Are there any candidates running where you live that you're happy to vote for?


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Jrob24
July 12, 2010, 07:53 PM
In MA right now all 10 congressional seats are held by anti-gun democrats. I think due to Scott Browns senate victory several of those incumbents will have challengers this year.

I met a pro-gun, pro-constitution candidate named Tom Weaver. He impressed me enough that I'm volunteering for his campaign to get the republican 5th district nomination in September.
http://www.tomweaverforcongress.com/

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rm23
July 12, 2010, 08:07 PM
Yes! Chris Gibson is a retired Army Ranger who is running for the 20th district in upstate NY.

Second Amendment
Chris Gibson is an outspoken supporter of the right to bear arms and to protect one’s life, loved ones and property. As a student of history, Chris understands that our Founding Fathers were passionate about the need for an informed and armed electorate to prevent tyranny. Thomas Jefferson himself wrote that “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” As Congressman, Chris will oppose any legislation which restricts the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms for protection or for sport.

Chris will cosponsor federal legislation such as:


H.R. 17 which reinforces the right to obtain firearms for security, and to use firearms in defense of self, family, or home and provides for the enforcement of such right; and

H.R. 197 which provides a national standard for reciprocity, that is, the right of an individual licensed to carry a concealed firearm in a particular State to carry a concealed firearm in other States.


Chris would also work with Second Amendment rights advocates to protect gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits intended to hamper their ability to produce and distribute firearms.

cbrgator
July 12, 2010, 08:10 PM
Nope. But I never find a good candidate because my politics are all over the place. I'm more inclined to vote for the pro-gunner but sometimes they have glaring deficiencies elsewhere that can outweigh their 2A viewpoint.

Plus, my local congresswoman, who is rabidly anti-gun, has a stranglehold on the district and is not going anywhere. I have 0 intention of voting for her but it won't matter.

swiftak
July 12, 2010, 08:15 PM
Kelly Ayotte for U.S. Senate in NH.

hso
July 12, 2010, 08:44 PM
Activism is supposed to be for plans in support of RKBA that other members can put to use. Those plans have to go beyond simple "vote" questions. I'll move this to Activism Discussion in hopes that a plan of action can be developed between the members, but please keep in mind that divisive "polyticks" will get the thread closed.

Considering that NRA-ILA and GOA and almost every other politically active organization publishes grades/scores on issues (heck, just take the Brady Campaign's scores and reverse them) it's should be pretty easy to find out what the pro and anti 2A politicians are. If the election is local enough to be difficult to find you can call the local Friends of the NRA in town an they should be able to point you to the pro-2A candidate.

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=387671

bskillet
July 13, 2010, 04:24 AM
Bill Brady for Governor here in Illinois. Pro 2A, supports legalizing CCW.

Shytheed Dumas
July 13, 2010, 07:02 AM
Pro 2nd Amendment Todd Lally for 3rd congressional disrtict in Kentucky to replace incumbant john yarmuth who once called for repeal of the 2nd Amendment.

Jrob24
July 13, 2010, 11:04 AM
Pro 2nd Amendment Todd Lally for 3rd congressional disrtict in Kentucky to replace incumbant john yarmuth who once called for repeal of the 2nd Amendment.

I just looked up yarmuth. I can't believe someone so liberal could get elected in kentucky.

230therapy
July 13, 2010, 11:27 AM
What kind of question is that? Of course not! They're all goofs and dweebs without a clue.

I would much rather prefer to vote for Tiger Woods than any politician. That way, nothing will get done and his golf game will improve.

The less that Congress does, the higher the odds they're not going to steal my property and force me to participate in stupid schemes such as sex education for 4 year olds.

oneounceload
July 13, 2010, 12:42 PM
I'm voting AGAINST ANY incumbent, regardless of party affiliation - there's a LOT more things to take care of in this country beside just gun ownership. Blind party voting is what got the country INTO this mess - it's time to look at each candidate and go accordingly - starting with a clean slate at every level - city, county, state, and Federal

Guns and more
July 13, 2010, 01:15 PM
Are there any candidates running where you live that you're happy to vote for?

Yes.
Anyone who isn't an incumbent. I'm not a one issue voter, be it gun rights, abortion, gay marriage, or taxes. Anyone who is does a disservice to the country. Right now, we need to clean house.

Jrob24
July 27, 2010, 12:56 AM
There's another local candidate I started volunteering for. He has an uphill fight to win a state senate seat, but we can't win if we don't try.

http://www.davecarnevale.com/home.html

Balrog
July 27, 2010, 01:12 AM
The "vote against the incumbent without thinking" is one of the worst ideas I have ever heard.

Why would you want to replace a bad incumbent with a worse newcomer?

tack
July 27, 2010, 02:07 AM
The "vote against the incumbent without thinking" is one of the worst ideas I have ever heard.

Why would you want to replace a bad incumbent with a worse newcomer?

It is not done without thought, Balrog, anymore than it is thoughtless to support an incumbent. You usually won't replace bad with worse. The incumbent had a chance to excel. They either demonstrate their excellence or need to be replaced ASAP. We have many examples where mediocrity sold itself to special interests to remain in power.:fire:

Then again, Balrog, perhaps you like the way things are today. :uhoh:

To each his own.

hso
July 27, 2010, 08:58 AM
Balrog's point is that it doesn't make sense to vote against a pro-2A champion just because they're an incumbent. There are very real champions of our cause in Congress that are the reason that surplus brass is available or a new AWB isn't currently in place. A "throw all incumbents out" philosophy is not selective. It doesn't invite critical examination of the pros or cons of the people running for that seat of power. It may make for an interesting catch phrase, but it makes no more sense than throwing out all your screw drivers just because half of them don't work properly.

The reasonable thing to do is look at the voting record of your incumbents and determine if they have represented you well or not and whether they've actually worked to push, not just passively support, the most important legislation you want in place and if they've worked to remove pointless or destructive legislation you do want regulating your life.

Carry out Jefferson's dream of an informed engaged citizenry selecting legislators to carry out the will of the people.

cpuckett812
July 27, 2010, 09:33 AM
My town is covered with signs to vote for a guy named Rick Hole, who Im sure had a nickname or two in school. Beside his campaign signs are ones to get you to vote for Dick Norm. I mean, Im not sure if Im in the twilight zone or porkys movie , but its pretty "hard" to get excited about candidates with names like that.

LHRGunslinger
July 27, 2010, 10:31 AM
Politicians = scum of the earth.

CoRoMo
July 27, 2010, 10:40 AM
Colorado Republicans are trying their best to come up with a brand new way to lose an election, but instead, they've fallen back on the old playbook of a third-party candidate to split the GOP vote. While a GOP win was all but locked up, this will hand the governor's office over to yet another anti-2A politician.

Pity, we only had one shot of getting a pro-gun governor back in the mansion, but now we're going to end up with one of Bloomberg's boys who is openly anti-gun. Ritter dabbled in a bit of gun control, while he was busy embarrassing himself during his one term, but Hickenlooper is going to redefine the term 'control'.

CTPhil
July 27, 2010, 12:22 PM
I've never voted happily. I'm still waiting for any candidate who will put the people first.

hso
July 27, 2010, 12:29 PM
Negativism doesn't get any traction here in Activism. Either come up with good ideas to affect positive change or expect to be left out of the planning.

elcabob
August 16, 2010, 01:04 AM
Dr. Tom Coburn

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