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2012 Voters Guide

This is the 2012 Voters Guide. If you believe in Freedom and Liberty, please download it, and take it to the polls with you.

As an active member of Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), I and many other volunteers spend hundreds of hours preparing our voters guides for all 7 zones in Pennsylvania. Most of you are in Zone 1, and you can get the information you need by simply clicking on www.foacpac.org, selecting the Zone you're interested in, and asking the computer to show it to you by following the prompt. Our interest is transparent. We are indeed firearm owners from across the Commonwealth, and we are ardently against crime. To that end, we endorse candidates based on questionnaires, personal interviews, and voting records. Those candidates are most likely to support your right to keep and bear arms. Please note that we don't necessarily follow the National Rifle Association. Our focus is on Pennsylvania, and we believe we are far better equipped to judge candidates than a national organization. NRA, unfortunately, comprises. We do not. This election is likely going to be one of the most historic in our lifetime. Please print out a copy of the voter guide, and take it to the polls. If you support the Constitution of the United States, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you'll find it an easy way to vet out pro freedom candidates. Above all, VOTE on November 6th.

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Mike Jones October 26, 2012 at 05:57 PM
@John... I'd be interested to hear why gun owners would choose Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president. In four years as president, Obama has expanded gun rights to Amtrak and National Parks. In four years as governor of Massachusetts, Romeny signed an assault weapons ban that piggybacked off the federal law that was due to expire in 2005. I'm interested to hear your thoughts on this matter.
Mike October 26, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Agreed Mike Jones
Joseph October 26, 2012 at 08:47 PM
There's a reason Romney is called a flip-flopper. Here is his record on gun control: http://www.ontheissues.org/2012/Mitt_Romney_Gun_Control.htm And Obama supports an assault weapons ban, so to indicate otherwise is pretty misleading especially since the bill he signed to expand gun rights to National Parks was an amendment to a credit card reform bill! That does not indicate support. P.S. I do not support Obamney, and neither should pro-2nd amendment groups.
Mike Jones October 27, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Obama supports an assault gun ban so robustly that he declined to say a word about banning assault weapons when asked about it in the second presidential debate. He has done nothing over the past four years to erode gun rights. And any plans to do so over the next four years is just a figment of the NRA's imagination.
Mike October 28, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I keep hearing about President Obama supporting this "assault weapons ban" and yet there is no legislation to back it up. Either it has happened or it hasn't happened. Its more like a conservative fantasy.
MSgt. John DeLallo October 28, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Hmmm, methinks you didn't catch his comment on banning AK-47's, re-instating the "assault" weapons ban, and his comment that only the military should have such firearms. His comment to Sarah Brady about "gun control under the radar" in a second term is well documented. As you may have noted in some of my other posts, whenever the Not Relevant Anymore says anything, it translates into "send us more money for crisis x" Their big crisis is LaPierre's obscene salary. I dumped the NRA in favor of FOAC, PAFOA, and other local pro-gun groups. At the beginning of Obama's tour of duty (since he loves so to call himself the Commander in Chief) there were about 85 million gun owners. He's done well for firearms dealers and manufacturers. The number now is around 110 million LAWFUL gun owners. If you give it enough thought, you will easily see that gun control is racism in its ugliest and meanest form. The "assault" weapons ban under Clinton, by any measure, was ineffective. Indeed, the National Academy of Sciences conducted as study of 57 gun control schemes. None worked. I'd personally like to see a ban on criminals who use guns in the commission of a crime, say 5 year minimum sentence, no parole, and then we'll address the robbery/carjacking/whatever. Ooops, that's already on the books here in PA, but DA's, in an effort to maintain a high disposition rate routinely plea bargain the charges. Its called swallowing the gun, and FOAC detests the practice. You can look all of this up.
Joseph October 29, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Mike, in 2008 Obama campaigned on permanently reinstating the assault weapons ban*. Once he was elected he (and Holder) backed off and emphasized enforcement of current laws (still on change.gov site). I agree that he hasn't done much of anything during his first term opposing gun rights (think he has an F by the Brady campaign). But that doesn't change the fact that he has stated that he supports the ban.... or maybe he doesn't. Chances are he's just playing the public... hint at it enough to get the D vote without losing the I vote. It's really just a game. No one knows what these candidates actually believe... * From his campaign site: They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets. (http://web.archive.org/web/20081002012318/http://origin.barackobama.com/issues/urban_policy/) ** At change.gov: They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent. (http://change.gov/agenda/urbanpolicy_agenda/)
Joseph October 29, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Look at the links above.
Mike Jones October 29, 2012 at 02:43 PM
@Joseph... I don't disagree with you that his platform calls for reinstating the assault weapons ban, but his presidency (and 2012 campaign) has showed us where it is on his list of priorities.
Mike October 30, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Words and (mis)perceived intentions do not equal legislation.
JS October 30, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I'm highly offended by the statement - "If you give it enough thought, you will easily see that gun control is racism in its ugliest and meanest form." Gave it some thought - and I'm still offended. I honestly don't get that statement in any way, shape or form. If you had ever been the target of racism in your life, you would know how ridiculous that is. I also noticed you never answered Mike Jones' question about why you are supporting Romney, who has actually implemented a gun control bill, rather than Obama who has not. I'm sure you have other reasons, but this thread is actually about gun control, so you may want to address why these groups support Romney, not just some vague opinion that Republicans generally don't support gun control.

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