Monday, September 27, 2010

NRA-PVF Endorses Mary Fallin for Governor Oklahoma

Must admit that this press release from the Fallin for Governor campaign gave a chuckle this morning.  This site took some heat when we said that Mary's opponent Jari Askins should not be endorsed by the NRA because of her stance on gun owner's rights.  We stood by the fact that Askins did not support concealed or open carry.  We did admit that she sponsors the Turkey hunt every year that Mary Fallin started as Lt Governor.  Guns for hunting are not the same as open and/or concealed carry which her office purposely seemed to not understand.  

Now with this endorsement the NRA has come down strong on the side of Mary Fallin showing there is only ONE person in the race who supports individual gun owner's rights -- Mary Fallin.  Askins should never have been considered by the NRA to get an A for her stance on guns when it only included guns for hunting.  Looks like the NRA got a wake-up call from Oklahoma gun owners.

***In Case You Missed It***

NRA-PVF Endorses Mary Fallin for Governor of Oklahoma

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Mary Fallin for Oklahoma Governor this November.

“The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund supports Mary Fallin because she is a champion and staunch defender of the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding Oklahoma gun owners,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “As a Congresswoman, Mary has worked to preserve and protect our gun rights, and I know she is committed to continuing this work as governor.”

During her time in Congress, Mary Fallin has supported many pro-gun efforts, including signing pro-gun congressional “friend of the court” briefs in both the Heller and McDonald cases, stating that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right that protects all Americans. Fallin opposes any effort to reenact the Clinton semi-auto ban. She voted in favor of allowing law-abiding citizens to carry in national parks and wildlife refuges and voted to protect access to federally-owned or administered lands for hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational shooting.

Fallin’s voting record in Congress and her support for the Second Amendment have earned her an “A” rating and the endorsement of the NRA-PVF.

“On November 2nd, I urge all Oklahoma NRA members, hunters and gun owners to vote Mary Fallin for Governor,” Cox concluded.

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services.

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