 6:27:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/25/2013 | Tony Lee
    On Wednesday, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, said he would "push" for more gun control if he is elected governor in a debate with Republican Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. McAuliffe invoked the Washington Navy Yard, Aurora, and Newtown tragedies and asked, "How many people have to be killed until we wake up to have sensible gun ownership?" He said he was "dismayed with United States Senate this year" for not bringing up a bill which was co-sponsored by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) that would have mandated universal background checks. "As governor, I'm going...
  • Colorado’s Gun-Control Meltdown: Democratic legislators made their contempt for the people clear.

    09/13/2013 11:33:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com/node/358428/print ^ | SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs — Quick, call the CDC. We’ve got a Rocky Mountain outbreak of Acute Sore-Loser Fever. After failing to stave off two historic recall bids on Tuesday, two delusional state legislators and their national party bosses just can’t help but double down and trash voters as dumb, sick, criminal, and profligate. The ululations of gun-grabbing Democrats here in my adopted home state are reverberating far and wide. Appearing on cable TV Thursday to answer the question “What happened?” Pueblo state senator Angela Giron sputtered that she lost her seat due to “voter suppression.” Giron whined to CNN anchor Brooke...
  • VA Republican Lt. Gov candidate, EW Jackson, gets NRA endorsement

    09/09/2013 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies
    NRA Endorses E.W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor NRA Emphasizes Ralph Northam’s “D” Rating E.W. Jackson, Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia has received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA) after receiving a rating of AQ for his “pro gun response on our candidate questionnaire.” “The NRA is committed to protecting our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage, and we support candidates who share those same values,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “Because of his stated support of our rights on his NRA questionnaire, E.W. Jackson has received an ‘AQ’ rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF....
  • How many of these Democrats did the NRA give money to and get re-elected?

    12/17/2012 12:38:59 PM PST · by ArmyBratproud · 155 replies
    12/17/12 | Armybratproud
    Never mind the fact that the NRA goes into a hiding hole in the ground somewhere everytime there is a dust up, leaving 2nd Amendment Supporters and Law Abiding Gun Owners to fend for themselves, which brings the usual question around these times. Where is the NRA? A more important question needs to be asked. As we see so-called "pro gun" Democrats warming up to tighter gun controls, according to reports, we may just see where are membership dues went to those who will not help. How many of these Democrats that will come out for gun control laws did...
  • Capitol Report: NRA plays to gun-owner fears in swing states like Wisconsin

    10/15/2012 5:47:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The Capital Times ^ | 15 October, 2012 | JESSICA VANEGEREN
    With help from the likes of tough-guy actor Chuck Norris, the National Rifle Association wants to make sure pro-gun voters don't take their rights for granted this election season. And the group wants to see President Obama defeated. "We believe that gun owners and hunters can make a difference," says Stephanie Samford, an NRA spokeswoman. “Wisconsin is a swing state. Wisconsin matters." Thus, the NRA has bought more than $1.3 million in TV ads in Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio and Virginia, Samford says. The “Defend Freedom, Defeat Obama” ad tells viewers the president is “chipping away at our Second Amendment rights.”...
  • NRA launches new anti-Obama ad campaign in battleground states

    10/08/2012 1:28:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Rifle Association is airing a new television ad in four battleground states urging voters to defeat President Obama. The pro-gun-rights group is spending $1.3 million to air the ad in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. A spokesman said the group will be on the air with ads through election day November 6. The NRA ad suggests Obama is "attacking our Second Amendment rights" and says a vote against the Democrat...
  • NRA endorses Romney as ‘only hope’ for firearms freedom

    10/05/2012 12:13:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 4, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed Mitt Romney for president late Thursday. NRA Executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris Cox will formally announce the endorsement at a Romney rally in Virginia later Thursday evening. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will also be on hand. “In this election, there is no debate,” LaPierre said in a statement. “There is only one choice – only one hope – to save our firearms freedom and our way of life.” The endorsement is not surprising — the NRA has a history of supporting conservative candidates, who traditionally support...
  • HUGE, Ebullient 'Fire-Code' Crowd Cheer Romney and Ryan in Virginia

    10/05/2012 8:09:07 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 5, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    There's definitely a fresh swagger in Mitt Romney's step after his pluperfect debate performance, but as the over-over-flow crowd that greeted he and his running mate in Fisherville VA will surely tell you, he's not the only one fired-up by that superb presentation of the conservative message at the University of Denver on Wednesday:  Trace Atkins warmed 'em up in Fisherville, and the NRA bestowed their endorsement upon the GOP presidential ticket... then the big boys hit the stage. And blogger/columnist Stacy McCain was on the scene first hand, once he fought his way on in, anyway: Last night’s...
  • NRA Endorses George Allen Over Tim Kaine

    09/30/2012 8:33:03 AM PDT · by Qbert · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 29 Sep 2012 | Paul Scicchitano
    The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has endorsed former Virginia Gov. George Allen over Democratic Senate opponent Tim Kaine, on Saturday. “George Allen has a proven record of defending the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “Because of his strong support of our rights, George Allen has earned an “A” rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF.” Kaine, who is also a former governor of the state, got an “F” from the 4-million member organization. “As chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tim Kaine strongly supported the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Romney says new gun laws would not "make a difference"

    07/23/2012 6:26:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 23, 2012 | Sam Youngman
    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has backed gun control measures in the past, said on Monday that additional laws would not have stopped last week's massacre in a Colorado movie theater. "I still believe that the Second Amendment is the right course to preserve and defend and don't believe that new laws are going to make a difference in this type of tragedy," Romney told CNBC's Lawrence Kudlow in an interview. Both Romney and his opponent, Democratic President Barack Obama, have demurred on the prospect of new gun control laws in the days since a gunman opened...
  • Norah O'Donnell: Romney 'Has Been More For Gun Control' Than Obama;

    07/23/2012 6:06:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewBusters.org ^ | July 23, 2012 | Mathew Balan
    On Monday's CBS This Morning, Norah O'Donnell glossed over President Barack Obama's record of supporting gun control when she claimed that "Mitt Romney, in some ways, has been more for gun control than Barack Obama...He signed, as governor...a law, to ban assault weapons, and he only just recently joined the NRA." O'Donnell also played up that the President has apparently "disappointed gun control advocates." [audio available here; video below the jump] In an unsigned 2009 report, the correspondent's own network actually acknowledged that Obama supported gun control as an Illinois state senator, a U.S. senator, and as a presidential candidate...
  • Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock’s Significant Win...

    05/09/2012 7:43:25 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 7 replies
    NRA Political Victory Fund ^ | May 08, 2012 | Chris W. Cox
    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.
  • Gun Sales Booming: Doomsday, Obama or Zombies?

    04/05/2012 11:41:35 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 4/5/12 | ALAN FARNHAM
    Buyers in record numbers are flooding into gun stores, retailers say. Ammo, too, is flying off the shelves. The reasons for the spike, last seen in 2009, include fears that a second Obama administration might restrict gun ownership and the popularity of TV shows devoted to doomsday preparation and killing zombies. "He's never been pro-gun," says Cris Parsons of President Obama. Parsons, 31, owns a Texas gun purveyor called the Houston Armory. So far, Parsons insists, Obama has been "pretty coy" about his antipathy toward guns--and he likely will remain so during the campaign. To do otherwise would "upset a...
  • Mourdock picks up NRA endorsement in GOP primary (Indiana)

    03/11/2012 12:51:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies · 1+ views
    WTHR Channel 13 ^ | March 6, 2012
    The National Rifle Association is supporting tea-party favorite Richard Mourdock in his GOP primary race against veteran U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar. National NRA lobbyist Chris Cox is scheduled Wednesday to announce his group's support for Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer running against Lugar in the May primary. The Mourdock campaign confirmed the endorsement Tuesday. A handful of high-profile conservative groups have lined up behind Mourdock in his bid to oust Lugar. The anti-tax Club for Growth threw its support behind Mourdock last month. Lugar's supporters have opened a pair of Super PACs recently to raise unlimited funds to support his...
  • Repeal of Va. one-gun-a-month law on way to McDonnell’s desk

    02/14/2012 5:54:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 13 February, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    The Virginia Senate on Monday passed the House bill that repeals the state’s longstanding law limiting handgun purchases to one per month, sending the legislation to the desk of Gov. Bob McDonnell, who has said he would sign it. Opponents of the law, put in place in 1993 to prevent gun-runners from shuttling firearms from Virginia to other states along the East Coast, say that the technology related to background checks and the numerous exemptions in the law has rendered it obsolete.
  • Virginia Delegate Mark Cole moves to repeal concealed carry permit requirement

    01/20/2012 7:47:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gaithersburg Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 January, 2012 | Gary Roehm
    Delegate Mark Cole of Virginia is seeking to end the requirement that individuals who carry concealed weapons obtain a permit to do so. Currently there are four states that allow a person to carry a concealed weapon without a permit: Vermont, Wyoming, Arizona and Alaska. Concealed Carry laws vary among the states, with only a few not allowing for the practice in any circumstances. The trend has been for ever more liberal concealed carry laws in the United States and with recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings upholding an individual right to keep and bear arms under Second Amendment the trend...
  • Will VA’s McDonnell be an acceptable candidate for gun owners?

    01/13/2012 7:43:51 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    “For Bob McDonnell, VP Talk Won’t Go Away,” a November Roll Call headline declares. “GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney…may choose Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell…as his running mate if he secures the nomination next year,” the accompanying photo caption reads. But why settle for Number Two? There’s a “Draft McConnell” website (the site owner behind the move is masked by proxy domain registration) claiming: We Don't Have to Settle A recent report by Rhodes Cook, Senior Columnist at the Center for Politics, shows that it's not too late for a Republican to enter the 2012 Presidential race. Bob McDonnell has a...
  • NRA President shilling for gun banner Romney

    06/13/2011 11:52:36 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 155 replies · 1+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | June 13, 2011 | Tom Hoefling
    National Rifle Association President David Keene is predicting a Mitt Romney victory in the 2012 Republican presidential nominating process , and working to burnish the credentials of the liberal former Governor of Massachusetts. Here's the problem: As Governor, Mitt Romney banned guns. From July, 2004: Governor Mitt Romney has signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that he says will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on these guns. "Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts," Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1 with legislators, sportsmen's groups and gun safety advocates. "These guns...
  • Hartzler defends her stance on guns despite not having NRA endorsement

    11/01/2010 12:38:42 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 3 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 10/30/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    LAQUEY, Mo. (Oct. 30, 2010) — With the major exception of the Missouri Farm Bureau, many organizations which typically endorse conservative Republican candidates for office have endorsed Congressman Ike Skelton for years despite him being a Democrat. That includes right to life and veterans organizations, as well as the National Rifle Association; the Farm Bureau had endorsed Skelton for 14 years until this election. However, the NRA endorsement of Skelton over his Republican challenger, Vicky Hartzler, has become a point of controversy this year. Skelton has severely attacked Hartzler for opposing a 1998 proposal to place concealed carry permits on...
  • VCDL & Tea Party Convention - Richmond, 10/8 - 10/9 (VA)(First person account)

    10/10/2010 8:42:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    OpenCarry.org ^ | 10 October, 2010 | Skidmark
    OK, I've had a dose of ibuprofin, my nap, more ibuprofin, a light supper, more ibuprofin, a peaceful night's sleep dreaming of a restored constititional republic where public offices are filled only by people who refuse to take pay for their service, refuse to spend a penny of taxes unless there is a constitutional authority to do so that does not devolve back to the Commerce Clause, and get no medical care coverage or pension they did not purchase/invest in out of their personal funds. And more ibuprofin. Both Friday & Saturday started off with breakfast at the 3rd Street...
  • NRA backs Fimian, veterans group endorses Connolly [VA-11]

    10/06/2010 11:49:22 AM PDT · by freespirited · 19 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10/6/10 | David Sherfinski
    The political arms of the National Rifle Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars have weighed in on the hotly-contested congressional race in northern Virginia’s 11th District, splitting their support between Republican Keith Fimian and Democratic incumbent Gerald Connolly. The VFW Political Action Committee, which represents roughly 2.2 million VFW members, auxiliaries and military families, recently endorsed Connolly, while the NRA’s Political Victory Fund has thrown its support behind Fimian.
  • NRA declines to endorse Reid in Nevada Senate race

    08/27/2010 7:13:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 27, 2010 | Kevin Freking
    Sen. Harry's Reid's support for President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominees has cost him the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in his re-election bid. The NRA is a force in rural states like Nevada where many voters own guns and hunt. The absence of the NRA's blessing represents a setback that Reid's campaign was quick to address Friday by noting that NRA executive Wayne LaPierre once called him a "true champion of the Second Amendment." Christopher W. Cox, chairman of the NRA's Political Victory Fund, said Friday that the organization strongly opposed the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the...
  • NRA Mulls Harry Reid Endorsement

    07/12/2010 9:09:33 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 84 replies
    Indy Posted Newspaper ^ | 7-11-2010 | Rudy Stettner
    The National Rifle Association has puzzled many observers as well as angered its conservative members by remaining neutral in the contest for Nevada’s seat in the US Senate in November. In that race, Sharron Angle is challenging incumbent Harry Reid, running on the Republican ticket as a Tea Party conservative. Her own campaign site notes as follows her position on the right to bear arms.
  • NRA Now Leans Toward Endorsing Harry Reid

    07/01/2010 7:08:29 AM PDT · by Ogie Oglethorpe · 335 replies · 3+ views
    Redstate.com ^ | July 1, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    Multiple sources tell me the National Rifle Association is planning to endorse liberal Harry Reid against pro-gun champion Sharron Angle. Two weeks ago, I told you about the carveout the NRA received in exchange for their support for the DISCLOSE ACT deal. Then this week, RedState broke the story of the “gag order” the NRA issued to members of its Board on the Kagan nomination. Now, I’m getting credible reports that the NRA is leaning toward endorsing Harry Reid, even though the NRA is finally saying it will score a vote on Kagan — something that was not a sure...
  • Guns and Free Speech (The NRA sells out to the Dems and aids their re-election)

    06/15/2010 6:43:01 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 61 replies · 923+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2010 | Editorial
    The National Rifle Association is suffering a sudden onset of amnesia this week, as the gun lobby cuts a deal to exempt itself from the latest Congressional attempt to repeal the First Amendment. NRA members may soon regret the organization's bid to ingratiate itself with Democrats at the expense of its longtime free-speech allies. The campaign finance bill, sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Chris Van Hollen, is the Democratic response to the Supreme Court's January decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which restored the First Amendment right of corporations, unions and nonprofits to make independent campaign expenditures. At...
  • Speakers at NRA convention target Washington, midterms [Governors Palin, Barbour & Sen. Thune]

    05/15/2010 11:23:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 223+ views
    CNN Politics ^ | May 14, 2010 | Carol Costello, Ed Hornick and Martina Stewart
    Speakers at the National Rifle Association's annual leadership forum on Friday touted Second Amendment rights and also set their sights on the upcoming midterm elections. Sarah Palin told the crowd in Charlotte, North Carolina, that the "lamestream media" is using propaganda to make guns seem more dangerous -- and not the criminals behind them. "Criminals, of course, are to blame for crimes. It's the bad guys, not the piece of metal, that's to blame," she told the crowd. "Anti-Second Amendment gun laws don't offend them [criminals] -- they don't care what kind of gun laws are passed." When politicians attempt...
  • NRA backs Fiorina and Devore

    05/19/2010 2:51:32 PM PDT · by red flanker · 23 replies · 734+ views
    The Politico ^ | May 18, 2010 | Ben Smith
    The National Rifle Association sent this postcard to its California Republican members, making it the latest conservative force, along with Sarah Palin and much of the organized pro-life movement, to swing behind Carly Fiorina. The card describes Fiorina and Chuck Devote as strong pro-gun candidates, but makes its preference clear, writing effusively of Fiorina, "a gun owner, proud NRA Member, and strong Second Amendment Supporter." The mailer attacks the third candidate, Tom Campbell, at length as having cast "anti-gun votes."
  • Large number of pro-gun candidates win party primaries(OH)

    05/06/2010 6:09:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 331+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 5 May, 2010 | cbaus
    Voters went to the polls on May 4 to cast ballots in their respective primaries and selected a large number of pro-gun candidates as their party nominees for the general election. U.S. Senate Republican Rob Portman was unopposed, but the outcome of the Democrat contest ensured that, come November, the pro-gun Portman will face the most anti-gun candidate the Democrats have to offer. Former Handgun Control Inc. board member Lee Fisher, the BFA F-rated Lieutenant Governor who once said he'd never met a gun control law he didn't like, defeated Jennifer Bruner, who received a C- grade from BFA. U.S....
  • NRA supports Harry Reid who supports Judge Sonia Sotomayor who aligns herself with Anti-Gun Policies

    03/29/2010 5:02:33 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 35 replies · 913+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 03292010
    National Rifle Association of America Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre snuggles up to Harry Reid. Will you continue to part with your HARD EARNED $$$$$$ to support the National Rifle Association now that the NRA has shown that it aligns itself (more than likely politically as well) with Harry Reid? I would think that the big tuff NRA would align itself with a REAL HUNTER and Marksman such as Sarah Palin. After all, they were all in Nevada at the same time. Oh so very telling, isn't it? "With Tea Party in town, Harry Reid helps open shooting park"
  • California's GOP Candidate Meg Whitman on Guns

    03/15/2010 7:17:35 PM PDT · by pansgold · 71 replies · 2,125+ views
    SF Gate Via Google Cache ^ | III / XV /MMX | pansgold
    I can't vote for anyone like this.
  • Gun Owners of America Endorses J.D. Hayworth - McCain Wrong for Arizona Wrong for America

    02/20/2010 9:16:46 AM PST · by AuntB · 78 replies · 1,399+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Feb. 19, 2010 | GOA
    Arizona - John McCain has gone out of his way to earn the ire of conservatives and gun owners in his 20-plus years as a U.S. Senator from Arizona. Perhaps his crowning legislative achievement was so-called campaign finance reform, or the McCain-Feingold law. This law put the muzzle on organizations such as GOA, prohibiting any broadcast advertisements within 30 days of a primary election and 60 days of a general election that even mention the name of a candidate for federal office. Not surprisingly, there is frequently a flurry of activity in Congress in the months right before an election,...
  • NRA endorses Rick Perry

    The NRA endorsement comes just days after the Perry Camp announced that fellow conservative and Republican Party mega-star Sarah Palin will campaign with Perry in February.
  • NRA board member to run for Ariz. governor

    01/08/2010 5:37:40 PM PST · by radar101 · 5 replies · 550+ views
    EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE ^ | January 5, 2010 | Howard Fischer,
    A political unknown has thrown nearly $2.1 million of his own cash into his bid to become governor, a move that could change the landscape of the race. Owen Buz Mills, a member of the National Rifle Association board of directors, filed a report with the Secretary of State's Office this week detailing the funding. Templar: Gov. candidate pumping personal wealth into race Mills apparently was anxious to make his financing known. He submitted his campaign report on Saturday; it is not due until the end of the month. But Camilla Strongin, who is managing his campaign, said that wasn't...
  • Virginia House of Delegate Democrats appear weak on gun rights

    11/22/2009 4:14:43 PM PST · by majstoll · 3 replies · 733+ views
    The Examiner.com ^ | November 22, 2009 | Mike Stollenwerk
    A few weeks ago seven of the eight incumbent Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates who lost their seat to a Republican had one other thing in common - a lower National Rifle Association (NRA) rating that their opponent . . . [and] the disparity in support for gun rights between the parties seems to have sharpened.
  • Virginia incumbents’ losses explained by weakness on gun rights

    11/08/2009 8:39:29 PM PST · by majstoll · 12 replies · 969+ views
    the Examiner.com ^ | November 8, 2009 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Last Tuesday’s election in Virginia has been reported by some as a vote of no confidence in the Obama administration. Maybe it was – but a closer look indicates that seven of the nine incumbents who lost were caught flat footed on gun rights. . . . Philip Van Cleave, President of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. feels that "the results show that this election was open season on anti-gun incumbents. The antis have lost at least five reliable anti-gun votes in the already pro-gun House of Delegates, and their perennial bill to restrict private firearm sales at gun...
  • Examiner.com: Virginia AG candidate Steve Shannon sticks to his gun control

    11/01/2009 7:38:00 PM PST · by majstoll · 9 replies · 669+ views
    The Examiner.com ^ | November 1, 2009 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Both past Attornies General, along with the current Republican nominee for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, have all opposed banning private sales of guns at gun shows while supporting repeal of the Virginia ban on concealed carry in restaurants serving alcohol. But not Democratic AG nominee Steve Shannon – this Northern Virginia lawyer is sticking to his gun control. . . . But what irks gun rights organizers the most is Shannon’s lack of any articulable policy rationale for his positions. “Insisting that we need to fix something that doesn’t exist does not stir gun owners to support candidates” said Philip...
  • Gun Owners of America endorses Doug Hoffman (C) NY-23 Special Election Tuesday Nov 3rd

    10/28/2009 10:12:46 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 55 replies · 2,745+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | October 27, 2009 | Tim Macy - GOA Vice Chairman
    GOA-PVF Supports Doug Hoffman in New York Special Election October 27, 2009 Dear Friend of the Second Amendment, You may have heard about a special Congressional election taking place next week in upstate New York. The race features a Nancy Pelosi Democrat and a Republican with long-standing ties to ACORN against a genuine pro-gun leader named Doug Hoffman. Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Doug Hoffman in this race. Doug Hoffman is a 100% gun rights supporter who will be a leader in the battle to defend the Second Amendment. Doug Hoffman Mr. Hoffman believes...
  • Gun lobby unleashes 'Sopranos'-like on Virginia governor's race -- 'if you know what's good for ya'

    10/26/2009 7:48:57 PM PDT · by Baladas · 7 replies · 928+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 26, 2009 | Johanna Neuman
    It is surely one of the most unusual pitches in this year's gubernatorial elections -- a Tony Soprano-like figure defending New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent efforts to close the gun show loophole and warning Virginians not to get too attached to their Second Amendment freedoms "if ya know what's good for ya." Bloomberg underwrote a commercial in April that attacked former Virginia Atty. Gen. Bob McDonnell for his pro-gun positions and pushed for the closure of the state's "gun show loophole." Now Bloomberg is running for re-election, McDonnell is running for governor and the nation's larger gun lobby --...
  • Gun lobbyists pick candidates (VA)

    09/24/2009 5:02:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 753+ views
    Northern Neck News ^ | September, 2009 | Colston Newton
    A national gun–rights organization was as good as its executive director’s word when it threw its support to GOP House of Delegates nominee Catherine Crabill last week.Gun Owners of America’s executive director, Larry Pratt, had come to a Northumberland County Republican County Committee meeting Sept. 10 and voiced his support for Crabill. A week later, his organization officially came on board. Pratt, who came from Springfield to support Crabill , told the crowd that Crabill’s now-famous “ballot box/bullet box” speech inspired his organization and that the state GOP, which has shunned Crabill, would pay a price if it didn’t reverse...
  • Gun rights group to back McDonnell in Va. (4 years ago NRA Backed Deeds over McDonnell for AG)

    09/14/2009 11:02:43 AM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 24 replies · 1,280+ views
    AP ^ | 9/14/09 | Bob Lewis
    RICHMOND, Va. - Republican and Democratic operatives say the National Rifle Association will endorse Republican Bob McDonnell for governor. The gun rights group plans to announce its endorsement in a Monday afternoon conference call for reporters. Operatives with knowledge of the NRA's decision confirmed the endorsement on the condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made. Four years ago, the NRA endorsed Democrat R. Creigh Deeds over McDonnell in their race for attorney general.
  • Gun owners should support Danny Tarkanian for Senate(NV)

    09/10/2009 5:15:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 490+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 September, 2009 | David Codrea
    Courtesy DannyTarkanian.org Related Articles * Make politicians prove they support the Second Amendment I introduced my traditional WarOnGuns Political Candidate Questionnaire to Gun Rights Examiner readers in July. In August, we saw Republican congressional candidate Chris Bunch give us the unequivocal answers we were looking for. That race has been decided, and David Harmer (who incidentally, has a scholarly understanding of the Second Amendment) secured the spot on the November ticket. That was not unexpected, the demographics of California's Tenth Congressional District being what they are, and Mr. Harmer has an uphill fight against the odds on his hands. I'll...