Gun Owners Nationwide Must Rally To Defeat Harry Reid

Gun Owners Nationwide Must Rally To Defeat Harry Reid
Help Sharron Angle Defeat Harry Reid.

Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-( Thank you, everyone, for your hard work over the last few months. Because of your lobbying efforts, the NRA has decided NOT TO ENDORSE anti-gun Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his contest against Sharron Angle.

As you may remember, GOA had alerted you last month to press reports indicating that the NRA might endorse Reid.

Followers of the Wall Street Journal read on July 2 that:

The chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association made an interesting admission to The Weekly Standard following a Wednesday report by that the powerful gun lobby might back Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his general election battle against Republican Sharron Angle.

It’s not that they might endorse Reid — because they might, said chief lobbyist Chris Cox — but that the issue doesn’t appear to be as much about the records of Reid and Angle, but rather the specter of a Senate run by either Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois or New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.

GOA asked you to contact the NRA and to urge them NOT TO ENDORSE Reid. Well, as of last week, the NRA officially announced that they would not endorse him!

This is extremely good news, because it makes it more likely that gun owners in Nevada will now be able to make a more informed decision in November. Now, if we can just encourage the NRA to take the next step and endorse the pro-gun Sharron Angle!

Over her eight years in the Nevada legislature, Angle stood 100% in favor of the Second Amendment, and was a steadfast leader in protecting the constitutional liberties of all Nevadans. Reid, on the other hand, has been a steadfast OPPONENT of the right to keep and bear arms, having earned an F rating from GOA.

  • To see Senator Harry Reid’s anti-gun record, please see:

GOA has been exposing Reid’s record for months, and has even set up a special section on our website to expose his record. During this time, we have seen Reid’s numbers drop, while Angle has surged in the polls — in fact, she overcame what was at one time a 20-point deficit during the primary to win the nomination in June.

Angle and Reid are now in a dead heat, as the Rasmussen polling firm shows the two candidates are tied at 47 percent.

ACTION: Please ask the NRA leadership to endorse Sharron Angle in the Nevada Senate race — as she is an extremely pro-gun advocate. Encourage your family and friends to contact them as well.

You can call the NRA at (800) 392-VOTE (8683).

Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585
FAX: 703-321-8408

Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul

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John McCain escaped his primary challenge by spending 21 million dollars. Gun owners can send a strong message to Washington if we can defeat Reid and replace him with a strong pro-gunner. In the March 1968 issue of the American Rifleman in an article entitled “where the NRA stands on gun legislation” they admitted the NRA was created to help pass reasonable gun control. The NRA went on to say that they supported the 68 GCA. Because of that article and other actions by the NRA, GOA was founded to stop the continuation of compromise by the NRA. In my… Read more »


I am more concerned that the NRA was even CONSIDERING endorsing Reid. That concerns me 10 million times more than anything that the GOA has done.


An elephant (NRA) and a mouse (GOA) cross a small bridge. Upon arriving at the other side, the mouse looks at the elephant and says, "we sure shook that bridge, didn't we."

I've never seen an entity like the GOA so concerned with the happenings of another entity – the NRA. I guess the GOA is just acknowledging how little their endorsement means without the NRA jumping on the GOA's little bandwagon.