Mourdock Defeats Lugar!
— GOA-endorsed candidate wins most important Senate primary of the year  
“I can’t thank Gun Owners of America enough for their early support of my campaign.”
Richard Mourdock, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, after defeating Indiana’s Dick Lugar

Gun Owners of America is today celebrating the defeat of the most anti-gun Republican in the U.S. Senate, Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar.·Gadsden_Tea_Party

GOA’s Political Victory Fund endorsed his challenger, Richard Mourdock, early this year and has strongly backed his campaign ever since.·

Mourdock, who is Indiana’s State Treasurer, is 100% in favor of our Second Amendment rights and understands that gun ownership is a fundamental, individual liberty that must be safeguarded in a free society.·

But Dick Lugar, rated “F” by GOA, established himself as the most anti-gun Republican in the U.S. Senate by supporting waiting periods for handgun purchases, a ban on many semi-automatic firearms, and all of President Obama’s radical anti-gun judicial nominees.·

Plus, Lugar was the only Republican Senator to refuse to sign a letter opposing a massive UN small arms treaty.·

Without a doubt, Dick Lugar was one of the anti-gunners’ best friends in the Senate. But he went down in defeat thanks to gun owners nationwide, who supported Mourdock with their contributions, and to the voters in the Hoosier State.·

Mourdock acknowledged GOA members for their support in his race. “I can’t thank Gun Owners of America enough for their early support of my campaign,” he said.·

GOA also wishes to extend a hearty “thank you” to all of its members and activists for helping take part in this important victory!·

There are many more battles we must win as we take on anti-gunners in both parties in primaries and in the general election.

Gun Owners of America