Deal Gets NRA Seal of Approval

May 5, 2014 13:06 pm

by Tim Darnell · 4 comments

The NRA – arguably the nation’s most influential and effective single-interest organization – has released its scorecard for the upcoming Georgia primaries.

Gov. Nathan Deal received an A+ from the NRA, while his primary opponents, John Barge and David Pennington, received a question mark.

The NRA also released its list of endorsements for state House and state Senate races.

 

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Nathan May 5, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Sam Snider gets a C+ from the NRA? That’s an interesting note…especially since he’s running in a very conservative part of the state. I’m curious as to why.

The Last Democrat in Georgia May 5, 2014 at 4:12 pm

“Gov. Nathan Deal received an A+ from the NRA, while his primary opponents…”

Thanks for the info, Mr. Darnell, though the scorecard for the gubernatorial race seems to indicate that Nathan Deal only received an “A” rating and not an “A+” rating.

After signing into law what the NRA itself acknowledged was likely one of the largest expansions ever of Second Amendment rights in U.S. history, why did Governor Deal only receive an “A” rating from the NRA and not an “A+” rating?

It seems that such an action on the part of Governor Deal would warrant an “A+” rating from the NRA. What political moves against Second Amendment rights has Governor Deal made to warrant only receiving an “A” rating and not an “A+”?

“…while his primary opponents, John Barge and David Pennington, received a question mark.”

About now, any mail being sent to the Barge and Pennington campaigns is probably being marked as “Return to Sender”.

Michael Silver May 5, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Per the NRA:
A+ A legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.

A Solidly pro-gun candidate. A candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues

B A generally pro-gun candidate. However, a “B” candidate may have opposed some pro-gun reform or supported some restrictive legislation in the past. (SOUNDS A LOT LIKE GOV.DEAL)

analogkid May 5, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Sam Moore appears to be the only candidate in the House to have gotten an A without also getting an endorsement.