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									8A •        WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012                                                                                                   THE HENDERSONVILLE STAR NEWS

                                                                     An Open Letter From                                         Election Tomorrow
                                                         Citizens of Sumner County
                                                                                                                                      August 2
                                                                                                                                 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
                August 1, 2012

                Mr. Chris Cox
                                                        Legislative Action
                Executive Director of the Institute for
                National Rifle Association of Americ
                11250 Waples Mill Road
                Fairfax, VA 22030

                Dear Mr. Cox:
                                                                                                                                            ary election. First,
                                                                                                 nessee 45th district state House prim
                                                       with NRA ILA/PVF actions in the Ten                              NRA in 2012. The definition of a "D"
                We write to you deeply concerned
                                                           . Debra Ma   ggart (R) has received a "D" rating from                              pro-gun reforms.
                we note on that Rep                                                    gun control legislation and opposes
                                                           didate who usually supports restrictive                     regards to Ms. Maggart, who until this
                from your website is "An anti-gun can                         d on to vote wrong on key issues." In
                                                        usually be counte                                                                          She has
                Regardless of public statements, can                                                      the “D” is clearly an incorrect rating.
                                                             onl y candidate with such high rating),                                         “Safe Commute
                year had an "A+" rating from NRA (the                                                n her supposed "opposition" to the
                                                        endment legislation in Tennessee. Eve                                                              s a safe
                consistently supported Second Am                                                                  . She has expressed her desire to pas
                                                        position" at    all, but rather thoughtful legislating                                   r this past
                 Act” in the past session was not "op                                                  bill that would have come to the floo
                                                          tha n the overly-broad, poorly-worded                           wording of the last paragraph could
                 commute-style bill, but a better bill                         nty have read the bill and noted the
                                                             in Sumner Cou
                 session. Those in the legal profession
                                                          ng able to carry a gun! Anyone?!
                 open the door to "anyone" in TN bei
                                                                                                                     years, and also has strongly suppor
                                                        a staunch sup     porter and member of NRA over the                                    one of the best
                 In addition, Ms. Maggart has been                                                   items and attends regularly. She has
                                                             purchases a table, donates auction                           t to her opponent, Ms. Rogers, who
                 our local Friends of NRA chapter. She                          cial in Sumner County. Contrast tha
                                                          of any elected offi
                  records of attendance and support                                                 ner County.
                                                           or supported Friends of NRA in Sum
                  our knowledge has never attended
                                                                                                                                                        A lobbyist
                                                                                                                nion some of us hold is that the NR
                                                         interest NR   A-PVF has taken in this race. An opi                                         s not speak for
                  We also wonder about the level of                                                         arms Association, a group that doe
                                                                by the lobbyist for the Tennessee Fire
                   for Tennessee may be overly influen
                                                           ced                                                           from High School) seems to have a
                                                              whose leader     (a spurned “friend” of Ms. Maggart’s
                   NRA members here in Tennessee and
                   personal interest in Ms. Maggart's def
                                                                                                                                                          ieve that
                                                                                                                 NRA in protecting our rights, we bel
                                                          of the 2nd   Amendment and value the work of                                          rt's 2nd Amend-
                    While we are all strong supporters                                                 ed and inconsistent with Ms. Magga
                                                              ers over Ms. Maggart was ill-conceiv
                    the NRA-ILA endorsement of Ms. Rog
                    ment voting record.
                                                                                                                                           y, we span the spec-
                                                                                                   Maggart supporters. To the contrar
                    Finally, please do not take this letter as the rantings of some hardcore                         d NRA Life members) some of whom
                                                              lude life -long Democrats and Republicans (an                                            Ms. Rogers,
                     trum of political philosophies and inc                                                 en a choice between Ms. Maggart and
                                                           gga  rt’s positions on every issue. But, giv                                  your group funded
                     not always agree with all of Ms. Ma                                       Ms. Maggart's hands. The billboard
                                                   Amendment rights comfortably in                                                                   on anything,
                     we all would place our 2nd                                                            we doubt they would see eye to eye
                                                               Ob  ama is actually quite laughable, as                                         come to Sumner
                     comparing Ms. Maggart to President                                           if you ever make the 700 mile trip and
                      except perhaps the value of “tru th in advertising!” As a D.C. lobbyist,                        isions on the people who live in a pla
                                                            with you and     ask why you are trying to force dec
                      County, we would love to sit down
                      that as far as we know, you’ve never

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                                             Melissa Gay              Eric Jackson
                    Leonard Assante                                                            Bill Sinks               Tommy Warden
                                             Danny Hale               Robert Jennings
                    Collin Campbell                                                            Dr. Bill Taylor          Mark Williams
                                             Gene Hughes              Gerry Richter
                    Mike Fussell

           When life-time members of the                                                                                                                 Gary Carrier
           NRA and both life-time                                                                                                                         Firearms
           Democrats and
           recognize that the
           LIES being told by
                                                                                                                                                         Warren Smith
           Courtney Rogers                                                                                                                               Certified
           and the National                                                                                                                            Instructor &
                                                                                                                                                      TN Highway

           Rifle Association                       s
                                Sumner Co Gun Owners                                                                                                  Patrol Sgt (Ret)

           are absurd and
           wrong, surely the
           honest and logical people of
           Sumner County will not be
                                                                                                                                                   Endorsed by:
           fooled.                                                                                                                             TN Right to Life
                                                                                                                 National Federation of Independent Business
                                                                                                                                                Student’s First
                                                                                                                                           TN Hunter’s Alliance
           Debra Maggart is the common                                                                                          Tennessee Conservative Union
                                                                                                                       Dr. Art Laffer, Chm of Laffer Associates

           sense conservative                                                                                                              Humane Tennessee
                                                                                                                                          Governor Bill Haslam

           for Sumner County ...
                                                                                                                                     Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey
                                                                                                                                  House Speaker Beth Harwell
                                                                                                                      Rep. Majority Leader Gerald McCormick
                                                                                                                           Senate Cacus Chariman Bill Ketron

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