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    GRNC-PVF Alert 10-25-10: NRA flawed ratings plague races across NC

    Grass Roots North Carolina, P.O. Box 10684, Raleigh, NC 27605
    919-664-8565, www.grnc.org, GRNC Alert Hotline: (919) 562-4137

    GRNC-PVF Alert 10-25-10:
    NRA flawed ratings plague races across NC

    F. Paul Valone
    Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner

    In the crucial 2010 elections, find out who really supports your gun rights...

    NRA apologists attack:
    http://exm.nr/NRAapologistsRespond

    Flawed NRA ratings in North Carolina races:
    http://exm.nr/FlawedNRARatings

    For more articles by Paul Valone, go to: www.GunsPoliticsandFreedom.com

    Consistent NRA endorsement of incumbent Democrats with poor voting records promotes “status quo” in a North Carolina legislature which consistently refuses hearings to pro-gun bills…

    Previous articles on 2010 candidate ratings and endorsements have focused on a few high profile congressional races and reasons why the NRA rating system is flawed. Let us now examine lesser known races in which we will compare NRA ratings with the percentage of the time a given candidate has voted with gun owners, plus his or her GRNC evaluation. Generally speaking, in this and earlier years, the NRA seems to award incumbents with less than perfect gun rights voting records about a one letter upgrade from what they actually deserve, perhaps as part of its “friendly incumbent” policy.

    Candidates who lack voting records:

    Speaking of the NRA’s incumbent policy, NRA apologists have responded to GRNC-PVF support for challengers such as Jeff Miller in the 11th Congressional District by asking, “So beside turning in a survey, what has Miller done for gun rights?” While a survey score is certainly less reliable in predicting candidate behavior than a voting record (which is weighed more heavily in “Remember in November” evaluations), the argument suggests we should never elect a candidate who lacks a voting record. Ignoring, for a moment, the apologists’ circular argument (how will they get a voting record if we don’t aren’t elect them?), failing to support new candidates who are anxious to lead on gun issues denies us new gun rights leaders, damning us to “business as usual” erosion of individual freedom.

    Typos and errors:

    Since NRA apologists have highlighted a single typographical error in GRNC-PVF Alert 10-14-10, which incorrectly put Republican Bryan Holloway in the wrong district, which should be District 91. (My fat-fingered typing is at fault: the “Remember in November” voter guides list him correctly). Therefore, the following includes not only systematic flaws in NRA ratings, but omitted voting records and other NRA errata.

    IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

    Vote!

    GENERAL

    * VOTE ON NOV 2 (or earlier by mailing an absentee ballot or using county's early voting walk-in sites)

    More Details Available at:
    http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/content.aspx?id=52

    The election alert was authorized and paid for solely by the Grass Roots North Carolina Political Victory Fund.

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    Instead of throwing a fit about everything the NRA does, why cant GRNC work with the NRA to change the things that are wrong?

    Why doesnt GRNC get it's members involved enough in the NRA to vote in change?

    Why not get a GRNC member or more than one on the NRA board and make changes from within?

    The current method of ******* and moaning about everything the NRA does and then asking for donations which will be spent sending out more mailings of ******* and moaning is quite frankly just as annoying as the NRA compromising and playing politics with gun rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mekender View Post
    Instead of throwing a fit about everything the NRA does, why cant GRNC work with the NRA to change the things that are wrong?

    Why doesnt GRNC get it's members involved enough in the NRA to vote in change?

    Why not get a GRNC member or more than one on the NRA board and make changes from within?

    The current method of ******* and moaning about everything the NRA does and then asking for donations which will be spent sending out more mailings of ******* and moaning is quite frankly just as annoying as the NRA compromising and playing politics with gun rights.
    There is no doubt that GRNC does good things; however, I tend to agree that fighting between the organizations in detrimental to all of us.

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