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Final comments on Ayotte’s defeat…

by NHFC, Inc. on November 12, 2016

We have been hearing from a few gun owners who were confused by the grade we gave to anti-gun, soon to be former US Senator Kelly Ayotte, I have decided to send everyone an email explanation.

NHFC does not grade candidates based upon who their opponent is or whether or not we or the pollsters think a particular candidate is able to win an election.  We issue our grades based solely on a candidates track record on Second Amendment issues while in office.  In the case of candidates who have not held elective office we grade based upon their answers to a comprehensive candidate questionnaire as well as any other available information.  For example, support of another anti-gun candidate will earn a down grade.

Sadly, in the post Newtown clamor for new gun control, Kelly Ayotte refused to support filibusters that were begun to stop the anti-gun bills.  In addition, she voted to confirm anti-gun Loretta Lynch as US Attorney General.  And more recently she voted for cloture on the Feinstein semi-auto gun ban bill. Thus, allowing this dangerous anti-gun bill to move to the Senate floor for consideration by the full Senate.  Ayotte said all she wanted was a debate. However, her vote risked passage of a new semi-auto firearm and magazine ban.  Also, back in 2014, during a hotly Republican primary she took sides and endorsed anti-gun carpetbagger Scott Brown for US Senate.  Following the 2014 election of new State Representatives, Kelly Ayotte meddled in the race for Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.  We were left with a less than 100% pro-gun speaker.

Kelly has earned her D.

Click here to read her 2010 survey responses.  Most of which turned out to be lies.

Some people have called us some very not nice names for grading Aaron Day A*S.  Mr. Day was an independent candidate for US Senate and he returned a 100% pro-gun survey.  We have an obligation to tell firearms owners the truth.  Some are blaming Mr. Day for Ayotte’s loss, they told us: “you should know Day couldn’t win”.  We don’t know that.  Any candidate has an opportunity to win any election.  Just 2 years ago little known David Brat beat the US House Majority Leader.  As I explained above, we don’t grade based upon pollsters opinions or anyone elses perception of a candidates chances of winning. We grade based on a person’s support or non-support of the Second Amendment.  Period.

Some have blamed NHFC for Ayotte’s loss.  Ayotte has only herself and her bad behavior to blame for her loss.  We just reported the truth to tens of thousands of New Hampshire Firearms owners.  If Kelly Ayotte had kept her promises she would have received a better grade and may have even won the election.

NHFC will never waver from our commitment to holding public officials accountable for their actions by informing and educating New Hampshire firearms owners.  If these public officials and their supporters do not like this then they should implore people like Kelly Ayotte to unconditionally support the Second Amendment.  If Ayotte had unconditionally supported the Second Amendment she probably would have been reelected.

Thanks for your support.

In Liberty,

Scott A. Krauss
President – NHFC

General Grades

by NH Firearms Coalition on October 23, 2016

Over the last few weeks, we have been hard at work grading the candidates who did not have contested primaries. You can view the full list of grades here. Please contact those politicians who do not have good grades and tell them they need to reform their view of the Second Amendment.

2016 Primary Election Grades

September 12, 2016

Last week Scott told you about the release of our 2016 Primary Election Grades.  Click here to see our grades. I am writing today to remind you to carefully study them before Tuesday, September 13.  I also want to call your attention to a few selected races.  We told you in some detail about the […]

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Primary Grades

September 5, 2016

Over the last few weeks we have released some of our grades.  We have finished grading all the candidates who are involved in a primary race.  Veiw our 2016 Primary Grades here.

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Grades for Gubernatorial Candidates….

August 31, 2016

Last month we released our grades for incumbents and their challengers running for reelection to federal offices.  If you missed the email click here to see the incumbents grades and click here to see the challengers grades. Now it is time to add to that list by releasing the grades for all candidates running for […]

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NHFC Candidate Grades – 2nd Release… Challengers…

August 8, 2016

Last month we released our grades for incumbents running for reelection to federal offices.  If you missed the email click here to see those grades. Now it is time to add to that list by releasing the grades of the challengers of those candidates. As with the incumbents, we carefully consider bill sponsorship, (some challengers […]

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NHFC Candidate Grades – 1st Release…

July 25, 2016

As you may know, each election cycle the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition publishes a scorecard which uses report style letter grades.  Our grades are intended to help you, the law abiding New Hampshire firearms owners, to determine who stands up to support Second Amendment civil rights and who works against your civil right to be […]

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Good guy with a gun prevents mass murder…

July 4, 2016

As we celebrate America’s Birthday, I wanted to let you know about some self defense gun uses.  The anti-gun crowd loves to falsely state that it never happens, and it never will… but just last week we learned about another case of: A Good guy with a gun preventing a mass shooting… Not only has […]

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Anti-gun Senator Ayotte still needs to hear from you…

June 30, 2016

Last week Scott told you about how U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte has become an anti-gun activist.  Well, it’s worse then we thought. When Scott sent his email out we knew that Senator Ayotte was teaming up with Senators Collins (R-Maine), Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), Schumer (D-New York) and Graham (R-South Carolina) to place people on a secret […]

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ANTI-GUN Sen. Ayotte needs to hear from you….

June 26, 2016

As you may know, we work closely with Gun Owners of America [GOA] to protect the Constitutional rights of law abiding citizens. Even though most anti-gun bills failed yesterday, the fight is not over.  Anti-gun Sen. Kelly Ayotte is trying to strip you of your rights without due process. Please review this critical alert from […]

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