win the battle lose the war? choosing progun candidate or not..


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cavman
September 28, 2010, 12:01 AM
Here is an interesting article that discusses the difficulties in choosing a candidate and the ramifications of that choice in regards to 2nd Amendment issues and gun rights.

THR has several threads that discuss NRA endorsed candidates regardless of their Elephant or Donkey logo that they have on their lapel.

This article does a nice summary of races, and the author's interpretation of what may happen if the "best gun candidate" wins, and the overall effects on pro-gun causes (hence my putting this in S&T).

Mods, if this is too political...etc etc,

I just clicked on the authors link in original article. Seems like his opinions may carry some water. http://www.davekopel.org/

***Kopel's amicus brief for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (as well as the Independence Institute, CORE, and other law enforcement organizations and scholars) was cited three times in the Supreme Court's opinions in McDonald v. Chicago. The brief is cited once by Justice Alito's plurality opinion (footnote 2) and twice by Justice Stevens' dissent. (The link takes you to the abstract page. From there, click, the "Download" button, then click the location from which you would like to download.)


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/Examiner-Opinion-Zone/gun-rights-and-the-2010-senate-elections-103877488.html


Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/Examiner-Opinion-Zone/gun-rights-and-the-2010-senate-elections-103877488.html#ixzz10mzD2H1h

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Sam1911
September 28, 2010, 09:02 AM
I'm not sure if it is too political or not. I'll read over it and ask other Mods to comment.

However, it sure doesn't fit in S&T! Moved to Activism Discussion for now.

W.E.G.
September 28, 2010, 09:18 AM
I'm voting for Chuck Norris, no matter what.

Art Eatman
September 28, 2010, 10:49 AM
Yeah, this is political, but it seems more important than most political items that get introduced.

The way I see it: For now, there seem to be no serious anti-gun threats coming from Congress. By and large the House of Representatives is deathly afraid of that issue, particularly now with the Tea Party activism.

The most important single issue for the nation is that of money. $$$. Even a RINO is better than a party-loyalist Democrat. The party-loyalists voted for Obama's insane deficits and that needs to be stopped. The only way to stop that is to change the majority in Congress from Democrat to Republican.

I look to the 2012 elections to replace RINOs with people who are truly conservative--of which we've had very few for several decades. This time around, I can tolerate a RINO over a Democrat. Again, it's a party-loyalist thing.

gearhead
September 28, 2010, 02:59 PM
The one area where party label seems to matter for the RKBA is in the confirmation of judicial appointments. Sadly, a number of normally pro-2A Senators (admittedly, from both sides of the political aisle) felt that platitudes and canned answers could help justify their voting for Supreme Court justices whose commitment to 2A was only lip service at best. Since the real battle for the RKBA is in the Federal courts, this is a real issue IMHO.

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