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The Washington Post has the story here.

Tom Gresham predicted near the end of his Sunday “After Show” podcast that if Hillary wins, you won’t be able to find an AR-15 on the shelf.  Look’s like this gun shop is trying to get a jump on the sales.

You can make sure that doesn’t happen though – vote on November 8th, and #GunVote.

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In this election, not just the White House is at stake.  We must keep the House and the Senate to stop an assault on our rights.  NRA reminds us that Freedom Runs in Every Race.

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With all that is at stake this election cycle and everything that will be determined by its outcome, it is up to us as members of the pro-Second Amendment community to do everything we can to make sure we elect candidates who will defend our constitutional rights.  As Virginians, we play a crucial role in preserving a pro-gun majority in the U.S. Senate and electing a pro-gun President.  If we fail to make our voices heard in November, not only could we see an anti-gun President or U.S. Senate, they would have the power to appoint an anti-gun Justice to the Supreme Court and strip away or victories from the Heller and McDonald cases. This election is not about the next four or eight years it is about the next fifty!

It may only be July, but this election cycle is already in full swing and so is NRA-ILA. The Virginia NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative, Patrick DeStefano, has been tasked with one goal, making sure we turn out the pro-gun vote, but he can’t do it alone, he needs our help.  Our strength comes from the passion of NRA members and activists and that’s just what we need right now, ACTION.

Helping NRA contact fellow Virginians will be critical in harnessing the pro-gun grassroots power in support of those that support the Second Amendment.  Please consider volunteering some of your time to make voter phone calls, canvass local neighborhoods, distribute materials or attend NRA-ILA events to spread our message.  These simple tasks have an enormous effect and any amount of time you can donate will help us make a real difference!

Please contact Patrick today to volunteer!  You can contact Patrick at:
patrick@nrailafrontlines.com
http://www.nrailafrontlines.com/

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Bloomberg is pushing a background check initiative in Nevada this election cycle and Sebastian at Shall Not Be Questioned reported last week that the Bloomberg funded group Nevadans for Background Checks has just made sure our side has no way to get our message out over the airwaves between September and Election Day when people will be focusing on the election:

This effectively prevents our side from being heard on Nevada’s Question 1. Bloomberg is using his billions to silence your voices. Our voices. We’re only going to win this with grassroots, folks. We simply do not have the money to play this game at Bloomberg’s level. We have to beat him with people on the ground. If we don’t, he’s going to come back again, and again, and again, and keep playing this game until we lose half a dozen more states like California, New York, and New Jersey are lost.

Bloomberg tried to buy the Virginia State Senate last year and failed, winning only one of the races in which he spent millions.  Virginia is not an initiative state like Nevada but that doesn’t mean he won’t find other ways to get what he wants here.  With California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome pushing anti-rights initiatives in that state and Bloomberg pushing initiatives in Nevada and Arizona, what starts out west eventually ends up in Virginia.  Now is the time to volunteer your time to elect pro-gun candidates.  That is the only way we will win.

 

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To protect our rights, we need every gun owner engaged in this year’s election.

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This blog has been very clear that the #1 job of all gun owners is to stop Hillary Clinton from being elected President.  If that means voting for a candidate for whom you only agree with on the issue of guns, then that is what you have to do.  And that doesn’t mean voting for a third party candidate.  Folks, the way our system is set up, a third party isn’t going to be elected president and likely won’t get enough electoral votes to through the election into the House of Representatives.  Earlier this week, outdoor television personality Michael Bane posted a piece on his blog that is a must read for all gun owners.  Here is a sample:

You know where I stand — unconditionally against the presumptive Democratic nominee. I have said that I am willing to vote for the “Best of Show” from the Westminster Kennel Club as long as he or she has an (R) after her name. That’s because I vote guns, and the choice seems pretty simple to me. Let me list the ways:

• The Democratic nominee has called for “Australian style” gun confiscation if elected. Let me repeat that; The Democratic nominee is in favor of door-to-door confiscation of legally owned firearms.

• The Democratic nominee has stated her specific opposition the Second Amendment and the Supreme Court rulings in Heller and McDonald that interpreted the Second Amendment as an individual right. There is no doubt that should she be elected and quickly fills the currently empty seat, the Bloomberg organization, with it’s unlimited funds, with push a 2A case to challenge to the Supreme Court ASAP.

• Because of the recent death of Justice Scalia, the incoming President will be able to immediately either shift or retain the 5-4 majority that passed both Heller and McDonald. Given the ages of several other Justices, the incoming President will likely have the power to change the Court for at least a generation.

• The Democratic nominee has stated she will spend “every day” of her Presidency thinking of ways to destroy the “gun culture,” e.g., “us.”

• The Democratic nominee unconditionally favors banning “assault weapons” and other non-specifiedd “guns.” Any new assault weapons ban would likely be modeled on the bill proposed after Sandy Hook, which is far more restrictive and far more specific than the Bill Clinton AWB. That is, it would ban guns by name, as opposed to by some vague set of specifications, e.g. wording such as “…this legislation bans the possession all guns derived from the AR-15/M-4/AR-10 platform, or using any version, caliber or modification of the AR-15 lower and/or upper receiver and any other firearm using a operating system derived from a current military platform such as the AK-47, the M1A/M-14, etc., including but not limited to, the Ruger SR556, the Ruger AR556, the Ruger SR762, the Ruger SR22, the Ruger Mini-14…and on and on.

• The Democratic nominee opposes concealed, open and Constitution carry and will support Federal legislation to curtail or eliminate these Fundamental rights.

• The Democratic nominee supports universal background checks that would completely eliminate the private sale of firearms, even to family members. Under the Bloomberg Model bill adopted in Colorado and Washington and the only bill that has been mentioned as a model, the definition of the word “transfer,” long defined by BATFE as “transfer of ownership,” the standard BATFE still uses, would be changed to “transfer of possession,” e.g. the physical act of handing a gun to anyone is defined as a “transfer” and as such must go through an Federally licensed dealer. Loaning a gun to a competition shooter whose gun has gone down or loaning a rifle to your friend for hunting season would be banned by Federal law. As originally drafted by Bloomberg’s antigun attorneys, the law was so broad-reaching that, technical, it would be illegal, a felony, to allow someone to “house-sit” in your home if you had weapons locked in a safe, even if the house-sitter had no knowledge of the combination nor any other way to access your personal firearms.

• The Democratic nominee has called for he elimination of the law protecting firearms manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits and has in fact called for people to be able to sue gun manufacturers for criminals’ use of stolen guns.

And he continues with even more. Read the entire piece because it is well worth the time.  Then take a minute and sign up for NRA-ILA Frontlines to volunteer to help defeat Clinton in the General Election.

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If it wasn’t clear before, it should be perfectly clear now that Hillary Clinton has gun owners in her sights.  She has made gun control the top focus of her campaign of late.  This from The Hill:

“I am here to tell you I will use every single minute of every day, if I’m fortunate to be your president, looking for ways to save lives so we can change the gun culture,” Clinton said to victims of the Newtown massacre in Hartford on Thursday, according to The Associated Press.

And this from the Connecticut Journal Inquirer:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged Thursday to take on the powerful National Rifle Association lobby should she be the first woman elected president in November.

All of this at the same time that Associated Press article referenced in the Hill also noted a new Quinnipiac University Poll shows that gun control ranks very low with the electorate, even among Democrats.

That won’t stop Clinton though.  This is not the year for gun owners to sit out the election because they don’t like their choice of candidates.  Gun writer and outdoor personality Tom Gresham put it very well during his Gun Talk Radio program on April 17th.

Gun owners need to do everything possible to make sure Hillary Clinton is not elected in November.

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With all of the Democratic presidential candidates and President Obama actively pushing gun control, it appears Democrats believe this is once again a golden issue for them.  But the Miami Herald has this article today that, after detailing what caused this change, asks is it really a safe issue?

“I think the Republicans will try to use the president’s executive actions to motivate part of their base,” said Nathan Gonzales, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report, a nonpartisan newsletter.

That prospect still may make some Democrats tread cautiously.

Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., who chairs a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee program for vulnerable incumbent Democrats, said the party isn’t requiring its candidates to press the gun control issue in their campaigns.

That in itself is interesting since the President said last night at his so-called “townhall” that he would not campaign or vote for any Democratic candidate who does not support his gun policies.

Only one Democrat has broken ranks with Obama on the issue, Heidi HeitKamp.  Considering she represents a pro-rights state, she is probably glad she does not have to worry about Obama making a trip to North Dakota.

Hat tip to Cam Edwards.

 

 

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Jeb Bush was one of the line of announced and probable 2016 Presidential candidates who addressed a sold out crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on Friday during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits.  During his remarks, he reminded folks that during his term as Governor, he signed more pro-rights legislation than any other governor before him.  Via Jim Geraghty of National Review Online on the laws Bush signed:

One: A law to make it easier for hunters and fishermen to register to vote. Two: A law establishing a baseline number of acres of public hunting lands. Three: A law prohibiting the confiscation of firearms following hurricanes, inspired by the behavior of New Orleans authorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Four: A law to restrict non-law-enforcement access to records on concealed-carry licenses, to ensure gun owners’ personally identifying information isn’t released to the media or the public. Five: A law ensuring Florida citizens had the right to carry firearms for self-defense and other lawful purposes while in National Forests and State Parks in Florida. Six: A law to assist men and women serving on active duty in military service to our nation with renewal of their concealed weapons and firearms licenses. Bush also boasted that he had signed Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Some on the Left attacked the law in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, even though most legal experts asserted the law didn’t apply to George Zimmerman’s circumstances, and his lawyers never cited the law in their successful legal defense of him.

I have to say I am surprised that Bush did not back away or at least skip mentioning the “Stand Your Ground” law given how the anti-rights crowd continues to mischaracterize it.  Since Bush is quoted as having said he needs to find a way to win the nomination without the GOP conservative base, he could simply have skipped over that one.  Bush knew his audience however.  Geraghty also noted that Bush took a dig at former Texas Governor Rick Perry when Bush noted that thanks to him, more Floridians have a Florida concealed carry permit than Texans who possess a Texas permit.  Conservatives may take issue with Jeb Bush on things like illegal immigration and education, but on our issue, he earned his NRA “A+” Rating.

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