Editor's note: Alaskans wishing to cast a ballot in the Nov. 4 general election must register to vote by Oct. 5.
The Second Amendment is under attack like never before, and the best way to protect it is by exercising your right to vote. Here are my top 10 reasons why you should register to vote -- although, technically I shouldn't have to give you any.
10) You can always ignore my advice. The dinosaurs did.
9) Because I'll know if you don't.
8) You have time right now. I know because I'm standing right behind you.
7) It's taken me a lifetime to earn your respect. You can earn mine by registering to vote.
6) Because I said so.
5) Anyone can throw a punch. It takes a real man or woman to punch a voter registration card.
4) Because the other guys don't want you to. Well, I know who they are.
3) There's only one thing stronger than (my fists): Your vote.
2) I get asked for my autograph all the time. Now your country is asking for yours.
1) With one hand, I can crush coal into a diamond. With yours, you can protect your rights.
Chuck Norris is the honorary chairman of the National Rifle Association Freedom Action Foundation's "Trigger The Vote" national voter registration campaign. Register to vote and learn more about the campaign at www.triggerthevote.org.
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