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Bachmann can be ignored because she wants perpetual war for perpetual peace - an idiot. That leaves only Paul to defend 2nd Am.
This is an excerpt from Iowa Gun Owners:
With the Iowa caucuses just two weeks away, Iowa Gun Owners wants to inform you about where
the candidates stand on your gun rights.
First some good news:
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Congressman Ron Paul (in alphabetical order), were
the two candidates to complete the survey 100% in favor of your gun rights. This means that,
amongst other things, they’ve pledged to:
• Repeal any legislation that would re-institute the so called “Assault Weapons Ban.”
• Repeal the 1993 Brady Bill which allows the government to track what guns you purchase,
setting the stage for a national gun registry.
• Repeal legislation that bans guns on school zones, which leaves tens of millions of school
children virtually defenseless as their teachers can’t carry a gun.
• Stop any attempts to pass a UN Small Arms Treaty.
Congressman Ron Paul has recently introduced legislation to deal with some of the issues mentioned
here – thus putting his money where his mouth is.
These are the candidates that are not afraid of the anti-gun special interest groups, their pals in the
media, and their friends in Congress. No one else has the record and the survey results that
Congresswoman Bachmann and Congressman Paul.
But that’s where the good news ends.
We should mention that Senator Santorum has completed the survey as well. On his second
attempt he answered the questions correct. However Senator Santorum has a history of anti-gun
votes during his time in the US Senate - and it took a lot of activism on your part to get a signed survey.
Santorum voted for the NICS compliance act, mandating that you alert the federal government in
nearly every case where you buy a firearm. That’s the last thing gun owners want – their government
knowing that they are a gun owner.
Santorum also voted to mandate trigger locks on all new guns being sold. As Iowa Gun Owners
documented recently, this has led to horrific murders in cases where victims couldn’t unlock their
guns in time.
Yet Santorum refuses to apologize for these votes. His poor initial survey response, combined with his
history of anti-gun votes leave us very concerned about his willingness to fight for gun owners should
he be the GOP nominee or the President someday.
Newt Gingrich refuses to answer our survey, after his staff assured us that we would receive it.
Gingrich used the power of his office and Speaker of the House to voice tremendous support for
the Brady Bill. He even said that he wants to take away more of your freedoms by mandating that
you surrender your thumb print to the government to be able to buy a firearm. Imagine being treated
like a common criminal for wanting to exercise a constitutionally guaranteed right!
It’s no surprise then that Newt’s State Chairwoman is none other that House Majority Leader Linda
Upmeyer. Upmeyer broke her written promise by working to KILL Constitutional Carry last session in
Mitt Romney also refuses to answer our survey. But this should be no surprise. Romney has loudly
proclaimed his support for mandatory waiting periods and mandatory background checks. But far
worse, as Governor of Massachusetts, Romney signed into law a PERMAMENT ban on so-called
Romney’s State Chairwoman is Assistant Majority Leader Renee Schulte. Schulte also lied to gun
owners in Iowa by voting to kill Constitutional Carry last year in the House after taking gun owners’
votes, time and campaign contributions.
Governor Perry and Former Governor Jon Huntsman have also refused our survey.
This has been an exciting process for us at Iowa Gun Owners. One campaign, that has since imploded,
threatened IGO with a libel lawsuit for exposing the position of their candidate during the Iowa Straw
Another campaign’s staff almost attacked IGO staff and volunteers at a Fox News debate back in
August because we were informing so many Iowans about the refusal of their candidate to put his views
on the 2nd Amendment on paper.
Multiple campaigns have sought out our endorsement, although we can not and do not endorse candidates.
Our ONLY goal at Iowa Gun Owners is to doggedly find out which candidates really support your gun
rights. Don’t forget, “everyone” is pro-gun at election time, or so they say.
We’ve learned that during last year’s mid-term elections. Even the worst candidate on the 2nd Amendment
claims to support your rights.
That’s why we issue surveys. A survey doesn’t ensure that a politician will stay faithful to his pledge. But a
candidate who refuses to go on the record on gun rights is certainly not a candidate who will support your
right to keep and bear arms.