Gun Owners of America recently informed BLP about of some of their latest endorsements.
In a previous BLP article, GOA released an email newsletter announcing the endorsement of Marjorie Greene, the Republican candidate for Georgia’s 14th congressional district.
Now, they have revealed a list of other congressional candidates that received their endorsement during the 2020 election cycle.
Steve Daines (Montana)
Gavin Clarkson (New Mexico)
Kris Kobach (Kansas)
Marjorie Greene (GA-14)
Tom McClintock (CA-4)
Young Kim (CA-39)
Thomas Massie (KY-4)
Yvette Herrell (NM-2)
Chip Roy (TX-21)
Nick Freitas (VA-7)
Since its founding in 1975, GOA has been one of the leading pro-gun organizations in America. It has positioned itself as the oldest “no compromise” Second Amendment organization in the nation.
Unlike establishment gun lobbies, they will take supposedly “pro-gun” politicians to task for bad votes and actually work to repeal unconstitutional gun laws at the federal level.
So receiving an endorsement from an organization like GOA is one of the highest honors that any candidate could receive.
BLP will continue to cover GOA’s activities during the 2020 election cycle.
White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward
Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.
On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.
Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:
The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.
Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well. If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.
Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.
Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.
It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.
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