Newton, NJ (PRWEB) June 01, 2012
Bader Qarmout in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate scored an “AQ”, the highest rating a first time candidate can receive from the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund. Qarmout was rated based on his responses to the NRA’s 2012 federal candidate questionnaire. According to James J. Baker, Director of Federal Affairs for the NRA, an “AQ” rating is given to solidly pro-gun candidates who have expressed strong support for NRA positions on 2nd Amendment issues.
Do voters believe that Republicans have always been strong supporters of the NRA? "Many supporters of the Second Amendment that protects our right to bear arms believe casting a vote for a Republican candidate automatically insures that they are casting a vote to support our Constitutional right to bear arms," says RoseAnn Salanitri, Qarmout’s campaign manager.
If on June 5th these voters cast their vote for Bader Qarmout in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, they would be voting to protect the Constitution. However, the establishment’s candidate scored only a C rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA), which most Republican voters would consider reprehensible. Sadly, this rating was based on his voting history regarding 2nd Amendment issues.
Salanitri alsocommented, “It is hard to understand how a 24-year Republican legislator doesn’t understand something as basic as our constitutional right to bear arms. His votes on this issue most likely reflect his play-along-to-get along philosophy because they certainly don’t reflect knowledge of our Bill of Rights or limited government. How can we expect him to uphold his oath to uphold and defend our Constitution in the future if he hasn’t in the past?
“This country needs leaders who are willing to fight for our rights we do not need compromising career politicians. Perhaps the reason why things in government just don’t seem to make sense anymore is because our representatives either lack Constitutional sense, Constitutional knowledge, or a Constitutional backbone. In any event, 2012 just may be the year for real Hope and Change.”
Contact: RoseAnn Salanitri, Campaign Manager for Bader Qarmout
Via email: emailroseann(at)gmail(dot)com or cell: 862.266.3952