I’m an NRA member. You kind of have to be if you’re a gun owner. The NRA is the 800 pound gorilla of gun rights at the national level. But sometimes the NRA does some really stupid crap.
More than three weeks after the election, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre finally locked up victory Wednesday, as a recount solidified his slim lead over state Sen. David Rouzer for the congressional seat he has held for 16 years.
654 votes gave a Democrat the victory over the Republican. And where did these votes come from?
Unfortunately, the NRA endorsed anti-gun incumbent Mike McIntyre (GRNC **, with a pro-gun voting record of only 74%) against GRNC-recommended challenger David Rouzer, whose 100% pro-gun voting record in the NC Senate earned GRNC’s highest 4-star (****) evaluation. NRA members should contact the organization and ask them why they might have helped to re-elect an anti-gun incumbent against a superior challenger.
NRA ratings make no sense. GRNC ratings are based upon voting records, not back room deals. The NRA told their members that voting for McIntyre was voting pro-gun. At lease 654 people out of nearly 170,000 voters would have changed their votes had the NRA properly noted that Rouzer was the pro-gun candidate.
Basically the NRA handed the race to McIntyre. Thanks a bunch.