My name is Todd Rathner and I am again running for reelection to the NRA Board of Directors where I have proudly served for the past 17 years. I have been fighting for our God given right to bear arms for over 20 years and am widely recognized as an effective no-compromise Second Amendment lobbyist.
After this historic presidential election in which the NRA played a vital role in denying Hillary Clinton the White House, it is imperative to keep the “NRA Team” that made that happen in place. As a long-time member of the Board and the critical Legislative Policy Committee, I strongly supported the NRA’s efforts to crush Clinton.
Among my considerable Second Amendment victories, I am very proud to have played a crucial role in enacting Arizona’s Constitutional Carry law eliminating the need for government permission to carry a concealed weapon in Arizona. That is just the high point of my central role in enacting every major pro-gun reform in Arizona in the past 17 years, making Arizona the most gun friendly state in the U.S. according to Guns and Ammo Magazine (2015).
My efforts have also resulted in passage of pro-knife owner bills in 17 states as the Director of Legislative Affairs for Knife Rights, the NRA for knife owners. Each one of those victories is a win for the Second Amendment.
I am also the Chairman and chief lobbyist for the NFA Freedom Alliance where I have worked in numerous states to make is easier to own suppressors and to allow hunting with suppressors. I am currently working in a number of states on behalf of the NFAFA to enable hunting with suppressors, as well as working to eliminate confusion in state laws regarding possession of NFA items. One example of bad law that I worked to correct is the “defense to prosecution” law in Texas. It said that if you owned an NFA item, it was illegal, but you could use your NFA paperwork in court to defend yourself. That’s a horrible, and potentially expensive, position to be in. I fixed that law to say that if you have the NFA paperwork, its legal, period!
I am a three time graduate of Gunsite Academy, a graduate of Tactical Response, and an NRA Certified Instructor.
I currently serve on the NRA’s Legislative Policy Committee, which oversaw NRA’s efforts to deny Hillary Clinton the White House. I also serve on the NRA’s International Affairs Committee, which oversees the NRA’s activities to block global gun control at the UN.
If you are an NRA voting member, your ballot will be in your monthly magazine this month or it will be mailed to you if you are an electronic subscriber to an NRA magazine. NRA Voting members are those who have been a member for at least five consecutive years or are Lifetime members.
Please keep in mind that the fewer people you vote for on the ballot, the more power your vote has, and I would sincerely appreciate your vote.
Please go get your NRA magazine or ballot out of your mailbox and VOTE for Todd J. Rathner TODAY then mail your ballot back to the NRA right away!
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Thank you for your consideration.