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    Gun Owners of America Political Victory Endorses J.D. Hayworth for Congress
    -- John McCain Wrong for Arizona, Wrong for America

    Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Pl, Suite 102
    Springfield, VA 22151
    February 19, 2010

    John McCain has gone out of his way to earn the ire of conservatives and gun owners in his 20-plus years as a U.S. Senator from Arizona.

    Perhaps his crowning legislative achievement was so-called campaign finance reform, or the McCain-Feingold law. This law put the muzzle on organizations such as GOA, prohibiting any broadcast advertisements within 30 days of a primary election and 60 days of a general election that even mention the name of a candidate for federal office.

    Not surprisingly, there is frequently a flurry of activity in Congress in the months right before an election, as politicians try to ram bills through at the end of a session. Forbidding criticism of sitting legislators during these crucial times (although media corporations were exempt) made McCain's bill the perfect "Incumbent Protection" act.

    McCain's bill prohibited the most important form of speech the Founding Fathers meant to protect with the First Amendment -- political speech -- so it was welcome news when the Supreme Court recently repudiated much of the McCain bill as an assault on liberty.

    But it should not come as a surprise that McCain does not want voters hear about what he's up to in Washington, because the same person who holds the First Amendment in contempt would also like to run the Second Amendment through a shredder.

    John McCain may have begun as a pro-gun legislator, but when he decided to become a gun control "maverick," he went all out.

    Since his conversion to a gun control advocate over the last ten years, McCain has favored a ban on small and inexpensive handguns and considered a ban on certain semi-automatic firearms (so-called assault weapons).

    In what was his boldest move against American gun owners, however, McCain authored a bill to that could only have been designed to close down gun shows. In addition to regulating all private sales at gun shows, his bill would have placed onerous licensing requirements on gun show promoters and would essentially have registered the millions of people who attend gun shows. Under the burdens of the McCain bill, no promoter in the country would put on a gun show and, if they did, gun owners would likely not attend.

    Thanks to McCain, the inaccurate and misleading phrase "gun show loophole" became a part of the anti-Second Amendment crowd's lexicon. The truth is, there is no gun show loophole; firearms transactions are conducted the same inside a gun show as they are anyplace else.

    In 2000, McCain became a spokesman for a gun control organization (now defunct) called Americans for Gun Safety, a group that advocated licensing and registering all gun owners. The group ran radio and TV ads with McCain supporting ballot initiatives in Colorado and Oregon that would impose McCain's favorite restrictions on gun shows.

    These ads were a way for McCain to "stick it" to gun owners, after a gun show bill stalled in the Congress. "I think that if the Congress won't act, the least I can do is support the initiative in states where it's on the ballot," McCain said in an interview.

    In 2001, the group ran advertisements in movie theaters featuring McCain urging people to keep their guns locked up "for the sake of the children." In the ads, he greatly exaggerated the risks of children gaining access to firearms in the home, and at the same time completely ignored the danger of having guns locked away if they are needed to thwart a criminal attack.

    After the 2001 terror attacks, when Gun Owners of America and tens of thousands of commercial airline pilots were pushing legislation to arm pilots as a defense against terrorism, McCain prepared an amendment that would have replaced "firearms" with "stun guns." GOA pointed out at the time how stun guns would not be effective against the type of attacks that could occur in a cockpit.

    John McCain may pretend to be pro-gun (especially in election years) but he has plunged his dagger deep into the backs of gun rights supporters. He may fancy himself as a "maverick" in shining armor, riding to rescue the American people, but all the while he has trampled the Bill of Rights underfoot.

    Thankfully, this year gun owners have a choice. Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, who was "A" rated by Gun Owners of America in his twelve years in the House of Representatives, is challenging McCain in the 2010 Republican primary.

    J.D. respects the Constitution and understands that the Second Amendment was put there by the Founding Fathers to always ensure that the people would have the means to preserve their liberty.

    During his time in the Congress, J.D. Hayworth did not vote one way in election years and another way when in nonelection years. J.D. consistently supported the Second Amendment, and that is just the type of leadership gun owners in Arizona will vote for in November.

    Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse J.D. Hayworth for U.S. Senate and urges gun owners and sportsmen from across America to help defeat anti-gunner McCain.

    Please visit J.D. on the web at http://*www.* to make the most generous contribution possible. Working together, we can win this fight and gain a Second Amendment ally in the U.S. Senate.


    Tim Macy
    Vice Chairman

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    I heard JD's interview with Hannity, Glenn Beck, and Mark Levin on the radio whilst driving my truck hither and yon. I like what he has to say about his stance on conservative values. If I were living in Arizona I would vote for him and I did tell my daughter and son-in-law to check him out.
    I do respecy John McCain for his service to our country and would not wish the 7-8 years his spent as a POW on anyone. Personally I don't know how he kept his sanity as I've known of several others that did not.
    He is a true American Hero, with the exception that he is a Progressive, and he's raised an idiot daughter, that espouses that only the young people can start a revolution, I got a bit of news for her,,,this ole bull ain't out to pasture yet. The revolution has begun already, at the ballot boxes in New Jersey, Virginia, and Massachusetts. And is continuing to grow! The Progressives in both parties had best start packing because us ole farts that love our country and our Constitution are taking it all back, and it happens in November of 2010.
    Keep your powder dry!

    ‘‘Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.’’ Thomas Jefferson

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