Does Money And Praise Make An Endorsement?
Colorado ––(Ammoland.com)- Last week the National Rifle Association officially announced they were not endorsing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – NV).
They also went out of their way to make it clear they were not endorsing Reid's opponent, Republican Sharon Angle — who filled out the National Association for Gun Rights Federal Candidate Survey 100% pro-gun.
A typical Washington non-statement, statement.
The NRA's “non-endorsement” statement brings up a number of important questions.
Does giving a candidate money not constitute a more-than-tacit endorsement?
The NRA's Federal PAC gave Harry Reid $4,950 this year, for his 2010 reelection campaign.
Does speaking glowingly of a candidate or politician during an election year not constitute an endorsement?
In the June 2010 edition (page 16-18) of the NRA's magazine, the American Rifleman, they featured an article highlighting the work Harry Reid has done with the NRA.
I firmly believe that actions speak louder than press releases.
In that spirit, our cartoonist outlined just what that the NRA's “non-endorsement” really means.
Please feel to forward the link to this cartoon to all of your gun owning friends and relatives.For liberty, Dudley Brown
The National Association for Gun Rights was founded in 2001 to serve as a grassroots gun rights group focusing on building state-level gun rights groups and lobbying for pro-gun federal legislation. Brown has been a gun lobbyist for more than 17 years. Visit: www.nationalgunrights.org