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Gun Rights Organizations Endorse Candidates In November Elections

October 25, 2010 by  

Gun rights organizations endorse candidates in November electionsCandidates' chances in state or Federal elections can be greatly enhanced these days if they receive an endorsement from an influential person or organization. As a result, many conservative hopefuls vie for support from the National Rifle Association (NRA) or its local affiliates (RAs).

In Illinois, the state's Political Victory Fund (ISRA-PVF) and the ISRA Fed PAC have revealed that they are throwing their support behind Bill Brady and Jason Plummer for Governor and Lt. Governor, respectively, due to Brady's long-standing support of hunters, sportsmen and lawful firearm owners.

"We are certain that, as Governor, Bill Brady will spearhead efforts to restore Illinois' outdoor sporting heritage and protect law-abiding firearm owners from extremist efforts to infringe upon their constitutional rights," the two organizations said in a statement.

Using the same criteria, ISRA-PVF has also endorsed Steve Kim for Attorney General and Robert Enriquez for Secretary of State.

Besides gun rights groups, popular politicians such as Sarah Palin are also in demand when it comes to issuing endorsements. Palin recently joined the Tea Party Express to campaign for Republican candidates in California, and last week she announced her formal support of Sharron Angle who is running for U.S. Senate in Nevada. 

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  • Claire

    The good Lord knows I am wholeheartedly “for” gun rights, but I cannot and will not back Bill Brady. He is the guy that hasn’t paid taxes for 2 years, plus the euthansia bill that he tried to promote until he received such a backlash. I do not trust him. Wish I could, but I can’t.

    • 45caliber

      There are more reasons than one to vote for – or against – someone wanting some office. I look at the NRA lists of who should or should nto be in office, but I don’t take it as a must-list of people.

      • catman

        You are correct in not resting your judgment over one issue and absolutiy over a NRA recommendation. That Org. has been a loser for a long time now and is just as much for gun controls as the reprobates supporting it. Look at what else they voted for, bail outs for Banksters, in your face secret BS behind closed doors the list is long. But I can tell you that you have to VOTE THE ICUMBANTS OUT! And regular people in at local levels and then groom then for the rise to ride ourselves of these Commie infiltrators funded by the criminalistic global banking cabal!

        • JeffH

          catman, I don’t know where you get your info, but the NRA is all about gun related rights and nothing more.

          • James

            Jeff, since the NRA’s inception, it has always given its input to Congress when they were considering firearms legislation. The National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968 are examples, to which the NRA gave its approval. The NRA is concerned mainly with preserving our hunting rights, not self-defense.

      • JeffH

        45caliber, I agree and did the same.

    • vicki

      Years ago the NRA was a good org for support of our rights. Not so much anymore. Too many obvious choices for the wrong people/positions.

      I would trust http://gunowners.org long before I would trust The NRA.

      • JeffH

        vicki, so many want to villify the NRA. I’m a member of both the NRA and GOA along with a couple others and will continue to be. Without the NRA’s power in DC we might not have had the favorable rulings in the Heller and McDonald cases just to name a few.

        • Vicki

          I do not want to vilify the NRA. They are doing that all by themselves. They are the ones trying to “compromise” and only slow down the rush to full gun control.

          With respect to our rights, ESPECIALLY the enumerated ones, there can be no compromise.

          • Bleh

            I agree totally Vicki. Just one example, there is nothing in “the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” to compromise on period. That means NO legislation that would restrict or inhibit the possession and right to bear arms anywhere.
            I do not care if you have $billions, wear the black robe of a deity or you were elected by millions in the majority, or what color your are or what gender. “the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” can only be read one way.
            That means any legislation whatsoever is an infringement and is thus unconstitutional.

        • James

          Jeff, the High Court decisions in Heller and McDonald were because there were five justices that held the Second Amendment’s restriction applied to District of Columbia ordinances as well as congressional legislation. In McDonald, the Court extended Heller’s right to self defense, through the “liberty” clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Illinois is still trying to void that.

    • vicki

      Oh and keepandbeararms.com

  • s c

    “Support” may help one’s chances of getting elected, but it’s not foolproof. In the late 18th century, the Founding Fathers didn’t run to ‘special groups’ to create America, and they managed to live without political endorsements.
    Let this be the start of like-minded people banding together to bypass groups and useful idiot agendas. We need to do what we must. Change the diaper. Flush the toilet. Open some windows. Throw away every addictive habit that would enslave us. Repudiate group stupidity (especially political stupidity), and save America.

    • Claire

      s c — For some reason I have never let a “group’s endorsement” or a presidential endorsement sway my thinking. A red flag always pops up and I think hhmmmm. Things sometimes are not what they seem. There is always a payback of some kind. Nothing is for free.

      • Dan Az

        Claire
        who is the libertarian running there and is he for gun control?

        • JC

          Dan, if he’s for gun control…he’s no Libertarian. :)

        • Claire

          Dan Az– Mark Labno (Libertarian candidate for Governor of Illinois) is on the ballot via means of citizen petition. He is pro-life, supports the 2nd Amendment rights, supports the downsizing of federal agencies, supports allowing citizens to opt out of Social Security, wants to reduce taxes and government regulations. He attended the Glenn Beck rally. I am trying to find out where he stands on gun control. Geez, the media never publishes anything about him or the Green Party candidate. I will let you know about the gun control issue when I find out.

    • Bleh

      s c, do not forget a healthy usage of enemas.

    • James

      SC, I agree. Arrest and jail drug users, and the drug industry would dry up.

  • Ed

    I’m a life member of the NRA. I am very conservative as I imagine the large preponderance of NRA and pro-gun people are. The NRA does stupid stuff and endorses some leftist candidates solely on 2nd Amendment considerations. That’s dumb. If most pro-gun and NRA folks are conservative then it stands to reason it is not just “gun rights”. The NRA has choices. It can endorse, not endorse, or stay clear of the race in question! The NRA needs to ‘back-out’ when it’s the choice between a communist and a non-gun supporting conservative. Neither is a good choice and neither deserves an endorsement. Harry Reid is a classic example. If the NRA supports Reid solely on 2nd Amendment reasons, it’s cutting the throats of the people who support the NRA by “back-dooring” them on other key issues. The NRA should drop consideration of backing Reid like a just-fired caliber .50 shell casing.

    • Robert S

      I belonged to the NRA up until July of this year. I had planned on attending the convention in Charlotte, NC in May. When I saw that the speakers were Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Oliver North and Newt Gingrich I realized the organisation has been taken over by the Washington Neocons. Yhere are other pro gun organisations out there that are more patriotic.

      • Craig

        All those people support gun rights, dolt. Why shouldn’t they be speakers?

        • Robert S

          Craig They are all part of the NWO that is trying to enslave Americans. Stay away from Fox News and you might learn something.

          • vicki

            Show us what they do. Those who claim to be for us (Democrats and Republicans) have shown us that they do NOT support the people. What (and be specific) have Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin done to enslave us?

          • JeffH

            Robert S, and you are a liberal schill!

          • Craig

            Glenn Beck and the others are part of the NWO? LOL….somebody slipped out of his straight jacket.

          • Craig

            I’ll take FOX, I do not get that channel anyway, over anything any lying, low life, low class, anti-america, freedom hating, liberal has to say any day of the week.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            robert s,
            you are full of the brown moist smelly stuff clear to the top of your skull!!!!

      • James

        Robert, Neocons are conservative pretenders that, essentially, are in a president’s cabinet. As such, they don’t support the Constitution. The people you mentioned are just the opposite. Not liking ‘how’ they would support the constitution doesn’t make them Neocons.

    • USABrad

      It’ll get to the point where the only people that can own a gun has to belong to the NRA for “safe gun usage reasons”. That’s why the NRA has been so entrenched in Washington from the start. Also why when the NRA cried about having to reveal who they gave contributions to and the amounts Washington caved and made the NRA exempt from the law, see, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/17/nra-exemption-expanded-in_n_615955.html
      If you have any since of freedom and independence don’t sell out to that bought and paid for bunch of cronies.

      • independant thinker

        “Also why when the NRA cried about having to reveal who they gave contributions to and the amounts Washington caved and made the NRA exempt from the law,”

        Congress went to the NRA with the exemption trying to avoid NRA opposition not the other way around.

        Besides, the NRA does not care if you know who they support but they are adamently opposed (and rightly so) to any so called reform that would force them to publish or otherwise give out their membership rolls which is what the legislation you are talking about would have done.

        • JeffH

          You are correct!

      • JeffH

        USABrad, you’ll never get fair and balanced from the far left Huff Post.

    • JeffH

      Ed, the NRA hsa never backed or endorsed Harry Reid. In their candidate ratings they gave Angle an A grade and dirty Harry a B.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        JeffH,
        I would call that a false “B” as reid would cave to almost ANY NWO vote at any time!!!

  • Robert Smith

    From Ed: “That’s dumb. If most pro-gun and NRA folks are conservative then it stands to reason it is not just “gun rights”.

    Nope. I was a member of the NRA for many years as an instructor. I was able to train lots of kids and some adults. I quit when I saw a huge change in people in the offices in Washington and the “jack boots” were discussed.

    For many years the NRA was the tip of the conservative spear going far far beyond the gun issue. They lost credibility.

    They should stick with the gun issue.

    Further, if they want to advocate for the Constitution that’s fine. But that advocacy should understand that the Constitution applies to ALL Americans, and their freedoms.

    Respect for the private recreational use of pot is one thing in particular. George Washington grew hemp. There is evidence Jefferson smoked pot. If one wants to cite the Founding Fathers then ALL of their activities must be considered.

    When it comes to abortion what can be more private than one’s own body and communication with their doctor? Yea, yea, it’s a baaaaaaabbbbeeeee in some religions, but that is a RELIGIOUS thing, not something to be forced upon those who don’t subscribe to your religion.

    So, if you want your gun rights respect you should respect the rights of others.

    Rob

    • JimH

      Rob, I’ve been a member of the NRA for 2 years and I have never seen abortion mentioned. Just where did that come from? I know you support the slaughter of unborn humans, but I don’t see where the NRA fits in. So quit crying like tha baaaabyyyy that you are.

      • independant thinker

        I have been a member for over 25 years and have never seen it mentioned.

    • http://yahoo jowolo

      Your Sir, are a Dope!

      • JimH

        jowolo, Please elaborate.

    • vicki

      Robert Smith writes:
      “Respect for the private recreational use of pot is one thing in particular”

      Very much agree. Hoping Prop 19 passes in Calif so that we can see if Calif has the guts necessary to tell the fed to read and obey amendment 10.

      “When it comes to abortion what can be more private than one’s own body and communication with their doctor? Yea, yea, it’s a baaaaaaabbbbeeeee in some religions, but that is a RELIGIOUS thing, not something to be forced upon those who don’t subscribe to your religion. ”

      So tell me. When does the baby get to have the rights you insist we all have? As to your “religion” argument are you saying that you support Sharia Law practiced by Muslims upon their wives and children?

      First Principals. Stand for them or fall for anything.

      • Robert Smith

        Hi vicki,

        You ask: ” When does the baby get to have the rights you insist we all have? As to your “religion” argument are you saying that you support Sharia Law practiced by Muslims upon their wives and children”

        BS as far as muslum law promulgates. Please quit trying to make a muslum association. Such would be a lie.

        A baybbeeee has rights when it is born. It has been proven many times that first trimester abortion, including the verbage that suggests that the pill is an abortion, is just plane BS. Later abortions are between a woman and her doctor.

        I DO NOT suppoort the Sharia or any other religion that imposes its beliefs upon other. That is also including christians.

        The ONLY person who should make a decision about abortion is the woman herself and who she decides to consult for advice.

        That is INDIVIDUAL rights in America. How can you disagree with that?

        Rob

        • http://?? Joe H.

          roberto,
          tell a judge that when you kill a pre-birth baby in an auto accident!! Many have been tried for homicide because of it!! If their rights don’t begin till birth, then how can you be tried for homicide for killing one??

          • Robert Smith

            Joe asks: “then how can you be tried for homicide for killing one?”

            One can be tried for darn near anything. For the prosicutor who is playing to the righ wing fringe with such a case WINNING is quite something else.

            Rob

      • Robert Smith

        From vicki: “So tell me. When does the baby get to have the rights you insist we all have? As to your “religion” argument are you saying that you support Sharia Law practiced by Muslims upon their wives and children?”

        A “baby” has rights when the mother (she who is giving it everything except for the one sacred sperm) wants it to have them or when it is born and someone else can take care of it.

        I DO NOT support any religion as “law” beyond those who follow it. The American government gets its power from the people, not from any religion. Get it? Remember, “We the PEOPLE…”

        Rob

    • JeffH

      The NRA is all about the 2nd Amendment and gun rights, nothing more. If someone wants to be so disillusioned with them because they have become a powerful pro-gun freedom lobby in Dc, then so be it…you have to be able to fight fire with fire, anything less make for an unfair fight.

      All the NRA has done with the ratings of the candidates is give them a grade based on their voting records and pro-freedom gun stance on the issues. hey are not telling anyone who to vote for.

      • Vicki

        If the NRA is all about 2nd Amendment why do they support “disclosure laws” Why do they support Harry Reid?

        • JeffH

          Vicki, show me where they have supported Harry Reid. Why is it that the NRA gave Angle a higher grade than Reid? The only time I have seen the NRA and Harry Reid together is during the “presentation” of the new Clark County Shooting Park, located not far from downtown Las Vegas. Yes, they applauded him for that but it is far and away from any endorsement. The bottom line is that gun owners need ranges and the rest of us may not have a facility of that size and scope nearby, but we all have ranges that need our support and need to be protected.
          I don’t like Harry Reid one bit, but you can’t overlook the fact that he stepped up for this facility. Now I’ll go wash my mouth out with soap.

        • JeffH

          …also, show me where they support “disclosure”?

        • JeffH

          When American organizations whether the Sierra Club, AARP or NRA, are told they cannot exercise their free speech rights on behalf of their membership unless they disclose who donated to the organization, that’s just muzzling free speech, and nothing more.

          It’s called political intimidation. If you are a person of means, an anti-gun advocate, a well-known blogger who supports Second Amendment rights, a senior executive of a corporation who believes in gun rights, a small advocacy group for gun rights that donates to the larger organization in support of the cause, Joe Blow from Sheboygan who runs a gas station or small store, basically anyone who donates now becomes fodder for a politician. Your name can be used locally or in national politics during a campaign to discredit you and your business by pointing out your affiliation with the NRA. Now, some people don’t have a problem with that. However, some may find their career in jeopardy, or their business damaged because they are located in a decidedly anti-gun community like San Francisco or Washington D.C. It’s called intimidation through legislation.

          Some people could care less. But if you’re an employee of a company whose management is vehemently anti-gun, and they find you are donating to NRA, gosh, despite the questionable legality of their actions, they could make your life a living hell in an effort to drive you out of the organization. The bottom line is this, Organizations you and I donate to is our own personal business, not the business of politicians.

          • JeffH

            In a nutshell, politicians suck, they are not trustworthy and they will stab you and I in the back every opportunity that presents itself. They’ve done it again with the Disclosure Act and they will continue to do it running up to the elections and then once again for Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012. Despite their best efforts, NRA has not turned un-American, and no, NRA doesn’t run congress. Scumbags run congress

          • Robert Smith

            From JeffH: “When American organizations whether the Sierra Club, AARP or NRA, are told they cannot exercise their free speech rights on behalf of their membership unless they disclose who donated to the organization, that’s just muzzling free speech,”

            Really? Whey are you ashamed of who contributes?

            In fact “free speech” that is from a corporation is the same as free speech from an individual. Why would an individual be ashamed of their point of view? The Supreme Court of the United States of America has determined that corporations can contribute. What are contributors ashamed of?

            Rob

          • independant thinker

            Robert Smith you are dinser than the rocks I dug out of my garden. In fact you are denser than the lead I have collected to cast my own bullets. JeffH gave a perfectly reasonable explination and you cannot see what he is saying.

          • JeffH

            independant thinker, his comments aren’t worth respoding to. All he does is toss out a little bait.

          • independant thinker

            JeffH I agree for the most part but once in awhile I feel the need to “poke the rattle snake with a stick”.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Independant Thinker,
            “like to poke the snake”. Actually it’s more like poking a worm!!!

    • Craig

      “So, if you want your gun rights respect you should respect the rights of others.”

      What rights would those be? The right of the libtards to shove more nation ruining socialistic programs down our throat?

    • James

      Robert, The powers delegated in Art. I, Sec. 8 of the constitution apply exclusively to Congress. The restrictions in the Bill of Rights apply exclusively to Congress. They start with “Congress shall make no law…” concerning the five rights mentioned therein. The 9th Amendment says that restrictive theme applies to all rights whether enumerated therein or not. And the 10th Amendment says powers not delegated to the United States are reserved to the States or to the people. What applies to all Americans are the laws enacted pursuant to the State constitutions wherein they reside.

  • J.M.R.

    I WILL NOT SUPPORT A NO GUNNER LIKE OHILLARY AND THE DICK-TATER ONCE WE LOSE OUR GUNS WE ARE DEAD MEAT. SO AMERICANS YOU HAD BETTER WAKE UP.

    • vicki

      Free people posses firearms. Slaves do not.

  • Mark

    The Political Party system has lost it’s way. The back biting between parties is very disappointing. If a “Good” idea is presented, but other party affiliations did not originate that idea, most other parties would ridicule good ideas because they eventually want to claim it as stolen from their bag of tricks and/or to possibly twist the idea to convince the voting public that the idea is bad for the commonwealth/state or nation. Good and Bad ideas and actions need to be fairly discussed and exposed as to the risks that could/would/will happen if enacted. Please put the good of the public’s wallet over the good of the political parties wallet at the top of the list again. Also, please make political party affiliation requirement to vote a thing of the past, it stifles the voting persons rights when your chosen party cannot vote in primary elections because your chosen party has no candidates or, even worse, no viable candidates that party managers blindly support to the end that parties gloat “we are in control”. For respect and love of our nation, vote best idea(s) and candidate(s) to bring us back from the brink of disaster to a position of international civility and respect.

    • 45caliber

      I agree about the political parties take on things. You can bet that if some Democrat had been President during 9/11, we would still be at war – except the GOP would be against it.

      If an idea is good, it should be pursued by BOTH sides. And if an idea is bad, it should not be required by the party for their members to sign on.

      • vicki

        All both parties have to do is read, understand and uphold the Constitution. There is a party that comes MUCH closer to this goal. http://www.lp.org

        • Robert Smith

          That is the party of Lyndon LaRoach.

          Why should I believe them?

          Rob

          • independant thinker

            Because he is as believeble as you are.

  • Joseph C Moore, USN Ret

    As a life member of the NRA I was appalled at the endorsement of Harry Reid by the group. He is a snake who is only talking second amendment rights who will immediately support the socialist/Marxist government that will take away the private ownership of the second amendment.

    • JeffH

      I wrote the NRA and gave them notice of my disappointment with their considering endoring of Harry Reid is Nevada Senatorial race. I also adivsed them that IF they chose to do such and endorsement I would immediately tender my membership.

      Here is a copy of the reply I recieved:

      Thank you for contacting NRA-ILA regarding the recent reports that the NRA-Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has endorsed U.S. Senator Harry Reid for reelection.

      The NRA-PVF has not endorsed Senator Harry Reid. The NRA-PVF has not released ratings or endorsements for the Nevada Senate race at this point. Ratings and endorsements will be decided closer to the election. You can find our most recent ratings and endorsements at http://www.nrapvf.org.

      Thank you for contacting us and please keep an eye out for our grades and endorsements as the election nears.

      Sincerely,

      Kyle C

      NRA-ILA Grassroots Division

      • Robert Smith

        Hey Folks,

        The NRA likes the views of him.

        IF you want to support gun freedoms in America then he should be your candidate.

        What’s the problem?

        Ohhhhhhhh, I get! You’ve been listening to Rush Limbaugh.

        Rob

        • http://?? Joe H.

          roberto,
          no we’ve been watching his ACTIONS!!!! all the words aren’t worth a dam if the words don’t match the actions!!!

    • James

      Joseph, No one owns the Second Amendment. It simply says the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. And that restriction applies exclusively to the federal government. The recent High Court decision in McDonald held that the ‘liberty’ clause of the Fourteenth Amendment now includes the right to own a handgun for self-defense. That did not alter to whom the Second Amendment applies.

  • Kim

    I agree with Ed…the NRA endorsement is bogus. Here in Oklahoma’s Congressional District 2 race we have the incumbent, Dan Boren (D), endorsed by the NRA, who has voted with the Pelosi-Reid-Obama trio 90% of the time and claims to be a “conservative” Democrat. LOL. His opponent, Dr. charles Thompson (R), is a 25 yr. veteran, retired major, veterinarian, small business owner. He is a strict Constitutionalist. But Danny boy has all these signs out “Sportsmen for Boren” which, as you can guess, every chest pounding hunter looks at and thinks that’s the guy to vote for. Dan Boren doesn’t even hunt! He’s as phony as a $3 bill. What good he has done for the state has been undone a hundred times over by his voting record. We are in a hotbed of Democrats here in this part of OK, bunch of idiots who vote Democrat because their daddy and granddaddy, etc. were Democrats. What they don’t even realize is that the so-called Democrats in power are not the same as those that were back in their daddy’s time. Well, somewhat the same, but now we have the Socialist-Marxist movement. I have come to despise the stupidity of some of these backwoods Dems just for their blatant ignorance.

    • 45caliber

      The Demos have certainly changed, just in my lifetime. Until about 1965 they supported the working man. Now they support the minority groups by taxing the working man. I may vote for a local Democrat for some local office but I won’t for a National office.

      • Robert Smith

        And in the context of gun rights you are very very wrong.

        Rob

  • JC

    Candidates need more than an NRA endorsement to qualify as Liberty minded Conservatives.

  • 2WarAbnVet

    The NRA is backing several Democrat congressmen here in NC. These Democrats vote in alignment with Nancy Pelosi 90-96% of the time. Gun rights will take a back seat to the Democrat agenda with these folks every time.

    • Robert Smith

      Then why did the NRA rank them so highly?

      Rob

      • independant thinker

        The NRA only rates candidates on their proven support for or opposition to firearms issues.

        They also regularly state that they know there are other issues to consider when voting for or against a candidate.

  • http://aol nancy says

    Michigan don’t vote NO, proposal 1, don’t change michigan constitution.

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Those who vote solely on endorsements are lazy. You have to do your own homework and decide which candidate represents you and your ideals. Endorsements can be used to aid you with your decision, but shouldn’t be relied on only for your final decision.

    • 45caliber

      You are correct.

  • http://GunRightsOrganizationsEndorseCandidatesInNovemberElections jimmy jim

    I am a life member of the NRA. An NRA certified hand gun instructor and have a CCW. I am neither a Dem or a Rep. I am a conservative. I evaluate each potical race by one thing… “Which candidate will take away less of my personal freedoms”? Do your own research. Tune out the TV adds and the endorcements. It’s freedom that matters.

    • 45caliber

      I agree. Your decision should be against who tries to take away your freedoms. ALL of your freedoms instead of just one.

    • vicki

      Jimmy jim writes:
      ““Which candidate will take away less of my personal freedoms”?”

      I am not sure that is a good choice. Voting for the lesser of 2 evils just gets you ….. evil.

      Find candidates that will NOT take away ANY of your personal freedoms. Extra points if they will fight for your personal freedoms.

      • 45caliber

        I agree – except they aren’t offered.

    • Robert Smith

      From jimmy jim: “Tune out the TV adds and the endorcements. It’s freedom that matters.”

      Wanna bet?

      Do you support the freedom for a woman to choose what is done with her body?

      Do you support the freedom of people to choose recreational drugs except alcohol?

      So you support the freedom of folks to decide to end their lives with dignity?

      Rob

      • http://GunRightsOrganizationsEndorseCandidatesInNovemberElections jimmy jim

        Perhaps you misunderstood, I said MY personal freedoms. If you beleive in those things than vote for someone that supports YOUR freedom. All politician will take away some of our freedoms.

      • James

        Robert, Most Americans believe that people have the right to do whatever God did not declare as sins. American state laws are (were) based upon that. How far have we slipped? Well God’s law says homosexual acts are capital offenses, but in Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court says men now have the right to do that.

  • tony

    Americ better wake up. Look back at history the first thing Hitler, Stalen and all the other did before taking over was gun contol and cotrol the farmers (your food) and they can control the country.

  • Bryan

    I don’t trust the NRA any longer. They back Harry Reid as well as the 1st amendment killing bill that was recently killed by the supreme court.
    My membership has been let to expire because I will never support an organization that causes it’s own death or the death of our constitution or that chooses one part of it over the other.
    There are plenty of others who do accept the mantel that the NRA casts aside. NACCA (North American Concealed Carry Association.) is my favorite choice.

    • http://GunRightsOrganizationsEndorseCandidatesInNovemberElections jimmy jim

      Gun Owners of America – gunowners.org – is also a good one. Called by Senator Dianne Feinstein on the Senator floor “Uncompromising”.

      • Craig

        “Uncompromising” is the reason the NRA is no longer looked at as the premier advocate of our gun rights. They once were, but then turned into sissies when they started compromising. Never compromise with liberals and their America hating, free hating agenda.

        • eddie47d

          40 gun dealers in Virginia supply 60% of guns recovered in crimes in that State. (Yes, there are hundreds of gun dealers) That is the whole point of making these rouge gun dealers accountable. The gun rights groups that you cherish are doing nothing to stop these dealers. Only 4 of these dealers have had their licenses revoked even though they all had been warned several times. Those weapons have been traced to 40 homicides,60 robberies and 301 shootings. To me the ATF has no backbone in going after these dealers either.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            edduhhh47DUHS!,
            I’ll remember that the next time you sell a car and the person you sell it to runs someone down and kills them!! We’ll hold you responsible for it!!!

    • JeffH

      I think you all need to get better informed and read my posts further up this blog. The NRA doesn’t endorse nor support Harry Reid.

      • Robert Smith

        Actually it does.

        Rob

        • JeffH

          Oh, is it because you said so?

  • Christopher51

    Is it just me, or is there something not right at the NRA? Most NRA members are usually very conservative, to say the least. Most of us have core values that usually include things like, God, family and the Constitution.

    The NRA appears to be centering their focus on the 2nd Amendment, exclusively. Last time I checked, there were 26 other amendments, the first 10 being the Bill of Rights. It seems to me that everything else, other than the 2nd Amendment, has fallen by the wayside. Things like God, morality, freedom of speech, et cetera, have all been flushed down the toilet. There are big deals, shady deals, deals with agencies like the FCC, backroom deals, et cetera; and some of the candidates that they’re endorsing… my God.

    Unfortunately, I fear that the NRA has been sucked in by the political machine and the lure of big money. I believe that it’s turning into an empty shell, or in this case, spent brass.

    Laus Deo

    • vicki

      “I believe that it’s turning into an empty shell, or in this case, spent brass.”

      I am pretty sure that happened a while ago.

    • Craig

      I remember the NRA when all they did was sell magazines geared towards hunters and hunting paraphernalia. Times have changed.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Craig,
        If they never got more involved than that they wouldn’t be doing even that! Our rights would have been taken away long ago had it not been for the NRA and good ole’ Charlton Heston!!!

    • JeffH

      I suggest you read my post further up.

    • Robert Smith

      From Christopher51: “The NRA appears to be centering their focus on the 2nd Amendment, exclusively.”

      Yup, and if that is true I will join again. For a very sad time they were the tip of the reich wing conservatives (who took oover the NRA like they did the Boy Scouts).

      If the gun issue is what you are interested in then the NRA seems to be focusing on that, for which I’m grateful.

      When they expand then they are violating my trust that the deal exclusively with gun issues, which caused me to leave them.

      Rob

    • Robert Smith

      From Christopher51: ” Last time I checked, there were 26 other amendments, the first 10 being the Bill of Rights. ”

      If you want to see the rest of the Bill of Rights and the rest of the ammendments enforced then support the ACLU.

      The NRA supports gun rights. Get used to it.

      Rob

      • http://?? Joe H.

        “If you want to see the rest of those rights enforced, support the ACLU!” Yeah christopher, just don’t expect them to be enforced for YOU if you are a conservative!!!

    • Robert S

      Charlton Heston was the head of the NRA. He was an Ultra-Liberal all his life. They chased all the real patriotic Americans out from the Board of Directors. Wayne LaPierre is a phony.

  • http://ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo dana

    You fellows are missing something Regristeration means confication
    They will knw exactly where to find your guns. An excutive order is coming
    The only guns we will have will be the unregistered ones

    More next time
    dana

    • 45caliber

      Oh, you can have the registered ones too until you shoot them dry.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    I’m a strong believer in the 2nd Amendment and the NRA, although I don’t always vote for the candidates which they endorse. Perhaps the NRA’s biggest error is endorsing RINOs such as DeDE Scozzafava in the recent upstate NY special Congressional election. Why not conservative Doug Hoffman instead?? Knowing the unforgiving ignorant attitudes and mentality of many voters, a RINO like Scozzafava would’ve been a bad mark in the eye of the GOP, thus leading to the election of more liberal democraps (who are probably anti- 2nd Amendment) in the following election cycles. Thus I’d rather vote for a republican/conservative with an NRA ‘B” rating than a democrap with an NRA “A” rating…..Nevertheless, most NRA endorsements are good endorsements. That’s more than I can say about other groups, such as labor unions, militant feminist and GLBT groups, environmentalist wackos, etc. Whoever these groups endorse, I always vote for the opponents!!

  • Pissed

    Just a quick word from Canada on gun control….All these things are seen as “GOOD” from a knee-jerk liberal point of view..To purchase a firearm of any type, including Air powered over 750 f.p.s. A firearm acquisition certificate must be obtained from the feds. this starts with a background check by local law enforcement, if cleared, the aplication is then sent to the feds (R.C.M.P.) for thier O.K. Once you are cleared as a “good” guy you then take the form to your local gun shop where they have to fill out the section on what type, make , serial number etc. etc…This is then taken to local law enforcement for thier aproval and documentation…Back to the gun shop to buy your choise of firearm (long gun) a handgun is a whole other ball of wax, you must also get a “transport certificate” from your local enforcement folks just to get it home, and no where else..To purchase ammo (black powder included) photo I.D. is required and logged by the gun shop….All this “hoop-jumping” by us good guys has done nothing to keep the bad guys from getting thier hands on ilegal, unregistered guns, hand or otherwise…There are more illegal guns on the street now than ever before….BILLIONS spent! BENIFITS ZERO! A very large percentage of legitimate gun owners “forgot” to register firearms they allredy had in thier possion. We dont trust our governments motives either!!!

    • James

      Pissed, Do you believe all that regulation has inringed on your right to bear arms? What does your State Constitution say?

      • independant thinker

        Pissed obviously believes that based on the wording and tone of the post.

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