Paul Valone Appeals to Gun Voters

Gun Rights Supporters:

Have you ever heard this? “It doesn’t matter if I vote. The big money already has the election in the bag.” Even money says you’ve heard a gun owner give some variation of the “my vote doesn’t count anyways” excuse for not voting. Maybe you’ve even said it yourself.

They are wrong. The GRNC Political Victory Fund installed a sitting congressman, on his first run, by 86 votes. You heard it right: 86 votes. Numerous legislative races in North Carolina have been decided by less than 100 votes.

According to the most recent poll, incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan leads Republican challenger Thom Tillis in the race for US Senate by less than 1%. I’m not here to sing the praises of Thom Tillis. (I guarantee he hates me a lot more than he hates you.) But like it or not (and like him or not), a half dozen races – including ours – will determine whether Barack Obama and Harry Reid continue to control the Senate. If they win, I assure you we will lose.

I don’t want to hear your excuses…

If you have already voted, I thank you. If not, there is absolutely not excuse for failing to do so. Frankly, I don’t give a damn what your reasons are. It’s just too important. In Congress last year, we narrowly beat back federal gun control. In the General Assembly, we managed huge gains. What do both have in common?

Winning the previous election. In 2012, GRNC helped make North Carolina the only battleground state to repel the Obama political machine. Thanks to your vote, we installed super majorities in both the NC House and Senate, took the Governor’s mansion, the Lt. Governor’s race, and control of the NC Supreme Court. We sent conservatives to congress in 8 out of 13 seats.

Our wins at both state and federal levels resulted entirely from our 2012 election victory. But if you don’t get out and vote; if we don’t win this election, the resulting backslide could easily take us back to the dark days of 1994, when anti-gun forces passed the Brady Act, the so-called “assault weapon” ban, and very nearly, the far more draconian “Brady II.”

And forget the crap about “there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between them.” If you stick to that one, you might end up apologizing to friends because “Congressman Clay Aiken” hails from your state.

Get out and vote!

‘But I don’t know who to vote for’

You have no excuses there either. As in previous elections, GRNC has done some of the most sophisticated candidate evaluations in the country.
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Don’t forget judicial candidates!

This year, we have an unprecedented 4 contested NC Supreme Court races, and 4 statewide races for the NC Court of Appeals – including one in which anti-gun activist Lucy Noble Inman is leading over the far better candidate, Bill Southern.

GRNC-PVF recommends the following judicial candidates:

  • Supreme Court (Chief Justice): Mark Martin
  • Supreme Court (Martin seat): Bob Hunter
  • Supreme Court (Hudson seat): Eric Levinson
  • Supreme Court (Beasley seat): Mike Robinson
  • Court of Appeals (Martin seat): Marion Warren
  • Court of Appeals (Hunter seat): Bill Southern
  • Court of Appeals (Stroud seat): Donna Stroud
  • Court of Appeals (Davis seat): Paul Holcombe

It’s up to you now…

The volunteers of GRNC and GRNC-PVF have done their part by:
  • Distributing 150,000 “Remember in November” voter guides, including mailing nearly 100,000 directly to gun voters;
  • Mailing 41,000 postcard election alerts into selected focus districts;
  • Mailing 40,000 Judicial Fairness Project candidate recommendations;
  • Sending hundreds of thousands of emails, including district-specific email alerts into 21 races;
  • Sending 115,000 automated phone alerts into 5 races; and
  • Ran $10,000 in radio spots in the state’s two largest cities.
So now it’s up to you. Vote like your rights depend on it…because they do.

Armatissimi e liberissimi,

F. Paul Valone
President, Grass Roots North Carolina

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