GOA Voter Guide Released

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  1. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Gun Owners of America Releases Congressional Voter Guide
    -- Elections will produce tremendous impact on gun owners' rights

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    http://www.gunowners.org


    Wednesday, October 8, 2008

    With the election less than one month away, Gun Owners of America is
    doing its best to keep gun owners informed about who is protecting your
    rights in the Congress.

    Many gun owners are familiar with the differences between the candidates
    at the presidential level, but how well do they know the views and actions
    of those who are running at the congressional level?

    On the campaign trail, almost no candidates for Congress admit to being
    against gun rights, making the tasks of compiling the Gun Owners of
    America congressional candidate rating both more difficult, and more
    important.

    GOA determines grades for candidates first based on any past voting
    record. Then, all candidates receive a detailed questionnaire. But what
    about those with no record and who were not open enough to return a
    questionnaire that would reveal their true colors?

    In past elections such candidates could be assigned grades by simply
    going to a campaign website. Learning what a candidate thought about
    issues like banning "assault weapons" and waiting periods for handgun
    purchases was lurking behind a button labeled "gun control."

    Not any more. For one thing, it's virtually impossible to find a link that
    says "gun control" on any campaign website. If a candidate mentions gun
    rights at all (and most don't) it is usually in the context of "protecting
    Second Amendment rights."

    A reader will find comments such as this one, referring to the recent
    Supreme Court decision striking down the gun ban in the nation's capital:

    "I agree with the Supreme Court's interpretation last week that an
    absolute prohibition against gun ownership violates the Second
    Amendment right for citizens to bear arms."

    That may sound good at first blush, but a careful reading will reveal
    that this statement -- made by a former mayor who had considered
    joining other cities in suing gun makers out of existence in 1999 -- is
    almost meaningless.

    Facing this kind of doublespeak, it is especially important that voters
    take advantage of tools like the 2008 Gun Owners of America voter
    guide.

    The stakes are high in this election, as they always are. The main
    focus is on the presidential race. If elected, Barak Obama would be the
    most anti-gun president this country has ever seen, and his
    vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden is just as bad. John McCain has
    been all over the map on the gun issue, but he did choose a stellar
    pro-gun running mate in Sarah Palin.

    While the White House may be up for grabs, liberal Democrats are in
    firm control of both chambers of Congress. With all the media
    attention on the race at the top of the ticket, it is important to
    remember that it is in the Congress where most of the battles over
    gun rights occur.

    GOA's Voter Guide will soon be landing in mailboxes around the
    nation. But you can also view an online version of this guide at:

    http://www.gunowners.org/votetb08.htm

    GOA hopes you will make use of this valuable tool and share it with
    your family and friends. Please distribute this e-mail far and wide.
    Thank you!


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    Are You A Bitter Clinger?

    Who is a Bitter Clinger? According to Sen. Barack Obama, who was
    recorded unawares at a San Francisco fundraiser, bitter clingers are
    voters who are bitter because of their economic frustration and so cling
    bitterly to their Bibles and their guns.

    If you are a bitter clinger, Gun Owners of America has a T-shirt for you!


    You can proudly proclaim your membership in this class of people so
    looked down upon by the elites in our country.

    To see the Bitter Clinger T-shirt, and for ordering information, go to:

    http://www.gunowners.org/merch9066.htm


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  2. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Marlin.
    Hopefully with some encouragement, my rep can step it up and get from A to A+.
  3. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

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    Thanks, that makes me feel better about voting against Graham since the Democrat is an A and Graham is a B... :D
  4. pickenup

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    I have a BUNCH of "NR" and "F" candidates in my state. :(
  5. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Graham surely turned out to be more a RINO than what he wanted us all to think..... :(
  6. SaddleSarge

    SaddleSarge New Member

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    If anyone else is from CA, even though Congressman Buck McKeon rates well in the gun issues, the S.O.B. sold out to Boxer by joining her in a wilderness bill that will cut thousands of acres (from) the citizens. :mad::mad::mad: http://mckeon.house.gov/
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