October 9th, 2008 11:06 AM
NRA Endorses McCain/Palin
NRA-PVF Endorses John McCain and Sarah Palin for President and Vice-President
Fairfax, VA. - The National Rifle Association's (NRA) Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre, and NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) Chairman Chris W. Cox are traveling to Pittsburgh, Pa., Springfield, Mo., Colorado Springs, Colo. and Reno, Nev. today for a series of press conferences endorsing Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin for President and Vice President respectively in the November 4 election.
"John McCain has more than two decades of pro-gun and pro-hunting votes in Congress. He has stood time and again to preserve our Second Amendment freedom and our rich hunting heritage," said LaPierre. "Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin have earned the NRA-PVF's endorsement and we will encourage gun owners, hunters and anyone who values freedom to vote McCain-Palin on November 4."
"NRA members and gun owners will not allow Barack Obama to hide his radical record of opposition to our constitutional rights," said Cox. "Obama has voted to make self-defense with a firearm in the home illegal, has voted to ban the most commonly owned hunting shotguns, has voted to ban commonly owned hunting ammunition, and has supported a 500% tax increase on guns and ammunition. We will remind voters every single time he pretends that his anti-gun record doesn't exist."
John McCain voted for the landmark Firearms Owners Protection Act and the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, opposed the failed Clinton Gun Ban, and voted against mandatory waiting periods, national gun registration, and bans on hunting ammunition. He also signed the historic congressional amicus brief in the case of Heller v. District of Columbia, holding that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms -- a brief that Senator Obama refused to sign.
Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin is a hunter, gun owner and NRA Life Member. Gov. Palin has been a consistent and outspoken supporter of the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen.
Members of the media are invited to attend these significant events. Locations and times of events are as follows:
Pittsburgh, Pa. - 8 A.M. EDT
Radisson Hotel, Pittsburgh Green Tree
101 Radisson Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Springfield, Mo. - 11:15 A.M. CDT
University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
333 John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, MO 65806
Colorado Springs, Colo. - 2:15 P.M. MDT
Radisson Hotel, Colorado Springs
1645 North Newport Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Reno, Nev. - 5:30 P.M. PST
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 East 2nd Street
Reno, NV 89595
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October 9th, 2008 12:17 PM
October 9th, 2008 12:30 PM
If anyone can expose Obama for the liar he is, it's the NRA!
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October 9th, 2008 12:33 PM
What!? I'm shocked!!
October 9th, 2008 08:36 PM
How come they made this endorsement so early in the campaign?
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October 9th, 2008 08:51 PM
Originally Posted by automatic slim
And I hope they blow his BS wide open for every red blooded American to see.
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October 9th, 2008 09:07 PM
I fully realize once again, that some may not want to hear this....but I just have to do it. Lesser of two evils? You decide. Still beats the alternative IMO...but for how long? Don't shoot the messenger please.
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October 9th, 2008 09:33 PM
Keep in mind the NRA doesn't always endorse a candidate for president. And while the NRA doesn't agree with everything McCain does, he has voted pro 2A many times. (Against Clinton AWB, for Protection of Commerce Act, signed Heller brief just to name a few)
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
October 10th, 2008 12:02 AM
Well you know it was a hard choice, after all Biden gave you his word that his shotguns won't be taken.
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