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In the 2012 election, all eyes are on the presidential race.



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In the 2012 election, all eyes are on the presidential race.

But Gun Owners of America is also preparing for something that American gun owners don’t even want to think about; the possibility of a second Obama term.

A second term for Obama means he will be unencumbered with thoughts about reelection.

His political appointees are already radical gun haters.  His future picks will be even worse.

Executive actions, such as illegally requiring gun dealers along southwest border states to report multiple long gun sales, will increase.

And Obama, along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has already made known his support of a new UN Small Arms Treaty.

So while a lot of folks just don’t want to think about four more years of Obama, we have to think about it – and prepare for it.

The most important elections will be for the U.S. Senate.

An Obama reelection, coupled with anti-gunner Harry Reid retaining control of the Senate, would be a disaster for the country.  Defeating just four anti-gun Democrats, however, would take the gavel out of Reid’s hands.

GOA already has identified opportunities to weigh in and highlight the differences between the candidates so that gun owners can make informed choices:

* In Florida, Rep. Connie Mack is running against Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson.

* In Montana, Democrat Sen. Jon Tester is facing a tough challenge by Rep. Denny Rehberg.

* In Ohio, State Treasurer Josh Mandel is mounting a vigorous challenge to Sen. Sherrod Brown (D).

* And retirements in the currently Democrat-held states of Nebraska, North Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin all represent opportunities to switch seats from anti- to pro-gun.

The key to stopping the radical Obama agenda is to elect as many Second Amendment supporters as possible in the Senate.

Now is the time to start contacting gun owners and sportsmen in all the strategic states to spread the word about the best candidates and to make sure all Second Amendment supporters are registered to vote.

GOA will be reaching out to the gun rights community over through emails and mailings.  And we will spread the word about the best -- and worst -- candidates through newspaper, magazine, radio and television advertisements.

Of course, all of these activities cost money.  That’s where GOA members come in.

With your help, we will make sure that control of the U.S. Senate does not stay in the hands of Harry Reid -- the Senate leader who gave us Attorney General Eric Holder, Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, and a host of other anti-gun Obama nominees.

If every GOA member contributes $20, $35, $50 or more, we can help send Harry Reid to minority status.

And it’s not just the Senate we’re interested in.  GOA will be involved in dozens of House races, gubernatorial elections and state legislative races across the country.

You’ve probably heard people say that this is the most important election in our lifetimes.

If ever there was a time for the Second Amendment community to join forces against a common foe, it is now.

Click here to take part in this effort and to support GOA's continued defense of the Second Amendment.  Your contribution of any amount will help GOA contact millions of gun owners, and send Harry Reid packing.

Sincerely,
Tim Macy
Vice Chairman

PS  While gun owners hope that President Obama won’t win reelection, we must prepare for that possibility by helping pro-gunners win as many Senate races as possible.  Click here to defend gun rights and contribute to GOA’s effort to take the Senate out of Harry Reid’s control.

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