Tuesday, October 10, 2006

NRA Endorses Eric Bedingfield
SC House District 28

The National Rifle Association has endorsed a real friend of gun owners in the House District 28 race. As a member of the Greenville County Council, Eric Bedingfield has established himself as a strong advocate and reliable supporter of the Second Amendment.

As NRA members in the Greenville area may recall, the majority on council there recently rejected an anti-gun proposal that severely restricted discharge of firearms in parts of the county. Eric helped lead the fight to kill this awful ordinance and to preserve our rights.

I'm a believer in supporting those folks who have proven themselves in the line of fire. Eric has done just that during his years of public service. I'm looking forward to working with him next year in the SC House. And I encourage gun owners in House District 28 to:

Vote Eric Bedingfield November 7th

Thursday, October 05, 2006

NRA Gives Sanford Top Rating
Pro-Gun Governor Endorsed for Re-Election

Governor Mark Sanford has earned an A+ rating and has again been endorsed by the National Rifle Association. Mark Sanford has enjoyed the support of NRA and South Carolina gun owners in every election he's run in over the years. He was a solid supporter of gun rights as a Congressman and has continued his stellar record as Governor.

In addition to his excellent record on our issues, Governor Sanford and his staff have proven to be truly interested in making things better for gun owners and self-defense advocates. Over the last few years we've met with the Sanford team numerous times and they have always been supportive. We hope to work with them next year to finally secure a workable CWP recognition law.

If you value your gun rights and want to continue with the great success we've experienced in recent years, it is crucial that you go to the polls and cast your ballot for Mark Sanford.

Mark Sanford -- A+ -- The Right Choice for Gun Owners!

Below is a press release the Sanford campaign sent our today:

For Immediate Release Contact: Jason Miller
October 5, 2006 c (803) 238-7475

Calls on Members to Give “Strong Support” to Sanford Reelection Bid

(Columbia, SC) – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has endorsed Governor Mark Sanford for a second term in office, giving Governor Sanford an A+ grade for his efforts to protect the rights of gun owners and the Second Amendment.

Citing Governor Sanford’s efforts both in the U.S. Congress and as Governor of South Carolina, Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA, called on the organization’s members to support Governor Sanford in their October 2006 issue of American Rifleman.

“Gun owners should give their strong support to the re-election of Gov. Mark Sanford,” Cox wrote.

The organization specifically cited Governor Sanford’s efforts to repeal legislation that had previously limited the rights of gun owners and his support of Castle Doctrine legislation - protecting the right of South Carolinians to defend themselves from criminal attack – as reasons why Governor Sanford should receive a second term.

The NRA-PVF defines the A+ grade given to Governor Sanford as “an incumbent with not only an excellent voting record on critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote the Second Amendment.”

“Governor Sanford is honored to receive the endorsement of the NRA,” said Sanford campaign manager Jason Miller. “South Carolinians are proud supporters of their Second Amendment rights, and it’s good to see Governor Sanford recognized for his work on behalf of gun owners, hunters, and outdoorsmen.”

The NRA-PVF endorsement joins a growing list of endorsements that are recognizing Governor Sanford for his efforts in this first term, including the National Federation of Independent Business, Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee, and the National Taxpayers Union Campaign Fund, which called Governor Sanford “the most fiscally conservative governor in the nation”

For more information on Governor Sanford’s efforts to protect the constitutional rights of all South Carolinians, promote economic development, and improve the quality of life for everyone in the Palmetto State, contact Jason Miller at (803) 238-7475.