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NRA-Endorsed Martha McSally Scores a Major Victory Over National Gun Control Groups

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NRA-Endorsed Martha McSally Scores a Major Victory Over National Gun Control Groups

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association would like to congratulate Martha McSally on her victory in the race for Arizona’s Second Congressional District. Americans For Responsible Solutions (ARS) spent over $2 million in AZ-2, their top priority race – four times as much as they spent in any other race this cycle. This result caps off a long list of stunning defeats in the 2014 midterm elections for anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg and other gun control groups.

"The men and women of the NRA congratulate Martha McSally on a hard fought victory. Martha stood on principle and supported our constitutional freedoms, despite being relentlessly attacked by the gun control movement," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA Political Victory Fund. “Michael Bloomberg and national anti-gun groups were dealt a significant blow by Second Amendment supporters across the country on election day. A clear takeaway from these elections is that voters do not support Michael Bloomberg's extreme anti-gun agenda."

Gun control groups outspent the NRA thirty-five to one and were still defeated by the NRA’s grassroots network. The NRA contacted thousands of members and supporters via phone, email alerts, mail, and door-to-door activities. The strong rebuke of the Bloomberg anti-gun agenda coincides with a post-election Pew Research poll that shows the majority of Americans support the protection of Second Amendment rights.

After boasting that he would spend $50 million dollars to crush the NRA, ninety percent of NRA endorsed candidates for federal office won election. NRA backed candidates won nine of the top ten Senate races (AR, KS, CO, IA, GA, KY, LA, NC, and WV).  In Georgia, Bloomberg spent $350,000 on a pro-Michelle Nunn Super PAC while the NRA ran ads tying Nunn to Bloomberg and his anti-gun agenda. Nunn lost to NRA-endorsed David Perdue.

Additionally, the NRA had great success in races for the U.S. House, including significant victories in AR-2, IA-3, NH-1, and VA-10, among many others.  In IA-3, both the NRA and ARS spent heavily airing television ads that focused on Second Amendment issues and the pro-Second Amendment candidate prevailed.

Bloomberg and anti-gun groups did not fare well in gubernatorial contests either. In Maryland, Bloomberg’s PAC Spent $500,000 against Larry Hogan highlighting the fact that Hogan was endorsed by the NRA. Hogan went on to defeat Bloomberg backed gun control supporter Anthony Brown.  And in Florida, NRA-endorsed Rick Scott defeated the gun control community’s candidate, Charlie Crist.

 

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Maryland: Governor Hogan Signs Apprentice Hunting Legislation into Law

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Maryland: Governor Hogan Signs Apprentice Hunting Legislation into Law

Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed House Bill 1427 into law.

Washington: NRA Files Amicus Brief in Challenge to Kitsap County Anti-Gun Ordinance

Monday, May 22, 2017

Washington: NRA Files Amicus Brief in Challenge to Kitsap County Anti-Gun Ordinance

Last week, attorneys on behalf of the NRA filed an amicus brief in Kitsap County v. Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club (Kitsap II), the case which challenges Kitsap County’s firearm discharge ban and range licensing scheme.  Kitsap Rifle and ...

Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

The House Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 1657 by a 7-6 vote.

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Today, May 22, Governor Brian Sandoval signed important pro-gun legislation, Assembly Bill 118, into law.  AB 118, sponsored by Assemblyman Skip Daly, will allow members of the military and those who have received an honorable ...

California: AB 424 Passes Assembly - Appropriations Committees to Consider Suspense Items

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

California: AB 424 Passes Assembly - Appropriations Committees to Consider Suspense Items

Friday, May 26th is the deadline for the fiscal committees to pass bills to the floor from the chamber of origin.  On Thursday, May 25, the Senate AppropriationsCommittee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 464 and Senate Bill 497. ...

Kansas: Senate Committee Passes Gun Free Zone Legislation, Again

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kansas: Senate Committee Passes Gun Free Zone Legislation, Again

Last week, the Senate Committee of the Whole referred an amended version of House Bill 2278 back to the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

California: Don’t Miss our May 25th Webinar to Discuss the Newest DOJ Draft “Assault Weapons” Regulations

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

California: Don’t Miss our May 25th Webinar to Discuss the Newest DOJ Draft “Assault Weapons” Regulations

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, at 12:00 pm (PT), NRA’s legal team will be hosting a free webinar to discuss the recently submitted “assault weapon” regulations.   

Alabama: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Alabama: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Last Friday, May 19, the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die.  During this session, Senate Bill 24, the constitutional/permitless carry bill, passed the Senate but failed to make it to the House floor for a vote ...

Illinois: Last Chance to Save your Local Gun Dealer!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Illinois: Last Chance to Save your Local Gun Dealer!

The Illinois House of Representatives may consider Senate Bill 1657, legislation that could put your local gun dealer out of business, at any time! It is imperative that you contact your state Representative IMMEDIATELY and ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

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