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NRA Launches New Seven Figure Ad Buy in North Carolina's U.S. Senate Race

Friday, October 7, 2016

FAIRFAX, Va.— Today, the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) released a new $1.7 million ad buy in North Carolina exposing Deborah Ross’ anti-freedom record. The ad, “Hometown,” brings NRA’s spending in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race to nearly $4 million and will run on both broadcast and cable television in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and Wilmington as well as digitally statewide.

"Deborah Ross has made it clear that she is not a friend of the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA. “After her anti-gun efforts in the state legislature, she now wants to push the Bloomberg gun control agenda in the U.S. Senate.  The NRA urges all North Carolina gun owners and sportsmen to defeat Deborah Ross.”

Deborah Ross holds an “F” rating from the NRA for her opposition to Second Amendment rights.  As a lobbyist, Ross objected to the public sex offender registry.  In the state legislature, she voted against the fundamental right to self-defense.  As a U.S. Senator, there's no doubt that Ross would be a rubber stamp for anti-gun Supreme Court nominees.  

“Law-abiding North Carolinians deserve a senator who will defend their rights in Washington.  That's why Deborah Ross must be defeated in November,” concluded Cox.

NRA-ILA SCRIPT

"Hometown"

:30 TV

SCRIPT
ANNCR: Do you have a right to know where sex offenders live in your hometown?
Lobbyist Deborah Ross objected to the public sex offender registry.
She took the side of criminals.
Do you support your right to defend your home with a gun?
Liberal politician Deborah Ross voted against your right to self-defense.
Ross “voted against almost all… legislation on firearms.”
Ross supported gun control.
Deborah Ross: Too extreme for North Carolina.
The NRA Institute For Legislative Action is responsible for the content of this advertising.

SUBSTANTIATION
SOURCE:
Deborah Ross, “Final Report on the NC General Assembly,” North Carolina ACLU, 8/4/95
In A 1995 ACLU Memo, Ross Said A Bill For A Publicly Accessible Sex Offender Would Make It “Harder For People To Reintegrate Into Society And Start Over.” “SB 53 – Sex Offender Registration. The bill requires sex offenders, who have already served their time, to register with local authorities whenever they move to a new location. Any member of the public would have access to the sex offender list, complete with address. Despite the fact that this bill would make it even harder for people to reintegrate into society and start over and could lead to vigilantism, it passed both houses and is now law.”
Austin Bunn, “Digitizing Megan’s Law,” The Village Voice, 4/21/98
Regarding A Registry, Ross Said, “There Are Serious Concerns About What People Do With This Information” And Warned Of “Vigilantism.” “At the same time, a registry this public could pose a threat to the idea of community itself. ‘There are serious concerns about what people do with this information,’ says Deborah Ross, director of the North Carolina affiliate of the ACLU. ‘There’s no oversight, and there’s no specific rules about how to use it--that’s where we will get into the problems of improper identification and vigilantism.’”
In June 2011, Ross Voted Against A Bill Permitting The Use Of Lethal Defensive Force If Someone Feared For Their Life. 
(HB650, Roll Call Vote #1092: Motion To Concur Passed 80-39, 6/16/11, Ross Voted Nay; HB650, SL 2011-268)
McClatchy DC: Senate race reveals deep divide on gun control
“Meanwhile, Democratic challenger Deborah Ross spent her time as a state representative voting against almost all key state legislation on firearms, according to data collected by the voter-education website Project Vote Smart.” http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article97837097.html
In June 2011, Ross Voted Against A Bill Permitting The Use Of Lethal Defensive Force If Someone Feared For Their Life.
(HB650, Roll Call Vote #1092: Motion To Concur Passed 80-39, 6/16/11, Ross Voted Nay; HB650, SL 2011-268)


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