Vote LINDA WALKER for NRA Board of Directors
To My Fellow Second Amendment Brothers & Sisters,
My name is LINDA WALKER and I need your vote for the NRA Board of Directors.
When you receive the ballot, either in the mail or in your NRA publication, please cast your vote for me. HURRY! VOTING ENDS APRIL 10, 2011.
PLEASE DO NOT "DILUTE" YOUR VOTE. MARK YOUR BALLOT FOR ONE AND ONLY ONE CANDIDATE. Every other name you mark reduces my chances of being elected.
I need at least 65,000 votes to have a chance at a seat.
As an ardent Second Amendment supporter, I am saddened by the erosion of our US Constitutional Rights over the years. The recent events in Tucson, as well as the Virginia Tech shootings, Colorado church murders, Columbine massacre, and other horrific events, have taught Americans nothing.
For too long, anti‐gun advocates have played on the fears and ignorance of a gullible public to erase liberty and self‐reliance from our national dialog. But I absolutely refuse to let them win this debate.
For many years now, I have called the Ohio Statehouse my second home as I have personally worked with legislators to protect and advance gun rights. While I have sought no personal gain for my efforts, the NRA honored me in 2009 with the “Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award,” the highest honor given to one woman each year for Second Amendment legislation, advocacy, and education.
I serve as the Central Ohio Chair of Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohio’s foremost Second Amendment Rights organization. I have been present and testified in our Statehouse for nearly every hearing and vote over the past several years. I have directly assisted in the passage of legislation establishing Castle Doctrine in Ohio, statewide preemption of local gun bans, and historic reformations of concealed carry laws.
As a proud NRA certified instructor, I have taught well over a thousand students in safe, responsible gun handling and concealed carry. I also serve as Chairman of our county Friends of the NRA, work as an NRA Election Volunteer Coordinator for the Ohio 12th Congressional District, participate in local politics, and support the Ohio Gun Collectors Association.
If you help me get elected to the NRA Board of Directors, I vow that I will fight the encroachment of the BATF on the lawful use of firearms, stop foolish registration schemes, encourage youth and women to participate in hunting and shooting sports, and do everything in my power to prevent the erosion our God-given rights.
I am neither a celebrity nor a wealthy politician. I am a simple American who has dedicated her life to restoring the hopes and dreams of the Founding Fathers. I have fought in the trenches of legislation, educated citizens in basic self‐defense, and tried my best to uphold the values of our Constitution.
I have done all this for my family, for my state, for my country, and for you.
If you are a voting member of the NRA, I humbly ask for your faith in me. And I ask for your vote when you receive the Board of Directors ballot in the mail or in your NRA publication scheduled for late February or early March.
Vote LINDA WALKER for NRA Board of Directors - PLEASE HURRY! VOTING ENDS APRIL 10, 2011.
Thank you and God bless you and our great nation.
BIO for Linda Walker
NRA Endowment Member
2009 NRA “Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award” Given to one woman per year on the national level for legislative work, education, advocacy and upholding the ideals of the NRA
NRA-EVC (Election Volunteer Coordinator)
Ohio 12th Congressional District
2010 #3 most active EVC, qualifying to be included in the selection process for the “Jay M. Littlefield NRA-ILA Volunteer of the Year Award”
Licking County Friends of the NRA
-Chairman of the first Licking County Friends of the NRA banquet, Oct. 1, 2009
-Chairman FONRA, Mar. 13, 2010
-Chairman FONRA, Mar. 12, 2011
NRA Certified Instructor
Certified in the following disciplines:
-Basic Pistol May ‘06
-Personal Protection Inside the Home May ‘07
-Personal Protection Outside the Home May ‘07
NRA Booth Volunteer
Deerasic/Cambridge, OH Aug. ’08, Aug. ‘09
Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo, ’09, ‘10
Buckeye Firearms Association
Central Ohio Chair, Leadership team, 2005-present
-Activities accomplished, but not limited to the following: attend hearings in the Statehouse, attend one on one meetings with various State Representatives, Senators and candidates, work on legislation with fellow leadership team, attended bill signings and Governor’s reception, attend political events such as legislative receptions, inaugural receptions, political dinners, fundraisers, assist on candidate campaigns, organizing BFA events, staffing events, such as gun shows, expos, clay shoots, etc., shipping, PR., media interviews, writing of articles and a wealth of other activities.
-Awarded “2007 Grassroots Organization of the Year” by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep & Bear Arms (CCRKBA)
-Awarded NRA-ILA “2008 Volunteer Organization of the Year”
HB347-(concealed carry fix it bill and preemption) Attended every House and Senate hearing (approx. 30). This bill was vetoed by Gov. Taft. The House and Senate overrode the governor’s veto. First Governor veto override in Ohio, in nearly 30 years. Jan. ‘06-testified before House Criminal Justice committee in support of HB347.
SB184-Castle doctrine and concealed carry fix it bill, attended all hearings. Invited to and attended bill signing by Gov. Strickland. This bill has been referred to as “one of the most sweeping gun reform bills in United States.”
HB9-Closed the media access loophole to concealed carry licensees information. Attended hearings.
HB225-Alaska style concealed carry. Rep. John Adams requested a private meeting with me, prior to the introduction of the bill. Other attendees to the meeting were Rep. Danny Bubp and Rep. Joe Uecker.
HB450-Allows active military personal between the ages of 18 and 21 the right to possess a handgun. Testified before the Senate Criminal Justice committee on behalf of Buckeye Firearms Association.
HB203-Restaurant Carry, testified before House committee (died in committee, replaced with SB239)
SB239/SB247-Restaurant Carry, removing car restrictions, restoration of rights (died at end of session)
Built working and personal relationships with many Senators and State Representatives, various other state and local level politicians. Work directly with NRA-ILA liaison, John Hohenwarter. Organized and attended meetings between Buckeye Firearms leadership, Senators and Representatives. Attend many political events including meetings, fundraisers, campaign events, parades, socials, etc.
Organized Buckeye Firearms events including:
-Deer & Turkey expo booth, 2008/2009/2010
-Lt. Col. Dave Grossman event 2008/2009/2010/2011
-Buckeye Blast I at Tactical Defense Institute 2007, 2009, 2011
-Buckeye Bash 2006/2007/2008/2009
-USSA Legislative reception 2006/2007/2008/2009/2010
-Buckeye Big Buck Club booth, 2008
-various fundraising shooting and political events
-NRA News with Cam Edwards-multiple interviews, 4 in-studio
-NRA News with Ginny Simone-multiple interviews
-“Call A Cop” radio program-Cleveland based call in program, multiple interviews
-WBNS 10TV (Columbus)-Women & Weapons report aired 7/2/08
This was a very balanced and unbiased report from reporter Brittany Westbrook, on why more women are learning to use firearms and carrying. Filming included 6 of my former female students and me.
-Buckeye Firearms Assoc. website, multiple articles
-Cornered Cat website hosted by Kathy Johnson
-The Ready Line blog, hosted by Brent Greer
-Buckeye Firearms “Firearms Forum” radio show
-numerous on camera local TV stations
Fred Thompson Presidential Race
-Central Ohio 2nd Amendment Coalition Leader for the “Fred Thompson for President” campaign, 2009
Ohio Concealed Carry Instructor
Instructing classes 12 months out of the year, often multiple classes per month. One of the most active instructors in central OH, certifying well over 1000 students in 4+ years.
-Mixed gender classes
-Women only classes
-Fundraiser classes for various organizations several times per year
-Advanced CCW classes
National Wild Turkey Federation
Women In The Outdoors, Sunbury, OH
Pistol Instructor for attendees 2007/2008
Dillon Sportsman Club
Ladies Night, Newark, OH
Instructed pistol shooting to women who had never shoot or very little experience May 2006/July 2007/June 2008
Ohio Future Farmers of America
Teachers Conference, Lima, OH
Instructed high school teachers in the proper and safe manner to run a firing range at FFA summer camps for youth June 18, 2008
Outdoors Writers Conference
Ran/instructed the pistol range for OWO conference attendees April 2008
Pickaway & Big Darby Creek Shooting Ranges
Assist the ranges in bringing more women and youth to the sport of IDPA shooting July ‘08-present
Licking County Republican Party
Patriot’s Club board of directors, political programs chair.
-Responsibilities include contacting politicians and other guests to events, lining up speakers Dec. ‘07-present
Pataskala Cub Scout Pack 21
Den Leader 1996-2001
Pataskala Boy Scout Troop 21
Troop committee member 2001-2007
2ND Amendment supporters Meet & Greet Organizer
Nov. ‘05-gathering of like minded, 2nd Amendment supporters including Rep. Jim Aslanides special speaker on behalf of HB347 and various politicians in attendance:
-Rep. Tim Schaffer
-representatives from the Ken Blackwell for Governor race
-Bill Peirce, Libertarian candidate for Governor
-Columbus City Council candidates
-representatives from the Jim Petro for Governor race
-Ohio Rifle & Pistol Association, Nov. ‘08
-Statehouse Tea Party, 10,000 attendees, Aug. 1, 2009
-Springsboro Tea Party, Oct. 24, 2009
-Medina Friends & Neighbors, Nov. 14, 2009
-Washington Cty Republican Women’s club, June 14, 2010
Ohio Gun Collectors Association