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electioN 2010 Election 2010: Races To Watch I t’s election season again. By the time you read this, you will have been bombarded with campaign ads on television and non-stop radio spots touting candidates at every level—from your local town council to governor and U.S. Senate. You and your fellow voters have a lot of decisions to make. The outcome of those decisions will have a far-reaching impact, because there is one inescapable truth in American politics: Elections have consequences. As Americans and as voters, there are many issues with which we’re concerned. But always remember that in every election we decide if our freedoms will be protected—and that includes our Second Amendment freedoms. In the next few years, those freedoms will face some big tests. Will we win passage of interstate Right-to-Carry reciprocity? Will we continue to stop The political contests this year will shape the future of our rights. Make sure you Vote Freedom First. extreme anti-hunting groups from banning lead bullets? Will we stand up to the United Nations and reject any international gun control treaty? And what will happen if Barack Obama has the opportunity to nominate another justice to the Supreme Court? So far, the appointments of Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor represent the Obama administration’s most serious and long-lasting threat to our Second Amendment rights. Strengthening the pro-gun majority in the U.S. Senate is the best way to protect our recent legal victories for future generations. We will answer most of these questions just days from now. Between now and Election Day, Nov. 2, gun owners must take action to help ensure that pro-gun candidates win the chance to protect our rights. Here are a few of the races gun owners should watch—and where we can make a difference. ✘ Key Races For The U.S. Senate John Boozman, Arkansas As a member of the U.S. House, John Boozman has earned an “A” rating and endorsement from the NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) for his 100 percent pro-gun voting record. During his service in the House, Rep. Boozman stepped forward on crucial issues of importance to gun owners. Notably, he joined “friend of the court” briefs filed by members of Congress in both the Heller and McDonald cases in support of our fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Rep. Boozman is the lead sponsor of a national Right-to-Carry reciprocity bill to allow law-abiding citizens who can legally carry in their home state to carry across the country. He has made it clear that he opposes any effort to reenact the Clinton semi-auto ban. And he voted for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits reckless lawsuits intended to bankrupt 58 N ovember 2010 http://WWW.AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Rifleman - November 2010

American Rifleman - November 2010
Editor’s Letter
Armed Citizen
Standing Guard
President’s Column
Readers Write
News, Notes and Ephemera
Questions & Answers
Loading Bench
Expanding Bullets: Really Work
Laser On Board: The New Bodyguards
Election 2010: Had Enough? Vote Freedom First!
Political Report
Election 2010: Races To Watch
The Model 94 Rides Again
Spanish Broomhandles
Blaser: The Evolution Of German Hunting Rifles
Arms Of The “Chosin Few”
Walter R. Walsh: An Amazing Life
Dope Bag: Data & Comment
ILA Report
Regional Report/Member Info & Benefits
Programs & Services
I Have This Old Gun

American Rifleman - November 2010