PRESS RELEASE from Ron Paul Presidential Campaign Committee

For Immediate Release: August 8, 2011               

Ron Paul Iowa Team Announces ‘Gun Owners for Ron Paul’ Nationwide Coalition
Pristine 2nd Amendment record earns Paul support

ANKENY, Iowa– The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today the national “Gun Owners for Ron Paul” coalition to energize voters who value their Second Amendment rights.
“Rep. Ron Paul has justly been dubbed a champion of our Constitution.  He works tirelessly to stop – and reverse – federal encroachment on the Second Amendment.  While other members of Congress traded their integrity to get votes for pet projects, Ron Paul earned the nickname ‘Dr. No’ for his unwillingness to abrogate the Constitution,” said Ed Dolan of Central City, Iowa.
“I was thrilled to have Chuck Heston as my NRA president, and I would be ecstatic to call Ron Paul President of the United States,” said Mr. Dolan.
Mr. Dolan is a Gun Owners of America life member, a patron member of the National Rifle Association and an Iowa Firearms Coalition life member.
Dr. Paul earned a perfect 100 percent score on the National Association for Gun Rights Presidential Survey after being the first survey respondent, and a perfect 100 percent score on the Iowa Gun Owners Presidential Survey.  He maintains an “A+” grade from the uncompromising Gun Owners of America and an “A” grade from the National Rifle Association.
Recently Congressman Paul (TX-14) re-introduced legislation to repeal the federal Gun Free School Zone Act (GFSZA), misguided legislation that has the unintended consequence of leaving schoolchildren and adults vulnerable in or around schools in instances where a gun is used in the commission of a crime.  Second Amendment rights supporters praised Dr. Paul for H.R. 2613, the “Citizens Protection Act of 2011,” and for advocating for responsible gun owners to freely exercise their right to defend innocent life against criminals – who do not observe firearms prohibitions.
“Ron Paul has been a staunch defender of the Constitution for his entire career. Along with that defense is his unwavering support for the Second Amendment,” said Tim Pugh of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
“Gun owners and sportsmen have a clear choice in this election if they want to preserve their most fundamental right – and that choice is Ron Paul,” said Mr. Pugh, a small business owner, founder of the Cedar Rapids Tea Party, gun owner and sportsman.
As a first basic step, those wanting to join the “Gun Owners for Ron Paul”coalition should visit

Drew Ivers, Iowa Campaign Chairman