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NRA Victories!

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by JH, Nov 3, 2010.

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  1. JH

    JH Well-Known Member

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    The NRA is celebrating its 139nth birthday with these very recent victories: (candidates which were particularly targeted as prominent pro-gun politicians)

    Senate:
    John Boozman, (Arkansas);
    Roy Blunt, (Missouri);
    Richard Burr, (North Carolina);
    Jerry Moran, (Kansas);
    Rob Portman, (Ohio);
    Pat Toomey, (Pennsylvania);
    *Ken Buck, (recount, COLORADO);

    Governor:
    Jan Brewer, (Arizona);
    Dave Heineman, (Nebraska);
    Tom Corbett, (Pennsylvania);
    Dennis Daugaard, (South Dakota);
    Scott Walker, (Wisconsin);

    The NRA, the most EFFECTIVE pro-gun organization in the world helped elect these folks (partial list) and consequently, ensured many years of private gun ownership.

    Join the NRA!
     
  2. porky

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    Let's not forget Harry Reid of Nevada.
     
  3. crusha

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    Listen to the bitchin' start now...


    Children? This is your cue.
     
  4. noknock1

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    GO NRA!!!
     
  5. Straight99

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    For those of you that don't like the NRA, just turn your guns in now and join the dumbocrats. Or better yet, Join the NRA and change them into what you would like. It works better if you join the NRA. Think about it.
     
  6. g7777777

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    Just remember - nearly every one that has something bad to say about the NRA is not only too cheap to join- they are also too cheap to donate money to the only effective voice for firearms owners in the free world

    Cheap is cheap

    Even without thier voice the NRA has always been involved in shooting programs - rifle programs and conservation efforts.

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    Not to be contradictory but I think Obama indirectly had a lot to do with their elections. Not that the NRA didn't contribute mind you. Bulge.
     
  8. phirel

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    Tarheel- Charlton Heston may not have been able to write it better, but he certainly could have said it better.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    I would like to see the NRA political contribution list before I renew. I remember Wayne LaPierre telling me personally that the NRA contributed $5000 to Jim Florio of NeW Jersey at least twice. What did they give to Harry Reid - and why?
     
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    Democrat. Rep. Martin Heinrich (NM) retained his seat with help from the NRA and other Sportsman's groups. In my opinion this was not a win for our country.

    jlb
     
  11. Joe Potosky

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    Harry Reid

    2003 Cosponsor of S1805 “Gun Liability Bill” to protect the lawful manufacturers of firearms in America. Voted against the Feinstein Semi-auto Ban amendment to S1805. Rated 100% on this key legislation by the NRA. Reid's leadership made this legislation filibuster proof, but it was later killed by amendments opposed by Reid but supported by eight anti-gun Republicans.

    Reid lead the Senate Democrats in June 2004 passing H.R.218 "National Cop Carry" that now allows active and honorably retired Law Enforcement Officers to be armed nationwide to defend against terrorism and violent criminals.

    Voted against the Hatch-Craig gun control attack on the Second Amendment.

    Voted against the Boxer amendment that would have federalized trigger locks.

    Voted in favor of the Smith “Anti-Brady” Amendment to prevent taxing and registration of gun owners.

    Voted against the Durbin Amendment that would have made it a Federal Crime to keep a gun unlocked and loaded for personal protection in the home.

    Voted against gutting the Smith Amendment and in favor of protecting important gun owners’ rights.

    Cosponsor of S1414 to “Repeal the D.C. Gun Ban” and restore Second Amendment rights to the citizens of our Nation’s Capital.

    Supports arming our commercial and cargo pilots to defend against terrorists
     
  12. likes-to-shoot

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    Good post Joe, to bad those who like to bash the NRA will only read until they realize they are wrong and then quit reading so they can continue to bash something they let others pay the way for.
     
  13. Brian in Oregon

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    Harry Reid's anti-gun record:

    1. June 28, 1991—Voted for a 5 day waiting period for handgun purchases (Vote No. 115).

    2. November 19, 1993—Voted to eliminate the five-year sunset in the Brady Bill's five day waiting period, which would have made the waiting period permanent (Vote No. 386).

    3. November 19, 1993—Voted to end a filibuster led by pro-gun Senators against the Brady Bill (Vote No. 387).

    4. November 20, 1993—Voted for the Brady Bill, which imposed a 5-day waiting period before purchasing a handgun (Vote No. 394).

    5. August 25, 1994—Voted to end a filibuster led by pro-gun Senators against the Clinton Crime Bill, which contained the ban on many semi-automatic firearms (the so-called "assualt weapons ban; Vote No. 294).

    6. August 25, 1994—Voted for the Clinton Crime Bill, which contained the ban on many semi-automatic firearms (the so-called "assault weapons" ban; Vote No. 295).

    7. April 17, 1996—Voted to expand the statute of limitations for paperwork violations in the National Firearms Act from 3 years to 5 years (Vote No. 64).

    8. June 27, 1996—Voted to destroy 176,000 M-1 Garand rifles from World War II, and 150 million rounds of .30 caliber ammunition, rather than giving them to the Federal Civilian Marksmanship program (Vote No. 178).

    9. September 12, 1996—Voted to spend $21.5 million for a study on putting "taggants" in black and smokeless gunpowder (Vote No. 287).

    10. September 12, 1996—Voted to make it a Federal crime to possess a gun within 1,000 feet of any school, private or public, and impose a 5-year prison sentence for violating the law (Vote No. 290).

    11. July 28, 1998—Voted against killing an amendment offered by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) to prohibit the importation of firearm magazines holding over 10 rounds that were manufactured before the 1994 ban was enacted (Vote No. 240).

    12. May 12, 1999—Voted to ban the private sales of firearms at gun shows unless buyers submitted to background registration checks. Draconian restrictions would have also been imposed on gun show promoters, expanding federal authority in this area (Vote No. 111).

    13. May 13, 1999—Voted to ban the importation of ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds (Vote No. 116).

    14. May 14, 1999—Voted for an amendment introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) that would regulate the transfer of firearms over the Internet (Vote No. 119).

    15. May 18, 1999—Voted for an amendment to force gun sellers to include trigger locks with every handgun sold (Vote No. 122).

    16. May 20, 1999—Voted for legislation to subject repair shop and pawn shop transactions to the same registration and background check requirements as purchases from dealers—even if a person was reclaiming his own firearm (Vote No. 133).

    17. May 20, 1999—Voted for an amendment offered by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) that would ban private sales at gun shows, unless the buyer first submits to a background registration check. Even displaying a firearm at a gun show, and subsequently transferring that gun to a non-licensee, would result in a two-year prison sentence. The amendment would also have granted BATF open-ended inspection authority to harass vendors at gun shows, and explicitly gives BATF the right to keep a gun owner registration list for up to 90 days. This amendment passed 51-50, with Vice President Al Gore breaking the tie (Vote No. 134).

    18. May 20, 1999—Voted for the Clinton Juvenile Justice bill, which contained a host of gun control provisions (Vote No. 140).

    19. July 28, 1999—Voted to end a filibuster on the Clinton Juvenile Justice bill. The filibuster was led by Sen. Bib Smith (R-NH) because of concerns with the gun control provisions in the bill (Vote No. 224).

    20. February 2, 2000—Voted for an amendment offered by Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) to help the cities bring frivolous suits against gun makers (Vote No. 4).

    21. March 2, 2000—Voted for an amendment offered by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) blaming school violence on the fact that Congress "failed to pass reasonable, common-sense gun control measures" and call for new gun ownership restrictions on the anniversary of the Columbine shootings (Vote No. 28).

    22. March 2, 2000—Voted to use Federal taxpayer funds to hand out anti-gun literature in schools and to run anti-gun public service announcements (Vote No. 32).

    23. April 6, 2000—Voted for and cosponsored a "sense of the Senate" amendment urging the passage of new gun control restrictions (Vote No. 64).

    24. March 2, 2000—Voted for an amendment offered by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) urging the passage of the ant-gun juvenile crime bill being opposed by GOA (Vote No. 28).

    25. April 10, 2000—Voted for a non-binding amendment offered by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) urging the House-Senate conferees to get the juvenile anti-gun bill to the floor of each chamber by April 20 (Vote No. 64).

    26. May 17, 2000—Voted with 29 other F-rated Senators against an amendment stating "the right of each law-abiding United States citizen to own a firearm for any legitimate purpose, including self-defense or recreation, should not be infringed." (Vote No. 103).

    27. May 17, 2000—Voted for a resolution praising the participants of the so-called Million Mom March, and calling on Congress to pass the anti-gun juvenile crime bill that GOA was fighting (Vote No. 104).

    28. April 2, 2001—Voted for the Incumbent Protection Act, so-called campaign finance reform (Vote No. 64).

    29. March 20, 2002—Voted to end a filibuster of the odious Incumbent Protection bill. The blatantly unconstitutional legislation squelches the voice of groups like Gun Owners of America in the final days before an election. By making it difficult, if not impossible, for groups to criticize the anti-gun actions of legislators prior to an election, incumbents are able to duck accountability for those actions (Vote No. 53).

    30. February 26, 2004—Voted for an amendment to require all handgun purchasers to pay an implicit "gun tax" by requiring them to buy a trigger lock when they purchase their handgun, irrespective of need. In addition, the amendment would create a broad cause of action against gun owners who fail to actually use the storage device to lock up their firearms (Vote No. 17).

    31. March 2, 2004—Voted to outlaw the private sale of firearms at gun shows unless the buyer agrees to submit to an FBI background registration check. This legislative would have effectively eliminated gun shows because of stringent requirements placed on event sponsors (Vote No. 25).

    32. July 28, 2005—Voted for an amendment to require all handgun purchasers to pay an implicit "gun tax" by requiring them to buy a trigger lock when they purchase their handgun, irrespective of need (Vote No. 207).

    33. September 29, 2005—Voted against John Roberts for Supreme Court Justice. Roberts' record and testimony to the Senate show that he is strong advocate for Second Amendment rights. Had Reid's position prevailed on this vote, the 5-4 decisions in Heller and McDonald could have gone the other way (Vote No. 245).

    34. January 18, 2007—Voted against an amendment to strike language in a bill that would infringe upon the free speech rights of groups like GOA by requiring them to monitor and report on communications with members, and could easily have led to government demands for organizational membership list (a.k.a. registration) (Vote No. 17).

    35. January 31, 2006—Voted against Samuel Alito for Supreme Court Justice. Justice Alito's record and testimony to the Senate show that he is strong advocate for Second Amendment rights. Had Reid's position prevailed on this vote, the 5-4 decisions in Heller and McDonald could have gone the other way (Vote No. 2) .

    36. February 2, 2009—Voted to confirm Eric Holder as Attorney General. Holder was an anti-Second Amendment official for the Clinton administration, and has called for a renewal of the Clinton gun ban (Vote No. 32).

    37. March 19, 2009—Voted to massively expand the amount of land covered by the National Parks gun ban. As Majority Leader, Reid frustrated the efforts of pro-gun Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) for more than a year to repeal the gun ban. Sen. Coburn's position ultimately prevailed after overcoming Reid's opposition later in 2009 (Vote No. 106).

    38. June 25, 2009—Voted to confirm Harold Koh as Legal Advisor to the Department of State. GOA warned all Senators that Koh is a radical globalist pushing for worldwide gun control regulation, including the UN Treaty on Small Arms (Vote No. 213).

    39. August 6, 2009—Voted to confirm Sonya Sotomayor as Supreme Court Justice. GOA warned all Senators that Judge Sotomayor's record on gun rights was one of hostility to the Second Amendment, which was born out in her dissent in the McDonald decision (Vote No. 262).

    40. September 9, 2009—Voted to confirm Cass Sunstein as Administrator of Regulatory Affairs (Regulatory Czar). GOA notified all Senators that Cass Sunstein is a radical leftist who would like to ban hunting and give animals some of the same rights as humans in the courtroom (Vote No. 273).

    41. November 19, 2009—Reid voted to confirm the highly controversial Richard Hamilton to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Hamilton has stated that the Founding Fathers intended judges to amend the Constitution through “evolving case law” (Vote No. 350).

    42. December 24, 2009—Reid used his position as Majority Leader to pass the ObamaCare legislation. This bill will allow the BATFE and FBI to troll through the ObamaCare database for gun owners who would be disqualified because of their medical information (Vote No. 396).

    43. March 25, 2010—Reid voted against an amendment offered by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) to prevent Veterans from losing their Second Amendment rights without due process of law (Vote No. 94).
     
  14. Brian in Oregon

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    Trigger locks make good swinging targets.
     
  15. JH

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    Brian...Brian...Brian....can you see past your nose?

    Of all the Key Races in Congress (see the latest American Rifleman) only Colorado was a loss (there is a recount probable)....these were ELECTABLE pro-gun Senators and Governors......

    Harry Reid didn't really win the election, ANGLE lost it! A better candidate would have beaten Reid easily....

    Reid is relatively better FIREWALL than SCHUMER.......Rand Paul would have beaten Reid......

    Get a Grip!
     
  16. BIGDON

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    Why should he get a grip. He just showed that Reid isn't all he is cracked up to be by a few of you. Looks like Reid may be leaning more that a little left. He can also take some credit for the mess this country is in.

    Don
     
  17. sliverbulletexpress

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    It looks like the Mexican vote carried Reid. It would have been closer if a decent candidate ran against him.
     
  18. Brian in Oregon

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    <i>"Harry Reid didn't really win the election, ANGLE lost it! A better candidate would have beaten Reid easily...."</i>

    We've clearly seen some rabid NRA supporters here make excuses for NRA support of Reid.

    If there's that much mindless lockstep going on, then I must conclude that the NRA does hold a lot of power over those who cannot think for themselves. Ergo, if the NRA had left Reid with an F rating, then Angle should have won, or at least been in a better position to win.

    No matter what ex uses are offered, the irrefutable FACT is that the NRA supported an anti-gunner.
     
  19. JH

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    Brian...Brian...Brian.....I know this is difficult, but try this multiple choice:

    If you had a choice of a Liberal Anti-Gun Senator in a position of power in a critical subcommitte, who would you choose? You must choose one (repeat, you must choose one):

    1. Schumer
    2. Pelosi
    3. Reid
    4. Boxer
    5. If the GOA would have done their job, nothing bad would have happened.

    P.S. Angle LOST the election MORE than REID won it!
     
  20. Brian in Oregon

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    I chose NONE of those, because they are immaterial to the issue of giving an undeserved rating to an anti-gunner who has been one of our worst enemies. I reject your choices as non-sequiter to that issue.

    As for your statement that Angle lost it more than Reid won it, that's also non-sequiter. It also flatly states that the NRA is using criteria OTHER than the Second Amendment in their decisions. You cannot have it both ways.
     
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