We face 435 elections in the House of Representatives and 35 in the U.S. Senate. At the state level, there are thousands of contested legislative seats. While not all of these races are typically viewed as competitive, our opponents are spending tens of millions of dollars in an attempt to make them so. Anti-gun billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg are pouring more money into more races than ever before to give anti-gun candidates the opportunity to upset our allies.
The only way to offset the anti-gun money is for every gun owner to take action. There is a lot we can all do before Election Day—volunteer to help pro-gun campaigns, contact NRA-ILA (nraila.org and (800) 392-vote ) to work with our campaign experts, and consider becoming an NRA-ILA Frontlines volunteer.
One important thing for every NRA member to do is to look for the list of NRA-ILA endorsed candidates that will be included in NRA magazines near election time. That information is also available on the NRA-PVF website at nrapvf.org.
The events of the past two years have emboldened those who want to take away our right to keep and bear arms to the point that many are openly advocating a total repeal of the Second Amendment. To that end, they continue to press for dramatic restrictions on our liberties, including banning the most popular rifles in America and imposing other harsh restrictions aimed at doing nothing more than making it more difficult to exercise our constitutional freedoms.
The good news is that we as NRA members have the power to stop them by voting for pro-gun candidates at the federal, state and local levels, thereby helping to ensure that the opponents of freedom are denied the opportunity to vote our liberties out of existence.
Overcoming this threat requires all of us to unite with determination and dedication. Most importantly, we must get out to vote, and we must encourage all of our friends and family members who care about our liberties to vote as well. That is the key to overcoming the tens of millions of dollars that will be spent to destroy our freedoms.