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NRA endorsement goes to Dunleavy

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>Gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, the only one of the three candidates for governor to get the endorsement.
“It’s an honor to be endorsed by the nation’s foremost defender of our Second Amendment rights,” said Dunleavy in a statement. “As a lifelong member of the NRA, and as a father, I value the organization’s work in educating Alaskans on gun safety, training, and marksmanship.”
In 2014, the NRA refused to endorse Sen. Mark Begich over his Republican challenger, now-Sen. Dan Sullivan. At the time, the NRA said Begich’s support of two Supreme Court nominees opposed by the group cost him the endorsement that would normally go to a sitting lawmaker, if that lawmaker was pro-Second Amendment. Begich had voted for President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominees, Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, both of whom were opposed by the NRA.
In 2018, Begich is now the Democrats’ nominee for governor and again is being snubbed by the NRA.
Also in 2014, the NRA endorsed Republican Gov. Sean Parnell over challenger (no party candidate) Bill Walker. Walker’s running mate, Democrat Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott received just a 57 percent rating from the NRA, but the Walker-Mallott ticket went on to win in the General Election, proving that endorsements are not everything.
Alaska is a gun-toting state, second only to Wyoming for percentage of residents who own a firearm.
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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • The rights of law-abiding gun owners are very much a part of this election year in Alaska. Had HB 75 gone anywhere Walker would have signed it. Lt. Gov. Mallott has always been against RKBA, and he is only a heartbeat away from being governor. VOTE FREEDOM. VOTE NRA. VOTE DUNLEAVY.

  • Dear NRA…..
    Stop “negotiating” excuses to INFRINGE on OUR RIGHTS… If there must be background checks, let’s try this idea… Are there any ‘legislators’ that are interested in a UnConstitutional Background Check?
    Since SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED means exactly that..

    Let’s try a “Background Check” that DOES NOT INFRINGE on anybodies RIGHTS…A FULL, IN DEPTH background check for ALL Politicians, Bureaucrats, and ALL government employees, and set MINIMAL INTELLIGENCE, JOB SKILLS AND CHARACTER QUALITIES that must be met before they can run for office, be appointed or hired.

    That way, WE, THE PEOPLE, get a much better class of politicians and bureaucrats, as well as EMPLOYEES that can be trained to do the jobs they are being hired for.

    Any bets on how hard the political class will fight to prevent it?

    THAT would be a Background Check that nearly ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS will support and I don’t much care if the illegals and their sycophants don’t like the idea.

    • Great comment I am with you 100%

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