Retool The Indiana Republican Party in Favor of the 2nd Amendment
Indianapolis, IN –-(AmmoLand.com)- President Obama’s health care fiasco has been about as appealing to him as a wad of bubble gum stuck to the bottom of his shoe. However, I believe had it not been for this nightmare he’s created we would by now be dealing with some serious gun control proposals. There’s not a shred of doubt in my mind that many gun owners don’t feel the need for concern because there’s not been any gun control talk in the media.
Though we’ve been distracted with swine flu, cap and trade, health care reform, Michael Jackson’s death and you name it don’t for a second think that Obama’s toadies haven’t been packaging some strong gun control initiatives and when the time is right they’ll sell ’em like cotton candy to the sleepy eyed zombies that reach out to everything the government dangles in front of them.
For the next several months I’m going to try to convince our good people to help us retool the Indiana Republican Party so that we can control both the Indiana Senate and House.
I know there have been a great many that has defected from the Republican Party to other independent parties over the years. Having the opportunity to speak to nearly two thousand people at the Evansville July 4th TEA party and more that 500 folks at different events people have made it clear why so many have just given up hope with both the Republican and Democrat Parties.
But the fact remains that we are going to have a majority two party system for a long time so it’s going to come down to hard heads or level heads to make the best of the situation.
If gun owners here in Indiana want to again enjoy some meaningful advancement to exercise their right to keep and bear arms then we must regain control of the House back to the Republican Party in order to set up the ability for our prime movers like Sen. Johnny Nugent and Rep. Jackie Walorski and others to have the legislators necessary to assist them in their efforts.
I know at the federal level it’s hard to distinguish between Democrats and Republicans with some exceptions.
Indiana’s own Sen. Dick Lugar has been a glaring disgrace with his votes, especially with gun votes. I get calls and e-mails from across the country asking me what is the Republican Party going to do with him when he comes up for reelection.
His recent vote against Sen. Thune’s amendment 1618 which would have allowed reciprocity carry between the states for gun owners, brought Lugar and Voinovich from Ohio who also voted against it, national attention. That measure was defeated by two votes and they were the only two Republicans to vote against it.
In 2004 those two voted in favor of Sen. Feinstein’s amendment 2637 to reinstate the assault weapon ban and that amendment passed, however less than four hours later the bill S.1805 by Sen. Craig to protect the gun industry from senseless lawsuits in which 2637 was amended into failed. Curiously Lugar and Voinovich both voted in favor of S. 1805 but their willingness to ban an enormous selection of firearms earlier on that day will not be forgotten.
Therefore, again I say that it’s because of unfaithful Republicans like Lugar that makes it difficult to convince people here in Indiana that on the state level we must work to get good respectable Republican candidates to run for office. We need to replace House Democrats with Republican candidates that understand the Constitution and are willing to operate within its confines. If necessary we need good strong Republicans to replace weak liberal Republicans incumbents who have the tendency to either vote the wrong way or are unwilling to step forward and lead the General Assembly in the right direction.
I’m not writing this letter to stir debate on who is good or who is bad. That’s for every gun owner in Indiana to decide for themselves. But after examining the facts I hope that we’ll all take the appropriate action and cut a path so we can achieve more pro gun policies and laws. If Rep. Pat Bauer remains Speaker of the House we will not see any favorable gun legislation in the foreseeable future.
We got the numbers folks let’s make it happen.Jim and Margie
2nd Amendment Patriots
The Second Amendment Patriots are a local group of citizens dedicated to preserving the rights, freedoms, and civil liberties of every American by educating the American public of the founding and history of this country and its founding fathers by explaining the role, functions and purpose of the U.S. Government; and by teaching the need and importance of an armed American public, in order to allow for a more prosperous and respectful country consisting of American citizens with a pledge of allegiance to their country and who will at the same time, voice their demand to take back the present overwhelming power of the U.S. Government and deliver it into the hands of the people to which it belongs.