As much as most of us wish that the election was over it is not. There are still races that could determine whether the forces of freedom will prevail in some small measure. Or if the socialist juggernaut of the Democrats will simply steam roll us all into some reworked version of the Soviet Union.
Gun Rights in Jeopardy -- All Eyes on Georgia Senate Race Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund E-Mail Alert 8001 Forbes Pl Suite 102 Springfield VA 22151 703-321-8585 http://www.goapvf.org Monday, November 24, 2008 Your gun rights may be hanging in the balance, depending on the outcome of elections in Minnesota and Georgia. The Democrats currently control 58 seats in the Senate. If they get to 60 (the number needed to overcome a filibuster), it will be nearly impossible to stop the gun control agenda of incoming President Barack Obama. The Minnesota Senate race between radical anti-gunner Al Franken and pro-gun Sen. Norm Coleman is coming down to the provisional and absentee ballots. Sen. Coleman's lead of fewer than 200 votes is slipping away, while Franken and his legal team are busily trying to steal the election. With the growing possibility of Democrats getting to 59 Senate seats, all eyes are now focused on Georgia. Pro-gun Senator Saxby Chambliss is in a tight December 2nd run-off election. Saxby is "A" rated by Gun Owners of America. His opponent, Jim Martin, refused to respond to the Gun Owners of America candidate survey, but he has an anti-gun record from his days in the Georgia State House. No wonder that Sen. Charles Schumer, the anti-gun extremist from New York, is so excited about this race. Schumer, who heads the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is pouring tons of money into Martin's campaign. But the stakes are much higher than just getting another anti-gun Senator. If Democrats can get to the magic number of 60, the minority Senators will lose their ability to stop any gun control legislation that is anointed by the leadership. Therefore, a world of possibilities opens up for anti-gun Senators like Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and Frank Lautenberg. President-elect Obama and the Senate leadership know what is at stake in Georgia. That's why they’re descending on the state by the thousands and pouring in millions of dollars. Pro-gunners need to do the same. If Saxby loses this seat, there will be dire ramifications for years to come. Without the ability to stop the anti-gun leadership, we could see: * The reauthorization of the Clinton gun ban; * Legislation to close down gun shows; * A ban on .50 caliber rifles; * Massive expansions of the NICS background check system; * More and more gun stores put out of business; * Ratification of an anti-gun UN treaty; * Lock-up-your-safety requirements like personalized handguns, and more. Gun owners, sportsmen and anyone concerned about the erosion of liberty in this country should engage in this battle in Georgia. If you live in or near Georgia and can volunteer to make calls, knock on doors, etc, please call or e-mail the Chambliss campaign right away. Go to http://www.saxby.org for contact information. Saxby also needs the financial resources to reach as many voters as possible in the final days before the election. Please go to http://www.saxby.org/contribute.aspx to contribute to the Chambliss campaign. This race is extremely close. Senator Saxby Chambliss has stood with gun owners in the U.S. Congress. It's time for us to stand with Saxby now. Please visit http://www.saxby.org to help Sen. Chambliss win this election. Sincerely, Tim Macy Vice Chairman