Arizona gubernatorial candidate Owen “Buz” Mills, a honcho with the National Rifle Association (NRA), got a rear-end full of buckshot as the organization endorsed his adversary, Gov. Jan Brewer.
Mills, the owner of Gunsite, a 2000-acre weapons training facility in Paulden, Arizona, carries an A rating and since the 1960’s has been a lifetime member of the NRA. He has served as a member of the NRA’s 76-member Board of Directors since 2009. Mills was recently elected to the NRA’s Executive Committee, made up of 21 members from the Board of Directors.
The NRA merely renewed Mills’ A rating which he attempts to play as noteworthy.
Yet despite his board membership and lifetime of service, Mills will not receive the NRA’s endorsement in the Republican Primary for governor. That prize goes to Gov. Jan Brewer who is running for her first full term. Brewer, formerly Secretary of State, ascended to the governor’s position with the resignation of Janet Napolitano, who left to join the Obama administration as chieftain of Homeland Security.
“On August 24th, I urge all Arizona NRA members and gun owners to vote Jan Brewer in the Republican primary election,” Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA Political Victory Fund declared in the ultimate smack-down.
Cox is also executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action