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This is a discussion on Whoís pro-gun in Virginia? within the Virginia Discussion and Firearm News forums, part of the Firearms Discussion by State category; Posted on May 31, 2012 by National Association for Gun Rights, NAGR Staff I have some bad news. George Allenís ...

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    Posted on May 31, 2012 by National Association for Gun Rights, NAGR Staff


    I have some bad news.

    George Allenís anti-gun crusade will continue if he gets back to the U.S. Senate.

    More on that in a minute.

    Now, sometimes folks assume that just because a politician is a Republican, they Ďre a solid supporter of the Second Amendment.

    I hope you donít make that mistake.

    You see, you and I are only a handful of votes shy in the U.S. Senate of losing our right to keep and bear arms.

    We have the most anti-gun administration in nearly 20 years. The last time such a rabid anti-gunner was in charge in Washington, we got the Brady Bill, a ban on an entire class of semi-automatic hunting and target rifles, and millions of gun owners lost their rights.

    Unfortunately, itís virtually certain that we wonít have a true gun rights hero in the White House regardless of who wins this November.

    Thatís why itís especially vital that gun owners know where every candidate for U.S. Senate stands.

    And thatís why we sent candidate surveys to the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Virginia asking very specific questions about where each candidate stands on your gun rights.

    The results might shock you.

    First, the good news, Republican candidate Delegate Bob Marshall has returned his survey 100% in support of your right to keep and bear arms.

    This should come as no surprise.

    Delegate Bob Marshall has a long history of fighting for Virginianís gun rights in the House of Delegates.

    In the General Assembly, Delegate Bob Marshall was the chief co-sponsor of the repeal of the unconstitutional one-gun-a-month rationing scheme that finally passed this year.

    Delegate Bob Marshall also led the charge to expand the right of law-abiding citizens to carry their firearms on college campuses.

    Marshall has pledged to continue his long support of gun rights in the United States Senate.

    However, I do have some disturbing news.

    Republican candidate George Allen refused to answer our survey.

    This isnít new. Some politicians refuse to answer the tough questions we ask.

    Unfortunately, when politicians refuse to answer, it virtually always means theyíd vote anti-gun if elected.

    Often, itís a sign that theyíre hiding their anti-gun views ó and George Allenís anti-gun record will shock you!

    *** George Allen proudly declared his support for the so-called ďAssault WeaponsĒ ban and pledged to renew it. 1

    *** George Allen supported and refused to repeal Virginiaís unconstitutional, and recently repealed, one-gun-a-month gun rationing scheme. 2

    *** George Allen voted to crack down on private gun sales, and to end private gun sales at gun shows. 3

    *** George Allen believes magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition should be outlawed. 4

    *** George Allen supports stringent background checks as a condition of owning a firearm. 5

    *** George Allen voted for legislation that would coerce gun owners into locking up their firearms or face criminal prosecution. 6

    *** George Allen believes that handgun buyers should be tracked in a massive centralized database. 7

    *** George Allen pledged to support mandatory trigger locks for all firearms. 8

    *** George Allen pledged a crackdown on enforcement of currently existing unconstitutional federal gun laws. 9

    George Allen has joined with liberals time and time again in opposing your God-given constitutional right to self-defense.

    Furthermore, with Allenís refusal to answer the National Association for Gun Rights candidate survey, voters have no idea if he is in favor of the U.N. gun controls that are right now looming over our head.

    Allen may not have answered our survey, but his abysmal record on our gun rights is crystal clear.

    All across the country anti-gun lawmakers and politicians are pushing the same anti-gun platform as George Allen has throughout his career.

    The next U.S. Senator from Virginia will face important choices on many or all of these issues.

    So, the question is: How long will it take George Allen to cave in like a house of cards as he has so many times before?

    Allen is likely to sell-out gun owners the first time itís politically expedient to do so.

    It makes sense. Many of the gun controls that passed during the Clinton Administration were supported by weak-kneed Republicans who often say ďpolitics is the art of compromise.Ē

    Nothing gets my blood boiling as much as politicians playing fast and loose with our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.

    With all thatís at stake this election year, and with your June 12th Republican Primary fast approaching, itís crucial that freedom-loving citizens of Virginia State know exactly where their candidates stand on the Second Amendment.

    Thatís why itís vital you send George Allen a message.

    Demand that George Allen apologize for his abysmal record on gun rights. Demand that he answer the National Association for Gun Rights survey 100% in favor of your gun rights, and pledge that if elected he will stop acting like a gun-grabber and cast his votes in support of our Second Amendment rights.

    But there isnít much time.

    Hereís what you can do to help:

    o Thank Delegate Bob Marshall for his 100% support of your right to keep and bear arms!

    o Give Republican candidate George Allen an earful by calling him at 804-726-2012. Demand that he answer the National Association for Gun Rights survey 100% in favor of your gun rights, and pledge that in the future, he will stand up to the gun-grabbers and cast his votes in support of the Second Amendment.

    Thereís no doubt about it, the upcoming elections will have a greater impact on our Second Amendment rights than any other election in our lifetime.

    And with so much at stake, Iím really going above and beyond to make sure every person in Virginia who cares about the Second Amendment knows exactly where their candidates stand.

    And Iím counting on good folks like you to help make that possible.

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    Ignore the pre-primary election scaremongering by a supporter of a rival candidate. In the race between George Allen and Tim Kaine, George Allen is the pro-gun candidate. George Allen has been endorsed by the NRA and answered VCDL's federal candidate survey with pro-gun responses.

    When he was Virginia's 67th Governor, not only did George Allen support and sign into law Virginia's shall-issue concealed carry law, 1995 SB 744, but he used his power under Article V, ß 6 of the Constitution of Virginia to propose and force the then-Democrat-controlled General Assembly to vote on 11 specific amendments that greatly improved the bill they originally passed. The General Assembly approved 9 of these amendments. One of the two amendments that Governor Allen proposed but the House of Delegates rejected would have stricken language in the bill that prohibited concealed carry in restaurants that served alcoholic beverages.

    In both 2008 and 2009, the General Assembly passed bills to limit the prohibition on concealed carry in restaurants to those who actually consumed alcoholic beverages. Governor Tim Kaine vetoed 2008 SB 476 and 2009 SB 1035. As Governor, Tim Kaine also vetoed 2008 SB 436, which would have exempted handguns in locked containers in vehicles from the concealed carry prohibition; 2009 HB 1851, which would have exempted servicemembers from Virginia's now-repealed handgun rationing law; and 2009 HB 2528, which would have regulated local "gun buy-back" programs and required the guns to be resold to the public. After Tim Kaine left the Governor's office, the General Assembly again passed all these pro-gun reforms in either the same or better versions and Bob McDonnell signed each of them into law.
    James M. "Jim" Mullins, Jr., Esq.
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    Founder and Past President, West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.

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    Voting for Allen and anyone who claims to be pro-gun should be as well.........

    This thread is strange.
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