Friday, May 14, 2010

Does the NRA have politicians on the run?

There are some who say the gun-rights lobby has never been stronger, according to a CNN report getting a lot of buzz ahead of today's opening of the annual NRA convention in Charlotte.

Reporter Carol Costello talks with rocker and NRA board member Ted Nugent, who says the NRA has gun-control advocates on the run – with President Barack Obama leading the pack.

“He’s scared,” Nugent says. “We know that President Obama is against the NRA, but he's not going to speak about that, because it would be political suicide, like for those who have stood up in the past.”

Some gun-control advocates feel betrayed that Obama isn’t fighting harder for gun control, Costello says. He’s signed bills that allow guns in national parks and on Amtrak trains – bills the NRA loves. Some agree with Nugent that politicians — who are just as likely to be photographed posing with guns as posing with babies — may be ducking the issue.

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

I've got no beef with the NRA, but, seriously, trotting out a freak like Ted Nugent doesn't do anything towards appealing to the mainstream.

Anonymous said...

I didn't catch it, and can't seem to find any photos either. Anybody know if Palin was flashing some thigh at this thing or not?

Sam said...

A recent market survey shows that the Cartoon Network has more viewers than CNN. That is really true. Not a joke.

Fox News is gaining and ALL the Liberal channels (which, of course, means ALL of the other channels) are losing viewers.

Anonymous said...

No law is needed to "allow" the people to keep and bear arms on any federal property - THE CONSTITUTION GUARANTEES THAT RIGHT AND THE CONSTITUTION IS THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND.