The NSSF has had a political action committee for years. But traditional PACs have restrictions in what they can do. Contributions from supporters and outlays to candidates are limited.
While a so-called Super PAC can take in contributions of unlimited size from all kinds of contributors, it can’t contribute directly to candidates. It can only make independent (not coordinated with any particular campaign or party) expenditures.
It can, however, spend all the money it wants on, say, issue ads, touting the importance of voting for candidates that support gun rights or educating the voting public on why a particular candidate’s past support for gun control laws threatens your rights.
Going into 2024, with the most anti-gun President in American history running for reelection, the ability to get the pro-gun rights message out as far and as widely as possible has never been more important. Here’s the Protect Liberty PAC‘s press release . . .
The Protect Liberty Political Action Committee (PAC) launched with the express goal of electing candidates who are dedicated to preserving and protecting liberty, freedoms and the Constitutional rights of all Americans. This especially includes the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Protect Liberty PAC will take a leading role and be more dynamic and outspoken in the electoral process in order to protect the firearm industry, beginning at the ballot box.
“The right to keep and bear arms is under continuous attack by President Joe Biden, his administration and extreme, radical special-interest gun control groups that are all determined to rob Americans of their rights,” said Lawrence G. Keane, Protect Liberty PAC’s Treasurer. “This PAC enables all Americans to support candidates for office who believe our rights, enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, are protected and non-negotiable. Protect Liberty PAC will give a voice to those who will no longer allow political candidates to use them as a punchline.”
Protect Liberty PAC is a “Super PAC,” founded to elect viable candidates who will protect the firearm and ammunition industry and defend Americans’ freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights. This PAC will expressly advocate for the election or defeat of specific candidates. Advocacy will be completely independent of any candidate or political party.
Protect Liberty PAC will be active during the 2024 election cycle and beyond, utilizing the hard-earned knowledge from years of political victories to evaluate and support candidates, then strategically engage highly-targeted voters in key federal races that ultimately will have a critical impact on the firearm industry.
The firearm industry cannot afford more legislative and regulatory attacks from Washington, D.C., partisans who seek to end the lawful commerce in our industry. The balance of power in Washington, D.C., rests on a razor’s edge, and Protect Liberty PAC will focus on federal elections to ensure American freedoms have a bulwark. The battle lines are drawn and the stakes are high.
For more information or to contribute to Protect Liberty PAC, visit www.protectlibertypac.com.