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  • R. Lee Ermey says hes gonna vote for TED CRUZ

    04/16/2015 2:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 16, 2015
    This is just a short clip I found of R. Lee Ermey at the NRA convention (I believe) saying that hes gonna vote for Ted Cruz: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If Ted Cruz is good enough for Gunny, then you know hes right for America.
  • Chris Christie calls for 'the right balance' on gun rights

    04/16/2015 11:10:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 92 replies ^ | 4/15/2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    Chris Christie took a centrist tone on guns Wednesday, calling for the right balance between gun control and the Second Amendment. Weve got to make sure we have public safety, but on the other hand we have to protect peoples rights both as sportsmen and hunters and for self protection too, find the right balance, Christie told a group of New Hampshire voters at Chez Vachon in Manchester, according to New Jersey newspaper The Record.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Wows Them at NRA Convention in Nashville, TN

    04/11/2015 1:34:24 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Scared Monkeys ^ | April 11, 2015
    “Our Country is in Crisis … The Answer is Not Going to Come from Washington, It’s Going to Come from You” THE NRA HAS INVADED NASHVILLE, TN … Welcome NRA, its members and all pro-Second Amendment supporters!!!Maybe there was no greater comment made last night by Sen. Ted Cruz than the following, “Our country is in crisis yet we’re gonna pull back and change the path we’re on, but the answer is not going to come from Washington, it’s going to come from you!!!”Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke to the NRA faithfully in Nashville, Tennessee at their Annual Meeting last...
  • Potential GOP Presidential Candidates to Speak at NRA Convention

    04/05/2015 7:06:22 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015 09:08 PM | By Jason Devaney
    Among the confirmed speakers are NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox, along with seven prominent Republican lawmakers. They are Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; Indiana Gov. Mike Pence; former Texas Gov. Rick Perry; former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania; and U.S. Sen. Rick Cruz of Texas. Read Latest Breaking News from Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!
  • Every 2016 GOP Presidential Hopeful Owns Guns BUT Bush & Christie

    04/01/2015 12:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | April 1, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Every 2016 GOP presidential hopeful except Jeb Bush and New Jersey Chris Christie (R) own guns, and lots of them. Between the 15 noteworthy contenders there are at least 40 guns privately owned, and these include Senator Ted Cruzs (R-TX) .357 Magnum and shotgun, Senator Lindsey Grahams (R-SC) AR-15, former Governor Rick Perrys (R-TX) jogging gun, the revolver Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) says he bought for protection in 2010, and Governor Bobby Jindals (R) Smith & Wesson .38 Special, among others. Yet according to The Washington Post, pro-illegal immigration candidate Jeb Bush does not own one gun, nor does Governor...
  • Scott Walker to address NRA in 2nd day of South Carolina push

    03/20/2015 4:48:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 20, 2015 | Patrick Marley
    Greenville,S.C.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will spend a second day Friday campaigning in this crucial southern state as he looks to connect with a full spectrum of voters....After hosting events Thursday for the South Carolina Republican Party in Columbia and Greenville, the Republican governor will attend two more Friday in Rock Hill and Charleston. He'll also speak to the National Rifle Association in Charleston.The two-day important because the state holds the third presidential nominating contest in the country. It follows recent trips to the states that hold the first two, Iowa and New Hampshire.In his Thursday speeches, Walker spoke of...
  • NV: Gun Control Initiative Turns in 247,000 Signatures

    11/15/2014 9:17:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The initiative to ban private sales of firearms in Nevada appears to have more than enough signatures. The Bloomberg backed Nevadans for Background Checks has said that it has turned in 247,000 signatures for verification. 101,667 valid signatures are necessary to send the initiative to the legislature. If the legislature does not enact the initiative into law, then the initiative goes to the voters in 2016. From Nevadans for Background Checks said it delivered nearly 247,000 signatures to Clark County election officials in North Las Vegas, hours after leaders of a group called the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana...
  • NRA-Backed Candidates Won over 91 Percent of Congressional Elections

    11/15/2014 9:49:01 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 11/13/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    With all the numbers tallied, out of 251 races, NRA-backed candidates won in 229, over 91 percent of Congressional races in which they endorsed a candidate. According to the Washington Examiner, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam explained that the Second Amendment group was able to win at this level because individual NRA members were motivated to vote for freedom. He said: "Our members came out in droves and voted for their rights and their freedom. This was one of the most successful election cycles in a decade."
  • Pro-gun GOP recall winners fall; Colo. Senate, House control up for grabs (Video @ link)

    11/06/2014 7:29:36 AM PST · by beaversmom · 69 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | November 5, 2014 | Will C. Holden
    DENVER Though the GOP takeover swept across the nation on Tuesday, two pro-gun Republican recall winners who helped start the shift of power in Colorado before election season lost their seats in the state Senate Tuesday night, leaving control of that crucial chamber still up for grabs Wednesday morning. If Democrats were to retain their majority in the state Senate, they would not only control that chamber, but the governors office, with FOX31 Denver calling that tight race in favor of John Hickenlooper Wednesday morning, and possibly the state House, as well. However, many were surprised to see the...
  • 5 Gubernatorial Races Where Your Gun Rights Are on the Ballot

    11/04/2014 7:22:04 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 11/3/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun rights are essentially on the ballot in a number of Governor's races around the country. Among these are the races in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Texas. In all fives of these states, a pro-Second Amendment candidate or incumbent is running against a pro-gun control candidate or incumbent.
  • Man Told To Remove His NRA Instructor Hat While Voting [VIDEO]

    10/27/2014 1:07:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 119 replies ^ | 10-27-2014 | CHUCK ROSS
    While he was early voting on Friday, a Douglasville, Georgia man says he was asked to remove a hat he wears everywhere, one that reads “NRA Instructor,” because poll workers said it was too closely associated with the Republican party.Bundy Cobb, who is certified by the National Rifle Association in firearms training, wears the hat in part to promote his business, True Aim Defense. But poll workers apparently saw it as something different.“I went by the first two ladies, and they didn’t say anything. And then the next lady, she said ‘sir, you’re going to have to take off your...
  • 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 ^ | 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 wasnt a sure thing. Abbott never was in Edwin Edwards territory: The only way I can lose this election is if Im caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy. It didnt help that Daviss 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 ^ | 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 Governors race with claims that McAuliffes 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...
  • Colorados Gun-Control Meltdown: Democratic legislators made their contempt for the people clear.

    09/13/2013 11:33:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs Quick, call the CDC. Weve 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 cant 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 Northams 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 nights...
  • 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 ^ | 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 Mourdocks 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 Mourdocks 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 McDonnells 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 states 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 VAs 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 Wont Go Away, a November Roll Call headline declares. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romneymay choose Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnellas his running mate if he secures the nomination next year, the accompanying photo caption reads. But why settle for Number Two? Theres 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Virginias 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 NRAs 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 Nevadas 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 ^ | 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, Im 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.