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NRA going on the airwaves, targeting incumbent senators up for re-election in 2014

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The National Rifle Association is kicking off election season with ads targeting several incumbent senators who are up for re-election in 2014.

A source familiar with the buy told The Daily Caller that the campaign will be a combination of digital and print ads focusing on an internal White House memo that said that an assault weapons ban and universal background checks — two policies that administration has been pushing for in the gun control debate in the wake of the Newtown school shooting — would not be wholly effective in reducing violence unless coupled with other efforts, such as limiting the supply of weapons through a buyback program and requiring gun registration to prevent straw purchases of weapons.

Roll Call first reported the buy and its details.

The NRA’s newspaper ads say a mandatory buyback program is the equivalent of “confiscation,” and a federal registry would be “an illegal invasion of privacy unprecedented in our nation’s history.”

Those ads will run in local papers in Louisiana, Arkansas, and North Carolina, where Democratic Sens. Mary Landrieu, Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan are running for re-election in 2014.

They will also run in Maine — the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who is also up for re-election next year — and in West Virginia, which will be an open seat in 2014, when Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller retires.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/20/nra-going-on-the-airwaves-targeting-incumbent-senators-up-for-re-election-in-2014/#ixzz2LUv31t7q



  1. thirdtwin

    February 21st, 2013

    oooooh, “targeting”, by the NRA, no less! Can’t wait to see pillow-biter Piers burst a blood vessel over that.

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  2. Edith McCrotch

    February 21st, 2013

    Dear NRA,

    Save your money in NC, Kay Hagen is a dead duck…so to speak.

    Still I’d like to see her response with ̶t̶a̶l̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶p̶o̶i̶n̶t̶s̶ lies like…

    “Kay Hagen led the charge against anti-gun lobbys” or

    “Kay Hagen believes in the constitution and will continue to fight to maintain the rights “given” by the constitution.

    I’m betting she’ll be silent about it though, maybe dismissing it by calling it a “non-issue” and that congress would “never” override the constitution (“are you kidding me?” are you kidding me?” ala Nancy Pelosi when asked if Obamacares creation was constitutional.)

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  3. J Frank Parnell

    February 21st, 2013

    Let us pray the NRA is successful. This gun owner does not want the bloody alternative.

    But he will be ready for it nonetheless.

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  4. J Frank Parnell

    February 21st, 2013

    Here is the latest NRA email of squishy Senators that need a phone call, email or letter:

    Last week I asked you to call your senators and tell them to vote against every element of President Barack Obama’s gun ban agenda.

    Your calls are working! I’ve received numerous reports that NRA members are lighting up the phone lines and our senators are definitely hearing from us.

    HOWEVER, now we need to take our phone campaign to the next level.
    There are 20 U.S. senators, in particular, who hold the fate of your freedom in their hands.

    These senators represent states where gun ownership is respected and our Second Amendment freedoms are revered.

    But right now, they’re facing huge pressure from the gun ban lobby and Barack Obama to support Obama’s extreme gun control agenda!

    So please, call each of the senators below and tell them to vote NO on any gun ban…NO on any magazine ban…NO on criminalizing private firearm transfers…and NO on any gun registration scheme.

    Sen. Max Baucus 202-224-2651
    Sen. Mark Begich 202-224-3004
    Sen. Susan Collins 202-224-2523
    Sen. Joe Donnelly 202-224-4814
    Sen. Kay Hagan 202-224-6342
    Sen. Martin Heinrich 202-224-5521
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp 202-224-2043
    Sen. Tim Johnson 202-224-5842
    Sen. Tim Kaine 202-224-4024
    Sen. Angus King 202-224-5344
    Sen. Mary Landrieu 202-224-5824
    Sen. Joe Manchin 202-224-3954
    Sen. Claire McCaskill 202-224-6154
    Sen. Mark Pryor 202-224-2353
    Sen. Harry Reid 202-224-3542
    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen 202-224-2841
    Sen. Jon Tester 202-224-2644
    Sen. Mark Udall 202-224-5941
    Sen. Tom Udall 202-224-6621
    Sen. Mark Warner 202-224-2023
    Spread your calls out over several days if you need to.

    And remember: It doesn’t matter if you do not live in these senators’ states – YOU NEED TO CALL THEM. After all, the votes they cast will affect you no matter where you live!
    Nobody likes wasting their time talking to a skunk, but maybe we should hold our noses and dial.

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