I've had a few questions in recent days asking which candidates will receive an NRA endorsement. Frankly, I know as much as you do. The selections have not been announced, but it is worthwhile to review the criteria the NRA Political Victory Fund will use in making the endorsements official.
First, the NRA is first and foremost a single issue organization dedicated to allowing all citizens the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the manner intended by our founding fathers. That is it in a nutshell. They focus like a laser on this important goal.
Their selection criteria does not account for party affiliation or a candidate's position on issues that are not related to our 2nd Amendment liberties. This might cause some heartburn for some members who do not care for what a legislator thinks about other issues. What does matter is that the selectee has demonstrated an ability to deliver the goods when it comes to this individual right. Details about the selection process can be found on the NRA Political Victory Fund web site.
As NRA members, we might have to take a moment to work out the rationale in our minds. First and foremost we have to remember to stay focused. The sole criteria is that candidates are selected based not just on what they say, but what they do when it comes to gun and hunting issues. That is the way it should be.
I'd like to know what you have heard, and more importantly, what have you think. Working together, we can clear up some of the disinformation and dispel the myths and half-truths that are flying around. I look forward to hearing from you.