In February I wrote about Scott Rigell’s issue with Rand Paul and his association with the organization National Association for Gun Rights. Looks like Rigell may have company thanks to NAGR’s recent attacks on candidates for General Assembly:
Unfortunately, I discovered that Chris was not the only pro-gun candidate to be attacked with these false mailers. The following candidates and their staff have confirmed with Bearing Drift that similar mailers were sent out in their districts:
House of Delegates:
Delegate Chris Head
Senator Emment Hanger
Former Delegate Bill Janis
Today, the Virginia National Rifle Association blog posted a piece asserting that the Janis attack mailer is completely false:
How exactly does NAGR determine a candidate’s record? Not just by how they answer a survey but by whether they answer it at all. And if a candidate doesn’t answer the survey, they attack by saying the candidate REFUSES to oppose or support something because they “refused” to answer the survey.
This requires surveys to be sent to candidates in a timely manner so they can be returned by a certain date – in NAGR’s case the 1st of May – so NAGR can respond accordingly.
The NAGR mailer against Bill Janis started hitting mailboxes around Wednesday of last week, the 27th – ONLY EIGHT DAY AFTER THEY ACTUALLY MAILED THEIR SURVEY TO BILL JANIS AND ONLY ONE DAY AFTER IT WAS ACTUALLY RECEIVED!
NAGR requested their survey be returned by May 1st, but short of Janis having a time machine, that’d be impossible given that the postmark on the envelope was the 19th with date of shipment and delivery backed up by the fact it was sent certified mail.
This is a false attack on Bill Janis purposefully orchestrated by NAGR in an attempt to LIE to 12th District voters just weeks from the June 9th Primary.
Who knows how many other candidates have been burned in a similar manner across the nation.
This is a scam – of NAGR’s donors, elected officials, and worst of all the American people.