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  • 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...
  • LEAKED: Obama Executive Order Intends to Implement Portions of DISCLOSE Act

    04/19/2011 10:31:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 124 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 19, 2011 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Says our source: "They lost in the Supreme Court, they lost in Congress, they lost at the FEC, so now the president is just going to do it by edict." An impeccable source has provided me with a copy of a draft Executive Order pdf that the White House is apparently circulating for comments from several government agencies. Titled “Disclosure of Political Spending By Government Contractors,” it appears to be an attempt by the Obama administration to implement — by executive fiat — portions of the DISCLOSE Act. This was the bill introduced last year by Sen. Chuck Schumer and...
  • David Keene Takes Over the NRA

    03/28/2011 8:28:36 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 91 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 28, 2011 | Ronald Kessler
    You might expect that the man who is incoming president of the National Rifle Association and was chairman of the American Conservative Union would be a double-barrel ideologue. Not quite. David Keene’s friends include liberal-leaning types like Al Hunt of Bloomberg News, former ABC correspondent Sam Donaldson, former New York Times reporter Adam Clymer, and former Democratic presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy. Keene never hesitates to mention that his mother and father were labor union organizers in Wisconsin or that, as a teenager, he passed out literature for John F. Kennedy during the presidential primary. Moreover, Keene has stood firm against...
  • FMA vs. NRA. Who wins?

    03/12/2011 8:24:19 AM PST · by MedNole · 68 replies
    St. Pete Times ^ | 3/11/11 | Marc Caputo
    This alert was recently sent out to the Florida Medical Association's members, presaging a special-interest free-for-all as it tussles with the NRA over its bill banning doctor inquiries about gun ownership. Dear Colleagues, As you have probably heard, there is legislation moving in the Florida Legislature, SB 432 and HB 155, which is a major intrusion into the patient-physician relationship. These bills place the government in the middle of the relationship between doctors and our patients by regulating what questions physicians can ask during a private medical examination. This legislation criminalizes doctors who ask their patients about gun ownership to...
  • GUN LAWS: The NRA opposes weapons free zones around Iowa

    12/13/2010 4:17:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 12 December, 2010 | Staff
    A national organization wants Iowans to be allowed to carry guns without permission, without background checks and without training. The National Rifle Association is trying to block Iowa cities and counties from establishing "weapons free zones" in parks, city halls, courthouses and other government buildings. The NRA says Iowa residents should be able to use deadly force to defend themselves at home or anywhere they need to. A lobbyist for the organization says a major push is planned to expand gun rights in Iowa. Legislators said Friday they need to see the exact wording of any proposals before making any...

    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against several New Jersey officials for deprivation of civil rights under color of law. SAF is joined in the lawsuit by the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, Inc. and six private citizens whose applications for permits to carry have been denied generally on the grounds that they have not shown a “justifiable need.” One of the plaintiffs is a kidnap victim, another is a part-time sheriff’s deputy, a third carries large amounts of cash in his private...
  • Harry Reid creates special leadership job for Chuck Schumer

    11/15/2010 1:55:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies
    Harry Reid creates special leadership job for Chuck Schumer By: Manu Raju November 15, 2010 03:49 PM EST Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to overhaul the Senate Democratic leadership next year, handing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer an expanded role spearheading the party's messaging efforts. In a letter obtained by POLITICO, Reid tells his colleagues that the party needs to "better integrate our legislative- and message-crafting functions into a coordinated nucleus managing policy, press and politics." As a result, he said, the Senate leadership will unite its policy arm with its communications center into a "joint operation" run by...
  • 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...
  • Is anti-gun Chuck Schumer poised to become Senate Majority Leader?

    10/29/2010 9:00:10 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | October 29, 2010 | David Codrea
    “As Reid Falters, Schumer Subtly Stands in the Wings,” The New York Times headline warns gun owners. A perennial leading political enemy of the right to keep and bear arms, Schumer’s potential ascendancy to a vacated leadership slot would seem to validate NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox’s “four words” parroted by so many Fairfax apologists: Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Before the chorus of “We told you so” begins, let me just say this:So what?Unless all major political pundits are wrong, the House of Representatives, which the Senate needs consensus with in order to pass any bill up to the President...
  • Letters: Remember Van Akkeren's vote on concealed carry veto(WI)

    10/27/2010 4:50:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 27 October, 2010 | Tom Graff
    As an avid hunter and conservationist, I hope Sheboygan area voters remember State Rep. Terry Van Akkeren selling out his constituents just a few years ago. Remember when Rep. Van Akkeren told us he supported concealed carry during his campaigns and then voted for concealed carry legislation in 2003, voted for the veto override in 2004, and voted for similar legislation that was eventually vetoed by Gov. Doyle in 2006? I admired Terry for standing up to a Democratic Party that on a whole is hostile to Second Amendment rights and representing his constituents. That was until Gov. Doyle needed...
  • Gun owners must consider more than NRA grades

    10/15/2010 9:36:25 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 22 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | October 15, 2010 | David Codrea
    Those who follow gun blogs know there's a recurring debate between gun owners who prefer National Rifle Association political strategies and those who challenge them. I'd like to address a few of the more contentious points I see being raised on blogs and discussion boards:Gun Owners of America grades candidates on issues that have nothing to do with the Second Amendment, for instance, they counted a vote against Candidate X because he/she voted for what they call "anti-gun Obamacare." That has nothing to do with guns.Harry Reid didn't think so when he offered an amendment to the health care bill--one,...
  • NRA rallies for Strickland (Democrat); Kasich (Republican) warned

    10/17/2010 10:45:08 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 63 replies · 2+ views ^ | JOE VARDON
    Basically, the NRA endorses yet another Democrat Ted Strickland in this election cycle over a conservative pro-gun Republican candidate John Kasich. NRA lobbyist John Hohenwarter made the announcement endorsing Strickland. Then there are threats from the Democrats to Kasich, “knows southern Ohio is not safe for him.”
  • Why did NRA give pro-gun candidate an 'F'?(GA)

    10/22/2010 5:08:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies · 2+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 October, 2010 | David Codrea
    2nd Amendment – I have fond memories of my first job at the age of 12 loading skeet at the gun club my father and grandfather were members of. They taught me at an early age about the 2nd Amendment, which guarantees the right to keep and bear arms. I personally own firearms and hold a Georgia Firearms License. I will never vote to restrict your right to carry and I fully support HB 615.--Diana Williams There is a candidate for the state senate in Georgia who has answered on the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund's questionnaire (see slide...
  • Alan Gura:NRA Needs Professional Litigators!

    10/23/2010 3:49:46 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 5 replies
    John Jacob H RKBA Commentary ^ | John Jacob H RKBA Commentary
    In a remarkable video from the folks at Grass Roots North Carolina, 2nd Amendment Civil Rights Attorney Alan Gura outlines his experience with cases before the Supreme Court and details the missteps the NRA has made with their approach to 2nd Amendment Litigation. Primarily, the NRA seems unable to distinguish between legislative lobby tactics and judicial litigation tactics with disastrous outcomes possible from the confusion. His recommendation? Read More…
  • NRA endorsements of Democrats focus only on Second Amendment issues

    10/25/2010 11:06:04 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 10/23/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    (Oct. 23, 2010) — It’s gotten much less attention than the disputed Veterans of Foreign Wars endorsement, but a similar debate is currently happening in the National Rifle Association, which endorsed Democratic U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton over his Republican challenger Vicky Hartzler while giving both Skelton and Hartzler an “A” rating. While she didn’t receive the NRA endorsement, Hartzler has also been touting her endorsements by two much smaller organizations, the Western Missouri Shooters Alliance and Gun Owners of America. Locally, the NRA also endorsed incumbent Missouri State Sen. Frank Barnitz, a Dent County Democrat, by giving him an “A-plus”...
  • Why the NRA is bent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

    10/21/2010 4:50:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Charlotte-Gun-Rights-Examiner ^ | 20 October, 2010 | Paul Valone
    Others have complained about flawed NRA candidate ratings. Now let us examine why the organization purporting to defend the Second Amendment has been systematically selling out… As conservatives battle to wrest control of Congress back from the left, liberal news organs like The Washington Post, National Public Radio and even “The Gray Lady” herself have cheered the NRA as it endorses Democrats across the country. And rest assured the NRA’s efforts are systematic. Take, for example, an e-mail I got yesterday from “Marge”: “Isn't it strange that the NRA has supported Shuler, but you, based only on the answers to...
  • Wisconsin ruling affirms importance of SAF’s McDonald case

    10/16/2010 5:21:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 October, 2010 | Dave Workman
    Like it or not – and it is clear from their reaction that the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence does not – a ruling by a Wisconsin circuit court judge that found the state’s prohibition on concealed carry to be unconstitutional is an affirmation that the Second Amendment Foundation’s victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago was not only proper, it was the right thing to do. My esteemed colleague, Wisconsin Gun Rights Examiner Gene German, writes about the Wisconsin case here, and he clearly is delighted that Clark County Judge Jon Counsell issued the ruling. Wisconsin is one...
  • Democrats Tout NRA’s Blessing

    10/15/2010 1:07:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 2+ views
    CQ-Roll Call ^ | Oct. 14, 2010 | Bennett Roth
    When Rep. Scott Murphy hit the campaign trail Monday, he made sure to drop by a meeting of the Columbia County Sportsmen’s Federation. There, the upstate New York Democrat, who neither owns a gun nor hunts, touted a recent endorsement by the National Rifle Association to bolster his contention that he is an enthusiastic fan of Second Amendment rights. The backing from the influential gun-rights organization gave the first-term Congressman an opening with a constituency that is suspicious of Democrats, who are often viewed as too liberal on the issue. This year in particular, when many Democrats such as Murphy...
  • What America would look like if the NRA has its way

    10/12/2010 8:39:20 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | OCTOBER 12TH, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    If you’ve been puzzled by the NRA’s endorsements of liberal Democrats and wondering what would happen if it got its way, here’s the voting records of a sample of the NRA’s liberal Democrat buddies. Note: NARAL is a pro abortion group ACU is the American Conservative Union, NTU is the National Taxpayers Union GOA is the Gun Owners of America SEIU is the Service Employees International Union a far left group. Their cumulative scores are as follows: NARAL 67.5% ACU 18.2% NTU 11.7% SEIU 90.3% GOA C- The numbers strongly suggest that the NRA is perfectly pleased with the way...
  • Is the NRA good for America?

    10/13/2010 6:36:19 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 32 replies ^ | OCTOBER 13TH, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The increasing number of NRA endorsements of Democrats raises some questions. Does anyone at the NRA understand political dynamics? Does the governing board of the NRA really believe voting in congress happens in a vacuum free of any extraneous political influences such as threats to cut off campaign funds? Perhaps more to the point; does the NRA have no concept of the sharply divergent mission of the Democrat Party as compared to the aims of freedom for all Americans? Does the NRA actually believe that when the liberal Democrat dream of a soviet style gulag nation, made to stink less...
  • The NRA way

    10/13/2010 7:12:55 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2010 | Rick Manning
    The NRA wayBy Rick Manning10/12/10 09:09 AM ET Polling suggests that House icon John Dingell is in trouble in his reelection bid, and to many conservative groups, an unlikely ally is likely to speed to his rescue — the National Rifle Association. This will drive many conservative bloggers, writers and erstwhile leaders nuts, but as a former NRA lobbyist, let me state this clearly — the NRA owes nothing to the conservative movement or the Republican Party. It is the NRA’s job to protect the Second Amendment rights of all Americans, not just Republicans, independents, Democrats or non-participants, but for...
  • SAF Sues Eric Holder, FBI Over Misdemeanor Gun Rights Denial

    10/14/2010 5:09:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 13 October, 2010 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting on behalf of a Georgia resident and honorably discharged Vietnam War veteran, the Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over enforcement of a federal statute that can deny gun rights to someone with a simple misdemeanor conviction on his record. The lawsuit was filed in United States District Court for the District of Columbia. SAF and co-plaintiff Jefferson Wayne Schrader of Cleveland, GA are represented by attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued both the Heller and McDonald cases before the U.S....
  • Pro-gun Democrats win endorsements from NRA

    10/07/2010 1:56:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2010 | Ben Pershing
    Not a lot of things have gone the Democrats' way this year, but dozens of their House candidates are getting a late boost from an unusual source: the National Rifle Association. So far this year, the NRA has endorsed 58 incumbent House Democrats, including more than a dozen in seats that both parties view as critical to winning a majority. The endorsements aren't the result of a sudden love for a party with which the NRA is often at odds. Rather, the powerful group adheres to what it calls "an incumbent-friendly" policy, which holds that if two candidates are equally...
  • Statement From NRA-PVF Chairman Chris W. Cox On The 2010 Nevada U.S. Senate Race

    08/27/2010 1:06:35 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 77 replies · 1+ views
    NRA-Political victory fund ^ | 08/27/2010 | NRA-ILA
    2010 Nevada U.S. Senate Race In the coming days and weeks, the NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) will be announcing endorsements and candidate ratings in hundreds of federal races, as well as thousands of state legislative races. Unless these announcements are required by the timing of primary or special elections, the NRA-PVF generally does not issue endorsements while important legislative business is pending. The NRA-PVF also operates under a long-standing policy that gives preference to incumbent candidates who have voted with the NRA on key issues, which is explained in more detail here. The U.S. Senate recently considered a number...
  • VANITY: My reply to an email from Wayne LaPierre

    10/05/2010 6:55:47 PM PDT · by OKSooner · 39 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10-5-2010 | My own sef
    Wayne you sorry bastard, I will never ever forgive you and Chris Cox for trying to save the Democrat's asses in this election. Actually I figured you out when you endorsed Brad Carson over Tom Coburn in Oklahoma's Senate election a few years ago. At the same time you endorsed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey. I can't believe you now have the gall to try to sell me something. Just bugger off. Sincerely, OKSooner, "Northeastern Oklahoma"