GOA endorses Denny Rehberg for US Senate

Rep. Rehberg earned an “A+” rating from Gun Owners of America for his strong support of Second Amendment rights.

Rehberg supported and cosponsored legislation to allow reciprocity for concealed carry permit holders and to remove federal restrictions on the interstate sales of handguns.

Rehberg worked to remove the gun ban in National Parks, which became law in 2009. He is leading the fight against the reintroduction of the gray wolf.

Rehberg’s opponent has an “F” rating from GOA.

This may come as a surprise to some, as John Tester likes to play up his support for gun rights. But a close look at his record reveals a committed anti-gunner.

Tester is helping President Obama populate the judicial branch with anti-gun leftist judges. Supreme Court Justices Sonya Sotomayor and Elena Kagan had extensive records of antipathy to the Second Amendment, yet Tester voted to place both on the highest Court in the land.

John Tester voted for Judge David Hamilton for a position on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Hamilton has stated that the Founding Fathers intended judges to amend the Constitution through “evolving case law.” Hamilton is so far to the left that while most federal judges receive broad, bipartisan support, this nominee garnered 39 votes in opposition.

Tester also voted not once, but twice, for the so-called “Disclose Act,” which was a blatant attempt by sitting members of Congress to stop groups like Gun Owners of America from publicizing the voting records of elected officials around election time. This legislation was so blatantly political that it even gave “exemptions” to some groups to campaign while trying to stop others from doing the same!

At the start of the Obama administration, Tester voted to confirm radical anti-gun U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. During the Clinton years, Holder was one of the key figures pushing the ban on semi-automatic firearms and other gun control measures. Holder continues to use his position to advocate for the reinstatement of the Clinton gun ban.

Senator Tester voted to confirm Obama’s “regulatory Czar” Cass Sunstein, who believes hunting is outdated and should be stopped and that animals should have legal representation against humans in court.

The top legal advisor to the State Department, Harold Koh, received John Tester’s vote. Koh is a strong advocate for gun control on a worldwide level, supporting measures such as a UN Treaty on small arms—a treaty that could impact millions of American gun owners and hunters.

Finally, Tester voted for the anti-gun ObamaCare law, despite repeated warnings from GOA that federal bureaucrats will be able to abuse a medical records database to disarm gun owners. Recently, Tester dug in his heels on and voted against repealing ObamaCare.

Montanans expect their elected officials to support their constitutional liberties, including the right to keep and bear arms. Jon Tester has failed many times to stand up for the Second Amendment, and the contrast between him and Denny Rehberg is as wide as Big Sky Country itself.

For these reasons, Gun Owners of America is proud to stand with Denny Rehberg for Senate in 2012.

Gun Owners of America encourages gun owners and sportsmen in Montana and throughout the country to stand with Denny Rehberg for Senate. To contribute to Rehberg for Senate, please visit http://dennyrehberg.com.

You can also show your support at Denny’s Facebook page:

Working together, we can make sure that this Senate seat is held by a committed Second Amendment advocate.


Tim Macy

Vice Chairman

Paid for by Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund.  Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

1 thought on “GOA endorses Denny Rehberg for US Senate”

  1. frederick J. Hammel

    Question; Would Congressman Rehberg vote to repeal the 17 Amendment? In my opinion Senators no longer represent the States, because the 14th Amendment turn all Americans into federal citizens. Our Founding set up Congress, it had two houses, one house ( House of Representative )to represent the people, the other house the (Senate) to represents the States. In my opinion again the 14th and the 17th Amendments eliminated the 10th Amendment. Before the 17th Amendment Senators were elected by the State Legislators and the people of that state elected the Legislators.

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