Chairman's Corner: May 10th - With friends like these, who needs enemies?
There are stereotypes in politics, just as there are in overall life. One of the most common for Second Amendment supporters is that “Republican = Pro 2A, Democrat = Anti 2A”.
Unfortunately, like most stereotypes, that just doesn’t always hold true once you look at the facts.
Yes, there are pro-gun democrats. Granted, most of them are not in the Twin Cities metro area.
But there are also Republicans who would put their personal vendettas above our rights, and that needs to end right now, today, and we need your help to put a stop to it.
MNGOPAC is a single-issue political action committee. We want to put the best pro-gun candidate in office, and we view someone attacking our endorsed candidates as an attack on our Second Amendment rights.
Last week I talked about our endorsed candidate for House District 47A, Mayor Jim Nash of Waconia. Jim has been running a heck of a campaign, going from door to door, making countless phone calls, attending events all over his district and in neighboring areas, and in return he has been the strong frontrunner in his race.
Unfortunately, a standing lawmaker who would rather send your pro-2A donations out of state to a non-Minnesota run organization is also trying to sabotage Jim’s campaign.
Since Jim is one of the strongest pro-gun candidates in the state in any race, we’re taking this one personally.
Representative Glenn Gruenhagen started out the year with a letter of support for a group BASED IN IOWA that claims to fight for your Second Amendment rights at the capitol.
Never mind that we have solid, successful pro-2A groups that are based in Minnesota such as MNGOPAC, GOCRA, Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum…no, Gruenhagen decided that his support was best outsourced.
Gruenhagen has also written letters of support for Nash’s opponent for the GOP endorsement.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t trust someone who thinks that Iowa residents are the best advocates for Minnesotans. In my opinion, it shows a horrible lack of good judgement, and you can bet we’ll be looking long and hard at Gruenhagen’s track record to see if he’s really the most pro-rights candidate in his district.
In the meantime, you can help make a statement against this kind of dirty politics.
Support Jim Nash, who supports your Second Amendment rights without exception. Jim still needs help getting the word out before his endorsing convention next week, and I promise you that your work will be appreciated by Jim and by all pro-gun Minnesotans when gun owners get Jim elected to serve in St. Paul as a rock-solid advocate for our rights.
Don’t forget about our giveaways in the meantime.
Session is wrapping up, district conventions are starting to wind down. The Wild are still in the running, and so are Minnesota gun owners!
Yours in Liberty -
P.S. In mid-November, the last thing you want to be saying to yourself is: "I wish I had involved myself more in the election, I can't believe those f$!@#ds got elected!". Signup to volunteer today and give what you can towards the cause of freedom in Minnesota.