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By JGillman, Section News
Good to see folks know better.
Considering the ridiculous assertion by Wayne Schmidt in 2012 that he was a superior gun rights advocate with his deceptive bright orange mailer which stated: "Vote on August 7 to protect your gun rights"; with no candidate carrying anti gun views in competition at that time. The implication that voting for the challenger (myself) would imperil such rights was frankly, "Nutty"
Schmidt's progressive attitude with regard to big government, complete streets, expensive transportation schemes, expansion of welfare, and pandering to whomever is in power demonstrates a left of center (read: Democrat) socio-type, and should hardly leave anyone comfortable with him protecting such rights anyhow. And as for the gun positions, in 2012, he wasn't even rated by Michigan Coalition For Responsible Gun Owners like most other candidates.
So seeing the endorsements by these sportsmen and business leaders on this issue has a very receptive place in my heart.
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This alert from the NRA says that Governor Rick Snyder is stalling the bill to repeal handgun registration in Michigan. The bill passed the state house 74-36 in June.
This bill is long past due. Only six states require any form of gun registration. Michigan, California, Hawaii, and New York register handguns, and New Jersey and Connecticut register "assault weapons". The other five are all considerably more liberal than Michigan.
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King's privilege right?
ALG President Bill Wilson today sent a letter to the House Ethics Committee today questioning Michigan CD6 Fred Upton's use of taxpayer paid franked mail to tout his political rating by the NRA to his constituents. The letter suggests Upton could well afford to campaign on his own dime without the use of taxpayer dollars:
"To be clear, if Mr. Upton had chosen to write about specific legislation mentioning key organizations who supported or opposed it as part of his rationale to his constituents as to why he voted a certain way, that would be inside the lines. However, putting out what can only be called a "campaign" piece using taxpayer funds is repugnant.Sense of entitlement, indeed.
Once bitten by the entitlement bug, its hard to shake I suppose. Stamps for Christmas cards, or pictures of hunting folk carrying guns to posture for support. All paid for with the sweat from taxpayer brows. Upton for his part, has defended his actions already, claiming the money he DIDN'T spend shows he is a fiscal hawk."
"Again this year, I will be returning money to the treasury that I could spend," Upton said."Oh.
Then there is nothing to see here. Move along.
Mike Cox has Received the endorsement from Shooters Alliance for Firearm Rights.
I know we have talked about the NRA recently, and SAFR became part of the discussion. SAFR is definitely one of the smaller representatives of Gun Owners rights, but seems to represent the true nature of the 2nd Amendment better than some other gun groups.
It was a win for the Cox campaign to see Mike Cox receive the SAFR endorsement, an important point made as the Shooters Alliance for Firearm Rights (SAFR) PAC, is one of the stronger pro-2nd Amendment leaders, with activists and voters across the state. AG Cox issued the following statement:
"As a Marine, prosecutor and Michigan's Attorney General I swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will continue to defend our gun rights as governor. I am honored to stand side-by-side with pro-2nd Amendment leaders, activists and voters at the Shooters Alliance for Firearm Rights in the fight to protect the right to keep and bear arms."
Note that its NOT JUST about hunting...
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Recently many of you might have heard about the possibility of the NRA actually endorsing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over the Republican (Tea Party) Candidate, Sharon Angle. Surprisingly, the rumor might have some weight to it, and even though Reid's overall record has been anti second amendment, they would still offer him as a possible candidate for their (sometimes) coveted approval.
A by-his-very-nature anti 2nd amendment guy over a NATURAL 2nd amendment candidate? They have a reason, but sadly they have quite contradictory reasoning to apply it.
Lets look at a local endorsement they had given.
In October 2008, Stupak received the endorsement of the NRA, which has repeatedly shown favoritism for entrenched politicians vs. their opposition candidates, and risking the "Ire" of the likely winning incumbents.
Remember this, as we read more... below the fold.
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