Tillis Faces Tough Tarheel State Senate Race

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North Carolina – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters may wonder why some states that have elected such strong supporters of our rights in the past have backslid into supporting those who seek to inflict unjust gun control laws on us. North Carolina can be seen as one example.

In that state, it used to be unthinkable that Second Amendment supporters would have to fight fiercely to elect candidates who didn’t believe that it was okay to punish law-abiding citizens for crimes and acts of madness they did not commit. Well, that is the case. One of the races that anti-Second Amendment extremists hope to win is the Senate race in North Carolina.

First elected in 2014, Thom Tillis has long supported our Second Amendment rights, first as a state lawmaker, then in his term as a United States Senator. He’s backed pro-Second Amendment judges, and he also has been a reliable pro-Second Amendment vote. These days, especially in a state that has been as close as North Carolina has been in a number of recent elections, including 2014, when Tillis beat Kay Hagan by about 1.6 percent, with roughly 49 percent of the vote. It was a close race in a very Republican year.

Now, Tillis faces another challenger, Cal Cunningham. Cunningham is bad news for your Second Amendment rights – the fact that he has been endorsed by the Giffords anti-Second Amendment group is reason enough. Then add the fact that Everytown has also endorsed Cunningham. Cunningham ran a losing primary race in 2010, so he has some experience.

Bloomberg’s group has shown the capability to drown Second Amendment supporters with ads intended to cause fear, particularly among suburban women. If Cunningham wins, Bloomberg will have a stooge who will vote to punish law-abiding Americans for crimes and acts of madness they did not commit – and who will oppose judges that will defend the Second Amendment.

This race has been mostly rated as a toss-up, while a couple of political analysts think that Tillis could lose to Cunningham. We did see a pro-Second Amendment governor lose in 2016 to Roy Cooper, much to the detriment of our rights. Second Amendment supporters, though, have plenty of time to make a difference.

You can check out the campaign site for Senator Tillis here. In addition, Second Amendment supporters can donate both to the NRA’s Political Victory Fund and to Grass Roots North Carolina’s Political Victory Fund to help elect pro-Second Amendment candidates for office in North Carolina and across the country.


About Harold HutchisonHarold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

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Dragonfly
Dragonfly
22 days ago

Let’s get moving, North Carolina. Support the 2cd Amendment candidates!
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JohnnyC
JohnnyC
23 days ago

They need to rally the gun owners!

Country Boy
Country Boy
23 days ago

I’m voting for Tillis.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
23 days ago

Suggesting someone can donate to NRA’s Political Fund is asking everyone to overlook the fact that the home state headquarters for the NRA has turned all democrat controlled and many anti-gun laws passed there.
Better take care of home before trying to help others.

FPV02
FPV02
23 days ago

Harold, you really need to learn to check with the “boots on the ground” before making blanket statements like, “Thom Tillis has long supported our Second Amendment rights.” In truth, even as far back as when Tillis was Speaker of the NC House, Tillis was all about Tillis. He had to be pressured and even threatened (repeatedly) to get him to move *any* pro-gun legislation, despite having a super majority in the chamber. In the US Senate, he was making noises of support for Rubio’s “Red Flag” gun confiscation bill…before we beat the daylights out of him for it. We… Read more »

Last edited 23 days ago by FPV02
Gindy
Gindy
24 days ago

It’s no surprise that this is happening. In fact it is becoming more and more a successful plan unfolding right in front of us. Each year another group marches out of our high schools and colleges fresh out of the indoctrination process we’ve willingly turned our children over to. With parents busy making ends meet, there is very little interest in the curriculum within those schools as long as the grades are acceptable. An additional problem is that as families move to and from different areas of the country, they bring their ideology with them. We’re seeing this in areas… Read more »

Westside
Westside
24 days ago
Reply to  Gindy

They are coming for our country from many different directions. If you’re not familiar with the “National Popular Vote”, it involves doing away with the electoral college by giving a state’s electoral votes to whomever won the so called “national popular vote”, something that didn’t exist before they invented it. https://www.nationalpopularvote.com/