Rudy Giuliani asking for NRA support: I don't think so


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Fisherman_48768
September 25, 2007, 07:38 AM
Recently after reading that Rudy Guiliana was courting the NRA for their (our) support I got upset. I informed the NRA-ILA via email that if the NRA gave Guiliana support for his campaign that I would cancel my life subscription to the organization. This is the response I got back. Each and every NRA member needs to contact the NRA-ILA and voice their concerns. Rudy Guiliana isn't a friend of the gunowner as demonstrated by his past support of anti gun legislation, gun manufactor law suits.
Dear XXXXX,

Thank you for your email regarding former mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are always interested in hearing what our members have to say and we appreciate you taking the time to contact our office. The NRA’s candidate endorsement process is a complex one, and the Political Victory Fund takes great care to examine many factors when endorsing a candidate.

First and foremost is a candidate’s demonstrated record on firearms, hunting and civil liberties issues relative to firearms and hunting. We support incumbent officeholders who have a record of supporting Second Amendment rights, building a relationship of mutual trust with them. Our grades and endorsements are then reported to NRA members via our Political Preference Charts (PPC), which are available on the NRA-PVF website (www.NRAPVF.org), and either included in NRA’s magazines, or mailed directly to members prior to Election Day.

When deciding where to apply our efforts between a number of races, we consider whether the candidate has a reasonable chance of winning. Some pro-Second Amendment candidates, unfortunately, are so handicapped by local political conditions, lack of funds, lack of staff or volunteer support, and other difficulties that even a massive NRA effort could not put them over the top and would simple be a waste of NRA members’ time and money. On the other hand, some pro-Second Amendment candidates may be in such a strong position politically that little or no expenditure of resources is necessary to ensure their reelection, and our efforts can go to a more critical race elsewhere.

Your concern regarding our endorsement of Rudy Giuliani is a valid one, and I can assure you, our greatest efforts will be applied to candidate grades and endorsements for the presidential race, especially in such a critical year. Giuliani, along with all the other candidates, will go through the same rigorous grading process and we will absolutely endorse the candidate who will preserve and protect the Second Amendment.

Once again, thank you for your comments. If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at the above address, or at (800) 392-8683.

Sincerely,

Alicia Borgess

NRA-ILA Grassroots Division

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stevemis
September 25, 2007, 08:11 AM
That reply is a load of double-speak meaningless drivel.

alsaqr
September 25, 2007, 08:33 AM
"Giuliani, along with all the other candidates, will go through the same rigorous grading process and we will absolutely endorse the candidate who will preserve and protect the Second Amendment."

Yeah, right.

NCLivingBrit
September 25, 2007, 08:35 AM
If the NRA give one nickel to Guiliani, they'll never see another nickel from me.

For all his posturing, that man is a dyed in the wool RINO who seems to feel that self defence is a right only to the Inner Party.

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GunTech
September 25, 2007, 09:14 AM
NRA rated Rudi an 'F' at one time. I'll be interested to see if that changes.

NCLivingBrit
September 25, 2007, 09:20 AM
NRA rated Rudi an 'F' at one time. I'll be interested to see if that changes.

Is that short for **** or DIAF?

.cheese.
September 25, 2007, 09:29 AM
I doubt this will happen....

30 cal slob
September 25, 2007, 09:38 AM
guys, wake up. i don't think rudy has a snowball's chance in hell of getting an NRA endorsement, regardless of how many letters we might send to the NRA.

Robert Hairless
September 25, 2007, 10:36 AM
Keep slamming the NRA on every possible occasion if it makes you feel smart. But remember that every time you do it you weaken the only gun owners organization that can protect your rights.

Common sense should suggest that there's something wrong with gun owners who behave the same way as anti gun people towards the NRA.

It's good to win. Unhappy people can eventually get to feel good about winning if they try hard enough.

Ken C
September 25, 2007, 10:41 AM
Much as I dislike Rudy, if he happens to get the nomination, still gotta vote for him rather than allow Hillary into the White House. Lesser of the evils, I suppose ...

legaleagle_45
September 25, 2007, 11:07 AM
Ken C wrote:

Much as I dislike Rudi, if he happens to get the nomination, still gotta vote for him rather than allow Hillary into the White House. Lesser of the evils, I suppose ...

What if it was Richardson instead of Hillary?

Cougfan2
September 25, 2007, 11:20 AM
Much as I dislike Rudy, if he happens to get the nomination, still gotta vote for him rather than allow Hillary into the White House. Lesser of the evils, I suppose ...

+1 It will be hold my nose and vote for the lesser of two evils time.:barf: The last time I voted FOR a candidiate rather that against another was for Reagan.

strat81
September 25, 2007, 12:02 PM
How about an e-mail address for the NRA-PVF so we can tell them to "Vote no" on Rudy?

Deanimator
September 25, 2007, 02:04 PM
Much as I dislike Rudy, if he happens to get the nomination, still gotta vote for him rather than allow Hillary into the White House. Lesser of the evils, I suppose ...
In what conceiveable way is his evil lesser than hers?

In terms of 2nd Amendment rights, they're as indistinguishable from each other as individuals in a school of piranhas.

Sistema1927
September 25, 2007, 02:08 PM
Hey Rudy, wish in one hand, crap in the other, and see which one fills up first.

Joshua C
September 25, 2007, 02:16 PM
Is that short for **** or DIAF?

...FUBAR...

Justin
September 25, 2007, 03:22 PM
Not a whole lot of activism going on here.

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