NRA endorses McCain – shoots itself in the foot
The National Rifle Association has some clout in the Washington political arena. The NRA, along with other gun ownership groups (like the Gun Owners of America) and shooting sports organizations, have successfully beat back the gun grabber lobbies time and again. I was once a member of the NRA but canceled because of the incessant junk mail beg-o-grams and phone calls trying to shake me down for more money. Ironically, someone from the NRA called to see if I wanted to rejoin the organization right after I read this story. Needless to say, I was more than a little unkind to the caller.
…Yet the NRA, which has previously referred to John McCain as “one of the premier flag carriers for the enemies of the second amendment,” inexplicably gave McCain their endorsement.
In endorsing Hayworth, the Gun Owners of America (GOA) said: “John McCain has gone out of his way to earn the ire of conservatives and gun owners in his 20-plus years as a U.S. Senator from Arizona.”
While I respect senator McCain’s distinguished military service, he is a political douchebag who has been in congress far too long. I’ll admit that I did vote for him in the presidential election but that was yet another case of picking the lesser of two douchebags – one of which is a Marxist.
This endorsement has Arizona NRA members fuming and many are ready to quit the organization. McCain has certainly been no supporter of gun owner’s rights (more here) and the NRA should suffer the consequences of this atrocious endorsement.