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NRA: Hillary Was Right, You Can't Trust Obama With Your Guns
Foxnews.com ^ | 9 October 2008

Posted on 10/09/2008 2:28:29 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association is turning to Hillary Rodham Clinton to bolster its criticism of Barack Obama's positions on gun issues.

The NRA's Political Victory Fund planned a national newspaper ad Thursday reviving a Clinton mailing that accused Obama of waffling on gun issues. Clinton's campaign sent the mailing when the New York senator was challenging Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination. It accuses Obama of changing his statements on gun issues to try to fit the audience he was addressing.

"Hillary was right: You can't trust Obama with your guns," says the NRA political action committee's ad, scheduled to run in USA Today. The PAC has spent at least $2.3 million on anti-Obama efforts, including more than $100,000 on the new USA Today ad.

The NRA ad includes a reproduction of Clinton's mailing, which mentioned Obama's comment at an April fundraiser in San Francisco that some small-town voters bitter about lost jobs "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

"We believe that he's trying to fog the issue and confuse the voter, and he says he's for the Second Amendment while he votes to run the firearms industry and the Second Amendment out of business," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's executive vice president, said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; banglist; barackobama; bitter; democrats; electionpresident; elections; guns; huseinobama; nobama08; nra; obama; osamaobama
Frankly, I wouldn't trust Obama with ANYTHING!!!
1 posted on 10/09/2008 2:28:30 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Well said.


2 posted on 10/09/2008 2:46:48 AM PDT by blueyon (Every one will have their 15 mins under the bus)
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To: Aussie Dasher

It is truly amazing how, after only such a short period of time, Obamarama could turn Hillary, a wretched evil witch, into a somewhat more desirable candidate.


3 posted on 10/09/2008 3:18:24 AM PDT by WesternPacific (I am tired of voting for the lesser of two evils!)
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To: WesternPacific
Sometimes truth is strsnger then fiction..

Obama really has turned America on it's head.

4 posted on 10/09/2008 3:26:59 AM PDT by just me (JELLY BEANS AND WINKS...)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Here in eastern PA there is heavy rotation of an Obama radio ad saying Obama has always favored gun rights. It plays several times during Rush's show as well as on regular music stations.

The ad is of course a damn lie but I worry some of Obama's lies (another is an attack on McCain's health care) are getting traction here with little or no rebuttal from the McCain camp.

5 posted on 10/09/2008 3:45:20 AM PDT by NEPA (Save a cow, tip a beer)
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To: NEPA

Here in eastern PA there is heavy rotation of an Obama radio ad saying Obama has always favored gun rights. It plays several times during Rush’s show as well as on regular music stations.

The guy in the ad must be nuts .Says he is an Obama supporter and a member of the NRA. He even sounds like a Canadian .


6 posted on 10/09/2008 4:04:25 AM PDT by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: Renegade

I wrote to NRA-ILA about these ads with the alleged NRA member supporting Obama. If you happen to catch the guy’s name who appears in the ads - also if he actually says he is from PA - - could you send it to the NRA. If he isn’t actually a member, that would be interesting. Also if he is they could offer him a REFUND!


7 posted on 10/09/2008 4:40:42 AM PDT by finnsheep
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To: Aussie Dasher
Sinclair says you can trust the Caliph to smoke your crack.
8 posted on 10/09/2008 4:43:19 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Fa'h K'Obama - Kenyan for Obama's a communist)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I miss Hillary...

And yes, I am still on my meds.

9 posted on 10/09/2008 5:09:33 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (McCain is looking better every passing day.)
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To: WesternPacific

Let’s be real. Other than the fact that she would’ve been tougher to beat, Hillary was always a better choice than Obama.


10 posted on 10/09/2008 5:59:13 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (LET'S HAVE A BONFIRE WITH THE VANITIES!!!)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; Shooter 2.5; wku man; SLB; ..
The NRA2008 Media Campaign has been giving Obama severe heartburn for a while now. Now we are sprinting to the finish.

Yesterday I received a solicitation in the mail to donate to this NRA program. Since (like many of you) I am constantly receiving such mail, I usually look it over and toss it. This time I donated fifty bucks.

This media blitz is kicking the Obamites right between the goalposts. Great work, NRA.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!


11 posted on 10/09/2008 6:29:32 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Aussie Dasher
NRA: Hillary Was Right, You Can't Trust Obama With Your Guns

Not that I trust Hillary any further, but if she said it she was 100% correct.

12 posted on 10/09/2008 6:44:04 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Poisoning the customers is bad for business." --Quark, *Star Trek: Deep Space Nine*)
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To: Aussie Dasher
The NRA ad includes a reproduction of Clinton's mailing, which mentioned Obama's comment at an April fundraiser in San Francisco that some small-town voters bitter about lost jobs "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Our potential president....

Sad.

13 posted on 10/09/2008 6:45:34 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I don’t know how much more of this agreeing with Hillary stress I can take......


14 posted on 10/09/2008 6:46:09 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Good time to donate to the people producing these anti-Obama ads:

https://secure.nraila.org/Contribute.aspx


15 posted on 10/09/2008 8:07:32 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Check out a great Blog....http://roanokeconservative.blogspot.com/)
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To: NEPA
Here in eastern PA there is heavy rotation of an Obama radio ad saying Obama has always favored gun rights. It plays several times during Rush's show as well as on regular music stations.

The ad is of course a damn lie but I worry some of Obama's lies (another is an attack on McCain's health care) are getting traction here with little or no rebuttal from the McCain camp.

Probably the same one we're getting here in NC. It features Ray Schoenke of AHSA (American Hunters and Shooters Assn.)

The ad claims that Obama and McCain both support the 2nd, so hey!, It's off the table. Then it goes on to bash McCain with a bunch of sport metaphors.

Dirty little secret is that AHSA is a front group, bought and paid for by the Brady Group.

What does it say about Obambi that he would use a false front gun control group to prove his allegience to the 2nd?

16 posted on 10/09/2008 9:43:24 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

The NRA has finally endorsed McCain, officially. What took so long?

NRA-PVF Endorses John McCain and Sarah Palin for President and Vice-President

Thursday, October 09, 2008

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.


17 posted on 10/09/2008 10:17:55 AM PDT by Wasichu
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To: TC Rider
The current ad Obama is running features NRA life member Greg West. The ad says Obama has always supported gun rights and then it's about AIG and other failures. It starts pro gun but is mostly about blaming McCain on the economy.

The ad is kind of weird actually.

They want to make Obama be pro gun but have absolutely nothing to back up that claim so after making the claim it attacks McCain on the economy.

18 posted on 10/09/2008 10:42:05 AM PDT by NEPA (Save a cow, tip a beer)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Obama, like all anti-gunners, lies. His notion of "respect" for gun rights involves finding a way to make denying them appear palatable. His running mate Biden is the biggest anti-gun zealot in the Senate.

If, God forbid, he reaches office we will see a re-enactment of an even more oppressive Assault Weapons Ban within 90 days, which will sail through a Democrat Congress with the usual lip service toward "nobody is talking about taking guns away." What they are talking about is seeing that nobody is ever able to purchase one. Legally.

19 posted on 10/09/2008 11:05:33 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: NEPA
The current ad Obama is running features NRA life member Greg West. The ad says Obama has always supported gun rights and then it's about AIG and other failures. It starts pro gun but is mostly about blaming McCain on the economy.

The ad is kind of weird actually.

They want to make Obama be pro gun but have absolutely nothing to back up that claim so after making the claim it attacks McCain on the economy.

Same basic theme in the Ray Shoenke (AHSA)ad.

20 posted on 10/09/2008 11:43:02 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Wasichu

I attended the Reno event. The passionate defense of the Second Amendment by both Chris Cox and Wayne LaPierre really fired up the room.


21 posted on 10/09/2008 8:02:19 PM PDT by kilowhskey ("I Carry a Gun Because I Cannot Carry A Cop.")
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