Dear Friend of the Second Amendment,
No one gave him a chance to win.
He is not independently wealthy, and he was the last person the Republican establishment wanted to see back in Congress.
But against all odds, former Congressman Steve Stockman won a runoff election on Tuesday, and gun owners across the country gained a true and trusted friend.
When he was in Congress from 1995-1997, Steve Stockman took on not only President Bill Clinton’s gun control agenda, but he also battled his own Republican leadership to force pro-gun votes.
After Republicans took control of Congress in 1994, Stockman drafted a bill to repeal the Clinton gun ban. After all, many Democrats lost their seats by going along with Clinton on gun control.
When Rep. Stockman tried to get a vote on his bill, however, the Republican leadership stood in his way. They didn’t want to force any votes that would embarrass the anti-gun, liberal wing of the party.
Most congressmen would have dutifully gone along with the party brass. Thankfully, Stockman is not like most congressmen.
In a move highly unusual for a member of the majority party -- much less a freshman representative -- Stockman filed a “discharge petition,” and forced the leadership to vote on repealing the Clinton gun ban.
That bill passed the House, and by getting members of Congress “on record,” Stockman helped to bolster the pro-gun forces that faced the most anti-Second Amendment president in history -- at least up to that time.
Now Steve Stockman is coming back. He’s made it over two large hurdles (a primary and a runoff) and he now has only the November election to win before he returns to Washington as a leader against the establishment's compromising of your values.
Here’s how one liberal east Texas newspaper sarcastically described Stockman on election night: “We don’t see a whole lot of ‘working within the political process’ and ‘compromise’ in this fella.”
Well, compromise and the “political process” is what got this country into the mess it’s in, and it will take a special kind of fighter to turn things around. And Steve Stockman did not run for Congress in order to enter a Washington, D.C. popularity contest.
Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund proudly supported Stockman in the primary and runoff, and we’re proud to stand with him in the general election.
But we need your help. Two of the opponents Steve defeated were wealthy self-funders. Steve and his wife, Patti, spent virtually all they had to prevent an anti-gunner from winning the seat.
Now I’m asking you to get involved. Can you help today? Your contribution of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, or even the maximum legal amount of $2,500, will give Steve the resources he needs to send a message to the anti-gunners that it’s not worth trying to take on Steve.
You see, this is considered to be a safe Republican seat. But if Steve doesn’t raise a considerable amount of campaign funds, the gun grabbers will see an opportunity to defeat their old nemesis.
Even if you live outside of Texas, Steve will still be fighting for your gun rights as well as those of the people of Texas’ 36th Congressional District.
So please go here to make your contribution right away.
You and I can make this victory complete. Even chipping in $15 or $25 will go a long way toward securing this important win.
Thank you for standing with Steve Stockman, and for your support of Gun Owners of America.
Sincerely, Tim Macy Vice Chairman
PS – Gun owners across the country had no better friend in Congress from 1995-1997 than Steve Stockman. He’s already won a primary and runoff election. Your contribution of any amount to Stockman for Congress will help to ensure a victory in November.