Monday, July 19, 2010

Election Candidate Second Amendment Grades

During elections, it isn't always easy to know which candidates are Pro Second Amendment. Fortunately, the NRA Political Victory Fund assigns a grade to each candidate based on their Second Amendment-related voting record. Below is a summary of what each grade means:

Legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.

Solidly pro-gun candidate. A candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues.

A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the candidate’s responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues.

A generally pro-gun candidate. However, a “B” candidate may have opposed some pro-gun reform or supported some restrictive legislation in the past.

Not necessarily a passing grade. A candidate with a mixed record or positions on gun related issues, who may oppose some pro-gun positions or support some restrictive legislation.

An anti-gun candidate who usually supports restrictive gun control legislation and opposes pro-gun reforms. Regardless of public statements, can usually be counted on to vote wrong on key issues.

True enemy of gun owners’ rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ rights and/or actively leads anti-gun legislative efforts, or sponsors anti-gun legislation.

Refused to answer the NRA-PVF candidate questionnaire, often an indication of indifference, if not outright hostility, to gun owners’ and sportsmen’s rights.

To find out if your candidate(s) receive a passing pro-Second Amendment grade, visit the NRA Political Victory Fund site.

I'll admit.... I find it difficult to keep up with where various candidates stand on different issues. I'm willing to bet that many of you are the same. That's why I find the NRA Political Action site so valuable. Their candidate grading system is great for those of us who don't eat & breathe politics.

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- Greg

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