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NRA Press release [via Ammoland.com]:

The future of our Second Amendment rights comes down to one day— Election Day—Tuesday, November 4 2014. Tuesday’s elections are the most important of our lifetime. Our fundamental right to keep and bear arms has never been in greater jeopardy. This election cycle, we face the best organized and most well-funded attack on our freedom since our forefathers put pen to paper to ensure our Second Amendment rights . . .

As a Second Amendment supporter, you belong to one of the most effective civil rights advocacy organizations in the country. But make no mistake; our opposition is not to be underestimated. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared war on the NRA and the Second Amendment. We must not sit back and let him use his billions of dollars to impose his radical and elitist anti-gun agenda on the American people.

Your vote on Tuesday could ensure the strength of the Second Amendment for generations to come. Stay home, and we will only be able to watch as anti-gun politicians advance and enact legislation to erode our rights and disarm the American people. We must be sure our collective voices are heard loudly and clearly on Tuesday— the future of our freedom depends on it!

To ensure you know which candidates support or oppose our Second Amendment rights prior to voting on Tuesday, please visit www.NRAPVF.org.

Without the hard work of millions of NRA members, our right to keep and bear arms would have already been rendered all but meaningless, just as it has for the people of Australia and England, places that President Obama cites as model gun control jurisdictions.

We salute our members and their determination to win each and every battle, and the culmination of that battle is Election Day on Tuesday. You, the voters, ultimately determine America’s fate this year and for years to come. Freedom can be lost or gained incrementally. Your votes on Tuesday will ultimately determine which way the fate of our freedoms will sway. Now is your time to stand and fight!

Yours in freedom,
Chris W. Cox
NRA-ILA Executive Director

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About:Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Nearly five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services.Visit: www.nra.org

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  1. avatar SteveInCO says:

    WIth all due respect, our 2A rights have been in far more danger at certain times in the past than they have been today. Try 1993 for instance. Or even 2012-13. Which is not to say that that there isn’t a danger and it’s not to say that it isn’t always good to vote grabbers out.

    While eternal vigilance is necessary, it’s bad to just continually claim we are in increasingly mortal peril. The NRA unfortunately uses sky-is-falling-faster-than-ever-before rhetoric constantly; one wonders how many people just tune them out after noticing it never seems to get better.

    1. avatar Hobbez says:

      The depth of threat to the second amendment may be arguable, but what is not, is the fact that the activities of 93 led to a huge replacement of senators and representatives due to a threat to the 2A. The threats from the last 2 years need to be answered in kind. Knowing the past voting performance of politicians is the best indicator of which ones need to be retired by the ballot box.

    2. avatar KenB says:

      Consider the appointment of judges, particularly the aging Supreme Court and the threat becomes very real for the next generation.

    3. avatar Scrubula says:

      The reason our rights get in danger is because idiots think the same thing and don’t vote, then the urban hubs full of people who have never seen a gun before vote in anti-freedom politicians.

    4. avatar Shire-man says:

      It must work to motivate participation otherwise everybody wouldn’t be doing it. A vote for a (D) will revoke the 2nd and put us all in fenced pens. A vote for an (R) will lock women barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen or legalize crucifying homosexuals up on the mount.

      Politics is all lies and hyperbole. Hopefully this system can’t survive much longer as is. Ooops, is that hyperbole?

      1. avatar Accur81 says:

        A Republican vote will hang gays and leave women barefoot and in the kitchen?!

        That’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard today. The worst case scenario is that gay marriage gets delayed a bit more and that a women would have to pay for an elective abortion out of her own pocket instead of by taxpayer expense.

        1. avatar Ted says:

          This is closer to reality.

          To get the “low-information” voters, you’ve got to demonize the other guy.

          I have far more to lose with Democrats in power than with Republicans or Libertarians.

        2. avatar LarryinTX says:

          Sorry, I think you’re dreaming. The things you see are just like basic gun control, mostly whispered about as steps along the way, below the radar, or whatever, to a total ban on gun ownership and/or abortion and/or birth control. A woman’s reproductive health care is none of the government’s business, yet Republicans regularly promise how they’re going to pass some silly law which is clearly intended to control women, to make gays be straight, to hide reality from all the superstitious masses, and I have yet to see one say in answer to a question, “that is none of my business, it is none of your business, and it is none of our government’s business.” Questions on abortion, gay marriage, birth control, or many other social issues should be so answered. Questions on gun control should be answered with a partial or complete quote of the second Amendment, because that IS the government’s business.

      2. avatar Scythian Arrows says:

        Hyperbole aside, a (D) president *did* put US citizens in camps without trial in the 40s, and it has continuously been (D) legislators whittling away at the 2A. Not to say (R) folks haven’t committed their fair share of high treason – giving carte-blanche to banks and defense contractors, and allowing massive expansion of the surveillance state – but at least the GOP is a bit more subtle about eroding civil liberties.

    5. avatar Avid Reader says:

      IMHO, the NRA gets tuned out far more because of the incessant barrage of affiliate marketing (insurance, for example) than because of the “sky is falling” messaging. Their message gets lost in the clutter of crap they generate.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Could be. I am a way-out there life member, Endowment I think, and I often send simple donations, particularly to the ILA. But it has seemed to me for decades that whenever I send them $50, they spend $75 asking for more. And I’ve had them tell me they only ask once a year. Hah! I have received 10 requests for money in a week before.

  2. avatar pwrserge says:

    What we need is a good old fashioned counter attack. Repeal the GCA or NFA.

  3. avatar Gregolas says:

    Once you’re at the polls, think, “What would a Kardashian do?”
    Then vote the opposite.

    1. avatar Vhyrus says:

      If you’re at the polls you’re already doing the opposite of the Kardashians.

    2. avatar JasonM says:

      I think it’s more likely they’d be at the poles.

      1. avatar Accur81 says:

        Ewww.

    3. avatar Stinkeye says:

      So, basically vote the way a Bajoran would? (Deep Space Nine shout-out to all the nerds in the house!)

      1. avatar JasonM says:

        Spend about five minutes in a make up artist’s chair getting some dots painted on your face, or a simple prosthetic, to make a lame attempt at creating “aliens”?

  4. avatar Jolly Roger Out says:

    Is that NRA site telling anyone else that there are “no current elections” in their state? I can see a polling station from my window, but this site is adamant.

  5. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    Truth is, we never really know which elections are the most important, until many years hence when their ramifications are part of history.

    Let us not discount the importance of local elections. School boards, city councils and the like continue to trample on civil liberties “for the children.” The local mayor or county sheriff could be our strongest ally or greatest enemy. Our local units of government affect our lives more dramatically and more directly than state and federal governments.

  6. avatar JohnO says:

    Every week my Pastor says that the following week’s message will be the best, most meaningful, most rewarding message ever. He follows that by telling a tear-jerking story, then he passes the offering plate.

    Kinda the same here.

    As stated above, only history can show which votes/election outcomes are the most meaningful.

    Rant off.

  7. avatar Gw / SIES says:

    Sincere appreciation and a hearty “Thank You” extended to all the fine folks at the NRA.
    And of course R.F. and all the other fine folks at TTAG.
    “Proud To Stand With Ye”

    “Conscience, Morality and ‘Rights’ my friends, that’s what it’s all about…Conscience, Morality and ‘Rights’.
    Do No Harm / Successfully Defend.”
    Gw / SIES

    1. avatar Stinkeye says:

      Why did you put “rights” inside quote marks?

      1. avatar Gw / SIES says:

        An astute observation followed by a compelling question.
        The short answer being for the purpose of eliciting additional attention to the word ‘Rights’. The essential underlying idea of ‘Rights’ being, of course, recognition of the otherwise natural status of each individual person.
        “While References, Position, Perspective and of course, Opinions naturally vary, one would not be entirely incorrect to suggest the word ‘Rights’ to be based upon recognition of the otherwise natural status of each individual person, but becoming more clearly definable in part as:- a philosophically-based, intrinsically-confusing concept that few can adequately define, fewer still fully understand and far too many choose to ignore either in part or entirely.”
        SIES

  8. avatar Gunr says:

    I voted NRA all the way!

  9. avatar Garrison Hall says:

    As a former Person Of The Left, I’m well acquainted with the stateism, authoritarianism, and collectivism being sold to us under the label “fairness”. It took me awhile to figure it out, but at 2AM in a coffee shop off Guadalupe Street I had one of those blinding epiphanies that showed that it was all a huge lie. Knowledge, truth, and voting are powerful antidotes for those lies.

  10. avatar cmeat says:

    on my way to generate my jury duty letter right now.
    this town to the north of rahmburg rabbit’s hibernation den is 75% donkeycraps.
    when i walk in with my isra reference sheet i look them in the eye and say “my vote cancels your vote.”
    the last hard libation i had was for holder. c’mon y’all, gimme a reason.

  11. avatar FYI says:

    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
    [Excerpt:]
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –”

    The U.S. Bill of Rights
    The Preamble to The Bill of Rights
    Congress of the United States
    begun and held at the City of New-York, on
    Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
    [Excerpt:]
    “THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.”

    Note: ‘Further declaratory and restrictive clause added in order to prevent misconstruction of abuse of its powers as follows’:
    Amendment II
    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

    With the aforestated in Mind; and offered for perusal by those having not yet seen it, is the following quote courtesy of the Whitehouse.gov website.
    “The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms.”
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/the-constitution
    (Opinions vary, but it seems probable that most, if not all knowledgeable and reasonable persons would be left with little choice but to accept this as a definitive “Yes” answer to the question of “Are they really THAT STUPID?” )

    Vote early, vote often and as always, vote for the people who seem the least likely to use money stolen from you via confiscatory taxation to legislate away whatever ‘Rights’ you think you may still have.

  12. avatar Will says:

    I have been an NRA member since (I think) 1986. In that time, every election has been “THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION IN OUR LIFETIME!!!”
    The NRA’s unrelenting “THE SKY IS FALLING!!!” BS gets really tedious.

  13. avatar Tokamak says:

    I remember back in 1986 or 87 thinking that the NRA’s prognostications of doom were all BS. Turned out they weren’t. We got the AWB and plenty of other restrictions that I did not grow up with. Also seems like the weight of the majority is not nearly as much in our favor as it was back then. Maybe the sky really is falling…

  14. avatar Ralph says:

    I voted earlier and had the pleasure of helping to re-elect my State Rep and State Senator, both MA Republicans and both A rated by the NRA. I also had the great joy of voting against the Dem candidate for Governor, one Martha Coakley, who is the biggest idiot in the history of American politics and a gun-hater supreme.

    This is an important election. Turning over the Senate to the Reps will emasculate President Ebola for the rest of his term in office until our long national nightmare is over.

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