Posts Tagged ‘Terry McAuliffe’

The Hill has this story on how gun control advocates are touting “gains” in the states while the push for federal gun control stalled.  The thing is, with the exception of Colorado, all of those “gains” came in states that were already unfriendly to the rights of law abiding gun owners.

In the year following last December’s deadly shooting spree in Newtown, Conn., that state — along with California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and New York — enacted major reforms, the groups said.

That’s what Brady Campaign’s President, Dan Gross, called a “year of tremendous growth and momentum.”

And worse, for the gun ban groups to be crowing so loud about the gains they have made, the Brady Center’s new document grading the states on gun control note that only 10 states have an “A” or “B” grade based on their gun control laws.  Thirteen states get passing ( 7 Cs, 6 D ) grades – but Brady certainly can’t be happy with the laws in most of those states. Over half of the states have a Brady failing grade , meaning they are truely firearm friendly states (Virginia is one of the states with a “D”).

So, with Terry McAuliffe running openly supporting more gun control, is it likely Virginia will join the states that passed gun control in 2013?  Not if the House of Delegates has anything to do with it.

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The Washington Post reports that the NRA has released a new ad letting Virginia gun owners know Democrat AG candidate Mark Herring is not their friend.

Both the Governor and Attorney General campaigns have turned to gun rights issues in the last week with the news that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is dumping over $1 million in ads in Northern Virginia attacking GOP nominee Ken Cuccinelli for his support of the 2nd Amendment.  Herring is trying to tie Obenshain to Cuccinelli by sayign both have extreme positions on the right to keep and bear arms:

“It’s no wonder that fringe groups like the NRA are doing everything they can to help tea party candidate Mark Obenshain, because he agrees with them and votes with them,” Herring campaign spokesman Matt Wojtkun said in an e-mail. “Virginians are rejecting this extreme Cuccinelli-Obenshain ticket because it’s wrong for Virginia.”

It’s important for gun owners to get involved in the final week of the campaign to help defeat the anti-rights team of Terry McAuliffe, State Senator Ralph Northam, and State Senator Mark Herring.  All have committed to push for restrictions on our basic rights.  You can help by contacting the NRA-ILA Field Reps below:

James Lee

Chesterfield, Powhatan
James Morton

Newport News
Trey Ramsey

Augusta, Rockingham
Terry Durkin

Buchanan, Wise
Lexy Rusnak

Northern Virginia
Jacob Champion

Bedford, Amherst
Raney Quirk


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National Review Online’s Jim Geraghty joined Cam Edwards on NRANews.com yesterday to discuss, among other things, Democrat candidate for Governor Terry McAuliffe’s comments related to gun control.

It’s clear that McAuliffe believes being out front on gun control will not hurt him.  It’s up to gun owners to prove him wrong. Geraghty is right, this is going to be a low turnout election and gun owners can make a difference in that environment, when we get out and vote.

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The Wall Street Journal has the story here. Now is the time for gun owners to get involved for Cuccinelli. Turn out will decide this election.

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That’s the question Bearing Drift is asking this morning.

Democratic Sens. Dick Saslaw, Janet Howell and Barbara Favola all sent emails to members of the Northern Virginia Technology Council PAC when word got around that the PAC was going to endorse Ken Cuccinelli rather than Terry McAuliffe. The email from Howell, excerpted in the Washington Post, was scathing:

The Post article mentioned on Bearing Drift reports that the lobbying effort by Saslaw, Howell and Favola was “intense.”

“For them to endorse a guy with his views, a supposedly enlightened group of people — ­science-oriented — would have been the same as in the 1960s, the NAACP supporting George Wallace,” Saslaw said.

The Post noted that when the two candidates interviewed for the endorsement, that Cuccinelli came off as an intelligent, serious candidate, and that McAuliffe came off as, well, McAuliffe.


“Terry was his normal, flamboyant self,” said a board member present for both interviews. “He didn’t want to get pinned down to any details. He didn’t give any details. He was all about jobs, jobs, jobs — ‘I’m just going to take care of the situation when the time comes. I’m just going to do it.’ It was all [expletive].”

The endorsement was due out last Friday but the McAuliffe campaign protested, leading to what the Post said was an “intense lobbying effort.”  It’s clear McAuliffe is not ready for prime-time, does not know the issues and is in no way prepared to be Governor of Virginia:

On a question about whether Virginia should stay in something called the “open-trade-secrets pact,” Cuccinelli gave a thoroughly researched response, the person said.

But McAuliffe answered, according to the source: “ ‘I don’t know what that is. I’ll have to look it up later.’ And then he turns back to the guy [who asked] and said ‘Well, what do you think we should do?’ And the guy says, ‘We want Virginia to stay in it.’ And then Terry says, ‘Okay, we will.’ ”

We have less than two months before the election.  Here is one more example of why we need to keep McAuliffe from leading this state.

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Bearing Drift has these thoughts on Larry Sabato’s latest rating in the statewide races.   Sabato says what most observers already know; Cuccinelli is behind and if the election were held today he would probably lose. Fortunately, the election is still two months away and we have time to turn this around.

Now that summer is over we all need to get out and do what we can to see that the anti-gun ticket of McAuliffe, Northam, and Herring do not win.  Are you in?

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The Cuccinelli for Governor campaign takes a humorous look at Terry “TMac” McAuliffe in this new ad that quotes the Richmond Times Dispatch comparing him to the McDonalds’ “Big Mac.”

Hat tip to Bearing Drift.


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Yesterday, conservative blogger Erick Erickson put out a request for donations to help elect Republican Ken Cucinelli Virginia’s next Governor.  The appeal helped raise $10,000 by 11:00AM Wednesday.  It appears anti-gun Terry “Party Animal” McAuliffe doesn’t like it:

Do you recognize the name Erick Erickson? I wouldn’t be surprised if your answer is “no.”

He’s an ultra-conservative blogger who popped up on the radar earlier this week when he called Texas State Senator Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie,” a disgusting comment that’s not remotely out of his character.

And then yesterday, Erickson raised $10,000 in small donations for Ken Cuccinelli —before 11:30 a.m.

We can’t let that kind of momentum build unchallenged. Donate $5 right now to help Terry match the Tea Party’s moneybomb.

It’s not ideal that the Cuccinelli campaign picked up a quick $10K that they’ll use to smear Terry. But it’s worse that Erickson was able to raise the money so quickly.

Erickson has put out the call again.  Here’s your chance to help Cuccinelli if you are so inclined.

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Guns owners already know that Terry McAuliffe is no friend of gun owners.  But there are more reasons than his support for gun control to make sure Terry “Party Animal” McAuliffe does not become Virginia’s next Governor.

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The Virginia Shooting Sports Association, the NRA’s state association has the story here.

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