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More Gun Owners Need to Vote

The potential for growing the gun vote in the 2012 election is considerable given the increase in new firearms owners in recent years. With more people having a stake in protecting their firearms freedoms, voters will be looking to evaluate candidates’ positions on the right to keep and bear arms and on upholding laws and regulations that protect hunting, target shooting and carrying concealed.

To assist with this, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched a voter education website called GunVote at nssf.org/gunvote. The GunVote website provides links to voter registration information for all 50 states, a guide to political races in voter districts, the latest polls and a selection of news articles so voters can follow the campaigns.

To reach the most people possible with voter information, NSSF is encouraging Twitter users to tag their election-related tweets with #gunvote and to keep track of related issues on NSSF’s Facebook page.

“More gun owners need to vote,” NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti said. “It’s great to see that so many individuals have become firearms owners and are enjoying the shooting sports, but our firearms freedoms require constant support from elected officials. Their votes on legislation and appointments to the courts have profound effects on our firearms freedoms.”

It takes a motivating reason, or reasons, to cast a ballot. A lot of gun owners have had that reason for a long time. Now many who are new to the gun-owning community do, too.

Read the NSSF press release about the new voter education site.

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5 Responses to “More Gun Owners Need to Vote”

  1. Kathy

    What will they band next? It is my right as a person to own a gun!! If they will run adds for
    beer which kills how many people a year, what is their reason for not running adds for

  2. Wamps

    …now all we need are some ‘A’ rated pro gun Presidential Candidates to vote for…if you don’t have the candidates then what good are pro gun voter at the ballot box?  It’s about time the major parties groom, recruit, then endorse ‘A’ rated Presidential material.  I continue to be less than impressed with the choices-surely there must be someone out there better than we have been getting!!!!!!!!!!!  I,for one, have been thoroughly dissappointed/disgusted that we have not been given any ‘A’ rated candidates on the Presidential level.  Show me the major party candidate I can vote for-period.

  3. SpiritWalker3

    I think that a lot of people are very mis-informed and should face the dangerous and hard reality of someone drilling it into your heads that someone is trying to take away all of your gun rights….that is toal bull-crap!!!  Politics has no place in what you and I have as inalieanable rights, fear-mongering used to scare you into voting for a certain candidate is worse than anything else!  I will vote for the man that will do the best job and the one that make sense and has proven his worth……these clowns out there right now are pitiful and they should be ashamed to act the way they do to a national audience…..those of us that are coherent,right-minded and actually listen and record the good deeds will never succomb to the pitiful, decietful and ridiculous tactics that some of you represent here.  A lifelong Patriot 

  4. Dghws

     I often drive from Alaska through Canada, to and from the lower 48.  I am reminded often of those in Canada who didn’t think they were ever going to lose any of their gun rights either…living in as remote and wild of places as can be found anywhere in the US.  I don’t vote because of fear-mongering or to counter the comments from the left who think that I’m stupid and just can’t understand their arguments.  I vote because of my belief in the Constitution, for my appreciation and respect of our Founding Fathers and the God that helped them in their struggles.  I vote because of those many who gave their lives for my freedoms.  I vote in their memory to keep all of our rights safe from those who would or could take them away.  I vote so that my children and grandchildren can put a rifle scabbard on their horse or carry a rifle or handgun in their truck to the fields.  I vote so that my kids can carry on family traditions of hunting and so that I can have a firearm in my home to keep those who I don’t want coming in…out.  I vote so that I have a say and because I believe that the majority, if they’d just take a stand, would always stand on a firm foundation.  I vote because I want my kids to vote.  I too am a Patriot but I also want my kids to be Patriots.

  5. Here

    Gun owners should unite and vote to protect our freedom. There is power in numbers.