A request for the NRA members on here

A request for the NRA members on here

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    A request for the NRA members on here

    If you are a NRA member with a membership that allows you to vote for the board of directors I would like to as a favor of you. In your most recent (march) magazine it would have had the voting guide and ballot. Please include Linda Walker from Ohio when you vote, or just vote for her and send it in.

    I know her personally and can vouch for how much she has done for 2nd amendment rights in Ohio. Here is a thread about her on the forum of Buckeye Firearms Association, a pro 2A group in Ohio that I am a member of.

    Thank you for reading this and I hope you take the time to vote for her.

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    Will do!

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    Good to have the personal recommendation!
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    will do
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    Will do.

    More than that, your post triggers a thought. This is embarrassing but I will admit it, anyway. I have been a life member (3rd generation) since mid-'60's and have never voted in an NRA election. This situation is all the more embarrassing because I have often been very unhappy with things the NRA has done. So, why haven't I voted? Simply because I didn't really know anything about the candidates. Forums like this one give us the opportunity to communicate effortlessly with NRA members everywhere. How about a thread soliciting recommendations, positive or negative, about candidates who are personally known others? Obviously, this idea could also be transplanted to other discussion boards.

    How about it Hedgelj, since you are the OP, why don't you throw it out there? If you are not interested, I don't mind doing it; there's nothing to lose and it may turn up some good candidates that we would not otherwise know about.
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    If you could do what you detailed in your post it would be beneficial I agree. I am just trying to help a friend and one of the leaders of the local pro 2A organization I am a member of attain tis goal of hers. I will say this, if you only like 1 or 2 candidates only vote for them, not just all 25 as you're able to.

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    It's always comforting to know about someone who avidly supports the 2nd amendment. She will have my vote!
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    Thanks for the recommendation, especially from the Buckeye state!
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    she was marked on my ballot, as well as Charles Cotton from here in Texas. Charles has been on the very forefront of licensed carry here in Texas since the 80's when it was first being strongly considered.

    I couldn't find the "maximum" number of candidates to mark on my ballot. If they didn't clearly appear to be strong proponents of self defense carry of handguns, whether licensed, unlicensed, CC or OC, they did NOT get my vote. I have the attitude of "ducks unlimited crowd need not apply".


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    Yeah, I get the ballot and pick the few I know, then sort of rely on the bios for a few others, but I never vote for as many as I could. I just don't know these people at all once you get past celebrities and firearms related business owners. In theory they are all pro 2A so what sets some apart from others. I know there are and have been rifts in the NRA leadership (Neal Knox, 2A activism v. tradition, something about the Cincinatti meeting a while back) but nobody goes to much effort to expose them. The NRA runs an ad saying, "We want this list on the board" and that's about it.

    If they're going to bother asking all eligible voters to cast a ballot you'd think they'd make it a little more transparent.
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    Elect Linda Walker

    Hello folks, I am Linda Walker. Thanks to Doug for posting this thread for me. I will paste a letter I have circulating and then my extensive 2A bio. And then feel free to ask questions. But I will put this out there, which may clear up many of those questions about my stance on issues first: I believe our forefathers drafted incrediable documents called the Consitution and the Bill of Rights quite brilliantly! To deviate in any fashion from what they meant them to be is a crime against our citizens. What part of "shall NOT be infringed" do they not understand? Any gun control, up to and including magazine restrictions and restrictions upon citizens to own machine guns and accessories goes against what our forefathers drafted and is a crime against our citizens!

    I humbly request your vote! Thanks,
    Linda Walker
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    To My Fellow Second Amendment Brothers & Sisters,

    My name is LINDA WALKER and I need your vote for the NRA Board of Directors.

    As an ardent Second Amendment supporter, I am saddened by the erosion of our US Constitutional Rights over the years. The recent events in Tucson, as well as the Virginia Tech shootings, Colorado church murders, Columbine massacre, and other horrific events, have taught Americans nothing.

    For too long, anti-gun advocates have played on the fears and ignorance of a gullible public to erase liberty and self-reliance from our national dialog. But I absolutely refuse to let them win this debate.

    For many years now, I have called the Ohio Statehouse my second home as I have personally worked with legislators to protect and advance gun rights. While I have sought no personal gain for my efforts, the NRA honored me in 2009 with the “Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award,” the highest honor given to one woman each year for Second Amendment legislation, advocacy, and education.

    I serve as the Central Ohio Chair of Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohio’s foremost Second Amendment Rights organization. I have been present and testified in our Statehouse for nearly every hearing and vote over the past several years. I have directly assisted in the passage of legislation establishing Castle Doctrine in Ohio, statewide preemption of local gun bans, and historic reformations of concealed carry laws .

    As a proud NRA certified instructor, I have taught well over a thousand students in safe, responsible gun handling and concealed carry. I also serve as Chairman of our county Friends of the NRA, work as an NRA Election Volunteer Coordinator for the Ohio 12th Congressional District, participate in local politics, and support the Ohio Gun Collectors Association.

    If you help me get elected to the NRA Board of Directors, I vow that I will fight the encroachment of the BATF on the lawful use of firearms, stop foolish registration schemes, encourage youth and women to participate in hunting and shooting sports, and do everything in my power to prevent the erosion our God-given rights.

    I am neither a celebrity nor a wealthy politician. I am a simple American who has dedicated her life to restoring the hopes and dreams of the Founding Fathers. I have fought in the trenches of legislation, educated citizens in basic self-defense, and tried my best to uphold the values of our Constitution.

    I have done all this for my family, for my state, for my country, and for you.

    If you are a voting member of the NRA, I humbly ask for your faith in me. And I ask for your vote. When you receive the Board of Directors ballot in your NRA publication scheduled for late February or early March, please vote for LINDA WALKER.

    Thank you and God bless you and our great nation.
    ************************************************** *
    And my bio:

    Linda Walker
    Alexandria, OH

    NRA Life Member # 146005210

    NRA Award
    2009 NRA “Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award”
    Given to one woman per year on the national level for legislative work, education, advocacy and upholding the ideals of the NRA
    NRA Women's Programs

    NRA-EVC (Election Volunteer Coordinator)
    Ohio 12th Congressional District
    May ‘08-present
    2010 #3 most active EVC, qualifying to be included in the selection process for the
    “Jay M. Littlefield NRA-ILA Volunteer of the Year Award”

    Licking County Friends of the NRA
    -Chairman of the first Licking County Friends of the NRA banquet, Oct. 1, 2009
    -Chairman FONRA, Mar. 13, 2010
    -Chairman FONRA, Mar. 12, 2011

    NRA Certified Instructor # 146005210
    Certified in the following disciplines
    -Basic Pistol May ‘06
    -Personal Protection Inside the Home May ‘07
    -Personal Protection Outside the Home May ‘07

    NRA Recruiter
    May ‘08-present

    NRA Booth Volunteer
    Deerasic/Cambridge, OH Aug. ’08, Aug. ‘09
    Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo, ’09, ‘10

    Buckeye Firearms Association
    Central Ohio Chair, Leadership team, 2005-present
    -Activities accomplished, but not limited to the following: attend hearings in the Statehouse, attend one on one meetings with various State Representatives, Senators and candidates, work on legislation with fellow leadership team, attended bill signings and Governor’s reception, attend political events such as legislative receptions, inaugural receptions, political dinners, fundraisers, assist on candidate campaigns, organizing BFA events, staffing events, such as gun shows, expos, clay shoots, etc., shipping, PR., media interviews, writing of articles and a wealth of other activities.

    -Awarded “2007 Grassroots Organization of the Year” by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep & Bear Arms (CCRKBA)

    -Awarded NRA-ILA “2008 Volunteer Organization of the Year”

    Legislative Accomplishments
    HB347- (concealed carry fix it bill and preemption,) attended every House and Senate hearing (approx. 30). This bill was vetoed by Gov. Taft. The House and Senate overrode the governor’s veto. First Governor veto override in Ohio, in nearly 30 years. Jan. ‘06-testified before House Criminal Justice committee in support of HB347.
    SB184- Castle doctrine and concealed carry fix it bill, attended all hearings. Invited to and attended bill signing by Gov. Strickland. This bill has been referred to as “one of the most sweeping gun reform bills in United States.”

    HB9-Closed the media access loophole to concealed carry licensees information. Attended hearings.
    HB225-Alaska style concealed carry. Rep. John Adams requested a private meeting with me, prior to the introduction of the bill. Other attendees to the meeting were Rep. Danny Bubp and Rep. Joe Uecker.

    HB450-Allows active military personal between the ages of 18 and 21 the right to possess a handgun. testified before the Senate Criminal Justice committee on behalf of Buckeye Firearms Association.

    HB203-Restaurant Carry, testified before House committee (died in committee, replaced with SB239)

    SB239/SB247-Restaurant Carry, removing car restrictions, restoration of rights (died at end of session)

    Built working and personal relationships with many Senators and State Representatives, various other state and local level politicians. Work directly with NRA-ILA liaison, John Hohenwarter. Organized and attended meetings between Buckeye Firearms leadership, Senators and Representatives. Attend many political events including meetings, fundraisers, campaign events, parades, socials, etc.

    Organized Buckeye Firearms events including:
    -Deer & Turkey expo booth, 2008/2009/2010
    -Lt. Col. Dave Grossman event 2008/2009/2010/2011
    -Buckeye Blast I at Tactical Defense Institute 2007, 2009, 2011
    -Buckeye Bash 2006/2007/2008/2009
    -USSA Legislative reception 2006/2007/2008/2009/2010
    -Buckeye Big Buck Club booth, 2008
    -various fundraising shooting and political events

    -NRA News with Cam Edwards-multiple interviews, 3 in-studio
    -NRA News with Ginny Simone-multiple interviews
    -Various print
    -“Call A Cop” radio program-Cleveland based call in program, multiple interviews
    -WBNS 10TV (Columbus)-Women & Weapons report aired 7/2/08
    This was a very balanced and unbiased report from reporter Brittany Westbrook, on why more women are learning to use firearms and carrying. Filming included 6 of my former female students and me.
    10TV | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News
    -Buckeye Firearms Assoc. website, multiple articles
    -Cornered Cat website hosted by Kathy Johnson
    -The Ready Line blog, hosted by Brent Greer
    -Buckeye Firearms “Firearms Forum” radio show
    -numerous on camera local TV stations

    Fred Thompson Presidential Race
    -Central Ohio 2nd Amendment Coalition Leader for the “Fred Thompson for President” campaign, 2009

    Ohio Concealed Carry Instructor
    Instructing classes 12 months out of the year, often multiple classes per month. One of the most active instructors in central OH, certifying well over 1000 students in 4+ years.
    -Mixed gender classes
    -Women only classes
    -Fundraiser classes for various organizations several times per year
    -Advanced CCW classes
    -Private instruction

    National Wild Turkey Federation
    Women In The Outdoors, Sunbury, OH
    Pistol Instructor for attendees 2007/2008

    Dillon Sportsman Club
    Ladies Night, Newark, OH
    Instructed pistol shooting to women who had never shoot or very little experience
    May 2006/July 2007/June 2008

    Ohio Future Farmers of America
    Teachers Conference, Lima, OH
    Instructed high school teachers in the proper and safe manner to run a firing range at FFA summer camps for youth June 18, 2008

    Outdoors Writers Conference
    Ran/instructed the pistol range for OWO conference attendees
    April 2008

    Pickaway & Big Darby Creek Shooting Ranges
    Assist the ranges in bringing more women and youth to the sport of IDPA shooting
    July ‘08-present

    Licking County Republican Party
    Patriot’s Club board of directors, political programs chair.
    -Responsibilities include contacting politicians and other guests to events, lining up speakers
    Dec. ‘07-present

    Pataskala Cub Scout Pack 21
    Den Leader 1996-2001
    Cubmaster 2001-2003

    Pataskala Boy Scout Troop 21
    Troop committee member 2001-2007

    2ND Amendment supporters Meet & Greet Organizer
    Nov. ‘05-gathering of like minded, 2nd Amendment supporters
    Rep. Jim Aslanides special speaker on behalf of HB347
    Various politicians in attendance including
    -Rep. Tim Schaffer
    -representatives from the Ken Blackwell for Governor race
    -Bill Peirce, Libertarian candidate for Governor
    -Columbus City Council candidates
    -representatives from the Jim Petro for Governor race

    -Ohio Rifle & Pistol Association, Nov. ‘08
    -Statehouse Tea Party, 10,000 attendees, Aug. 1, 2009
    -Springsboro Tea Party, Oct. 24, 2009
    -Medina Friends & Neighbors, Nov. 14, 2009
    -Washington Cty Republican Women’s club, June 14, 2010

    Ohio Gun Collectors Association
    -member, ’09-present
    Member of the National Rifle Association's Board of Directors
    www.BuckeyeFirearms.org Buckeye Firearms Association Central OH Chair
    NRA Instructor/CCW Instructor/Realtor
    2009 NRA Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award Recipient

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    I believe that Ohio is fortunate to have Linda Walker.

    Good luck Ms Walker


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    Thank you surv!!! You made me tear up when I read your post!
    Thank you!
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