Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Gun Owners of America endorses Brunner

(From Gun Owners of America)

Gun Owners of America (GOA), one of America’s largest non-profit organizations dedicated to preserving Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights, today endorsed John Brunner for Governor.

“After weeks of researching the Republican candidates for governor of Missouri, Gun Owners of America proudly announces the endorsement of John Brunner,” GOA Chairman Tim Macy said. “For more than forty years, John has thrown his support behind candidates and causes that stand up for your constitutional liberties. John understands that the government’s role is to protect your individual liberty, not to take it away. He knows that it’s the criminals and terrorists who are behind the violence in this country, not law-abiding gun owners.”

“As an authentic constitutional conservative dedicated to protecting all of Missourians constitutional rights, I’m proud to receive Gun Owners of America’s endorsement for Governor,” Brunner said. “It’s more important than ever that we stand up for the right to keep and bear arms and I’ll never waver in my defense of the right of law-abiding Missourians to do just that.”

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. GOA was founded in 1975 by Sen. H.L. (Bill) Richardson (now retired). The GOA Board of Directors brings over 100 years of combined knowledge and experience on guns, legislation and politics.


Anonymous said...

Well, another gun rights group endorsement. Surprised...not. With that endorsement I won't be voting for Mr. Bruner. We need a Governor who realizes that guns don't solve everything. Gun violence is costing all of us in lost lives, and lives that are changed for ever resulting in billions of dollars in lost wages and medical care. Enough is enough.

Anonymous said...

"The New York Times covered up the extremism of the fringe gun lobby organization Gun Owners of America (GOA) in an article highlighting the group's influence with Republican politicians.

Notably, the Times reported only that the group's leader, Larry Pratt, "worked briefly for Patrick J. Buchanan's 1996 presidential campaign." While it's true that he "worked briefly" for Buchanan's campaign, the Times left out the reason Pratt's role was short-lived: he stepped down as co-chair of the campaign in response to reports that he had attended meetings organized by right-wing militia leaders and white supremacists.

The article describes GOA as an "upstart group" that has a "rising profile" and is "increasingly potent" because of its "loud" advocacy tactics on positions that "tend to veer farther right than those of the" National Rifle Association. It includes praise for the group from Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Dean Heller (R-NV) and reports that the organization has been successful in "freezing senators, particularly Republicans" from taking positions in support of gun violence prevention legislation."

Much more at the link.

Anonymous said...

It simply does not matter. The only two candidates who have a chance of election are Hathaway and Kinder because the good people of Missouri have a long history of electing only do nothing professional politicians.