The midterm elections are approaching, and the battle lines are being drawn. Races are getting nasty and tensions are high. This is especially true for those of us who support the Second Amendment. We’re currently in the toughest fight of our lives with regard to the right to keep and bear arms, and that fight is only going to get worse if we have to battle legislatures that were previously on our side.
That means people need to make smart choices in which candidate they support.
It seems that the Gun Owners of America want to help with that.
“It’s essential that Americans across the country get out to the polls to vote pro-gun; GOA’s Congressional Scorecard makes it easy to see which candidates respect the Second Amendment.”
Springfield, VA – Gun Owners of America (GOA) today released the Congressional Scorecard for the 2018 midterm elections.
“GOA’s Congressional Scorecard is a comprehensive guide on every congressman and senator who is up for reelection, along with their challengers,” Erich Pratt, executive director of GOA said.
The scorecard holds candidates for office to the Second Amendment’s high standard of “shall not be infringed” when distributing ratings.
“GOA’s scorecard doesn’t sugarcoat anyone’s record,” Pratt said. “It’s the kind of rating that gun owners would expect from a no-compromise group like GOA. It’s one that gun owners can trust, because it’s only based on voting records and/or public statements by the candidates.”
Furthermore, the 2018 midterm elections present both danger and opportunity for gun owners.
“If the Democrats take over the Congress, Rep. Nancy Pelosi has already said that passing gun control is one of her top priorities,” Pratt stated. “However, if GOA-backed candidates are sent to Washington, then there is a real opportunity to pass pro-gun legislation in the 116th Congress.”
“It’s essential that Americans across the country get out to the polls to vote pro-gun,” Pratt concluded. “GOA’s Congressional Scorecard makes it easy to see which candidate respects the Second Amendment.”
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Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesman, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over 1.5 million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Newsroom.
Of course, it’s important to note that these are Congressional scorecards, which means there aren’t going to be gubernatorial races on it. However, I suspect you already know which candidate is pro-gun and which ones aren’t. Then again, I’m in Georgia where there aren’t any blurred lines between pro-gun Brian Kemp and explicitly anti-gun Stacey Abrams.
These days, it’s essential we support pro-gun candidates with everything we have. The stakes have never been higher than they are right now. The anti-gunners aren’t content to try to ban “assault rifles.” They’re talking complete semi-automatic rifle bans on top of magazine restrictions. They’ll kill off entire companies, destroy people’s lives, and eradicate our ability to keep and bear arms, all because they think guns are scary.
Use these scorecards and make a smart choice in your local congressional races. For everyone’s sake.