Randy Bryce
Press Release

Bryce Calls on Steil to To Reject Donations from the NRA

"Too many politicians are in the pockets of the gun lobby."

By - Jun 6th, 2018 01:59 pm

RACINE, WI – With a record number of school shootings and gun-related violence this year, Randy Bryce demands Bryan Steil, Paul Ryan‘s chosen replacement, reject all money from the NRA.

“Too many politicians are in the pockets of the gun lobby. The NRA clearly values profits and power over saving innocent lives — all while our leaders shamelessly take money from them.  And no one profits from their NRA ties quite like Paul Ryan, who took over $170,000 (citation) in 2016 from the NRA — more than any other member in the House of Representatives.

This is unacceptable. I will not take a penny from the NRA because they fund and fuel the gun epidemic. I challenge Ryan’s hand-picked replacement, Bryan Steil, to do the same and reject the gun lobby’s money. Wisconsin families and communities deserve a leader who will put our interests, safety, and wellbeing first.”

Watch Randy’s online video about rejecting NRA money here. The script of the video is below:

More and more, Americans are fed up with the NRA. They buy politicians support. Our leaders should never be in the pockets of lobbyists and big corporations.

We have a gun problem in America. Too many people have too many guns. And the evidence proves it. The US has nearly six times the gun homicide rate as Canada, more than seven times as Sweden, and nearly 16 times as Germany.

America’s problem with guns is completely unique. No other country faces as many school shootings, homicides, and widespread gun related crimes.

It’s not rocket science. We see the problem facing our country and there is an easy solution that has proven to work. We need comprehensive gun reform, and we need it now. We need universal background checks. We need to ban bump stocks and assault rifles. We need a 48 hour waiting period. We need action from our elected officials.

Too many politicians who take millions from the NRA have said that anyone who speaks up for these common sense gun safety measures are politicizing the situation. I don’t think demanding that our fellow Americans are safe is politicizing anything. It’s what we should expect from our representatives.

That is why I am proud to say that I will never take a single cent from the NRA. We are seeing a shift in this country. People are standing up, taking action, and pushing back against the NRA. We need to hold the NRA accountable for their actions. We need to boycott this organization that is putting their political priorities before the lives of innocent Americans.

I pledge not to take any NRA money. Now it’s your turn.

About Randy Bryce

Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. After graduation, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with cancer, which he survived, but only after struggling through the bankruptcy that came with the medical bills. Once in remission, Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, a trade he’s now been practicing and fighting to protect from anti-labor laws for nearly 20 years. Randy currently resides in Caledonia, WI with his son, Ben, who attends public schools like his dad. Randy joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in Summer 2017.

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2 thoughts on “Bryce Calls on Steil to To Reject Donations from the NRA”

  1. Ben says:

    Huge applauds to Randy Bryce. A gun epidemic is no exaggeration. Well said. Also, “I don’t think demanding that our fellow Americans are safe is politicizing anything.” I agree that in order to better handle our gun issues, political backgrounds need to be put aside. Thank you.

  2. MKE Kid says:

    Retired urban cop and gun owner here. I dropped my NRA membership almost 20 years ago. The NRA used to be a semi sane organization dedicated to responsible gun ownership and proper training. It has been taken over by weird nut jobs handing out million$ to cheap whore politicians who know nothing about guns. Remember when Scotty got a boo boo on his thumb because he got the safety on his photo op shotgun confused with the trigger?
    Walker is such a pathetic dimwit phony. Same with the NRA, except they’ve become more insane.

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