September 22nd, 2008
02:05 PM ET
6 years ago

NRA ad claims Obama wants to ban guns

The National Rifle Association released a new ad taking aim at Obama over the Second Amendment.
The National Rifle Association released a new ad taking aim at Obama over the Second Amendment.

(CNN)—The National Rifle Association is taking aim at Sen. Barack Obama’s ‘bitter’ comment in a new ad, claiming the Illinois senator wants to ban shotguns and rifle’s commonly used for hunting.

“I learned that Barack Obama supports new tax on my guns and ammo,” Karl Rusch of Virginia says. “But it’s not just new taxes that Barack Obama wants. You can believe it. He also supports a ban on the shotguns and rifles most of us use for hunting.”

Obama has called for permanently reinstating the assault weapons ban, and voted for a 2005 amendment placing restrictions on rifle ammunition that is “designed or marketed” to be armor-piercing, but has not called for confiscation of rifles.

Watch: Obama speaks about his view on gun control

Joe Biden told supporters at a campaign event in Virginia Saturday they need not worry about their guns being confiscated under an Obama-Biden administration.

“I guarantee you, Barack Obama ain't taking my shotguns. So don't buy that malarkey,” Biden said Saturday. “They're going to start peddling that to you. I got two and if he tries to fool with my Berretta, he's got a problem.”

In the NRA’s ad, “Hunter,” Rusch concludes, “No politician is going to take away my guns and ammo. You don’t have to be bitter to know Barack Obama isn’t the kind of change we need.”

Despite the NRA’s strong criticism of Obama, the group has not endorsed John McCain for president.

McCain addressed NRA members at their convention in May, telling them he hasn’t agreed with them on “every issue,” but “those disagreements do not detract from my long record of support for the Second Amendment.”


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain • NRA
soundoff (201 Responses)
  1. WASP Member!!!

    It's the economy stupid!!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  2. Herman In LA

    Plain and simple lie...

    No McCain, No Palin, No More of The Same...

    vote Obama / Biden

    Our only hope...

    September 22, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  3. Vegas Barbie for Obama

    RESPONSIBLE gun ownership is not anything that ANYONE should take issue with. Senator Obama is against putting guns in the hands of young people. There is nothing wrong with respectable waiting periods...I am sure that all the deer, moose and bear that hunters are so dag nabbed committed to killing "for food" will be there after an appropriate waiting period.
    OBAMA/BIDEN '08 & '12 YES WE CAN, YES WE CAN!!

    September 22, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  4. Ban on guns..

    Obviously, this is a BIG LIE.

    Obama is fine with gun ownership-

    he just doesn't want RECKLESS CRIME AND DEATH to happen due to irresponsible use of guns.

    Please try to think of all the shootings that happen in poor neighborhoods across the country, when innocents get caught in cross fire. All he wants to do is make this country safer.

    September 22, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  5. Louise

    Why don't you guys focus on important issues? Every 4 years we have to listen to this same old non-sence.

    September 22, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  6. jm for sc

    This will not work. It didn't work during the primary and it won't work for the general election. Obama never mentioned taking away legal guns for anyone. The "bitter comment is getting outdated."

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 22, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  7. John in KY

    NRA pulls this "CRAP" every 4 yrs, I use a lot more GAS than BULLETS how bout you?

    September 22, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  8. sophia nyc

    Blatant LIE. Obama wants to regulate guns in inner cities. That wouldn't make sense to someone coming from a town of 8000.

    September 22, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  9. Mr. New York City

    Another misleading ad from the Evil Party

    September 22, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  10. Ban on guns..

    Obviously, this is a BIG LIE.

    Obama is fine with gun ownership-

    he just doesn't want CRIME AND DEATH to happen due to irresponsible use of guns.

    Please try to think of all the shootings that happen in poor neighborhoods across the country, when innocents get caught in cross fire. All he wants to do is make this country safer.

    September 22, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  11. QG

    Whatever.

    September 22, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  12. Darrel from Denver

    Typical BS add you would expect from these clowns.

    September 22, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  13. Jerry Ohio

    I bet this is one Palin lying ad coming from her group she belong to NRA Palin is a lier and McCain are both bad politician for this country.
    I see everyday Obama volunteers are in the street in full force trying to registering people to vote and they are getting out the votes everywhere I go to everybody excited over Obama running for president

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 22, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  14. rory ryan

    Research the facts people . Blatant lie.

    September 22, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  15. KATHLEEN

    Well, now, we know who the NRA is voting for!!!! But, then again,
    haven't they always been a Republican mind control over normal
    citizens who get caught up in what THEY have to say?

    Actually, NRA, is speaking out just like the Catholics and Evangelicals.
    Only problem is, there is more than one issue!!!!!

    And, by the way NRA, you lie to your own people! How much did you
    give McCain Palin in donations.

    I hope everyone that owns a gun don't buy into your mind boggleing
    lies and vote for their future$$$$$$$$$$$ and their families future.

    Obama-Biden 2008 are not against gun ownership by responsible
    citizens. Are you crazy to say that!!!!!???????

    September 22, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  16. Debby

    Obama supports tax on everything so I am not surprised. CNN why are you closing the tickers so fast and letting only Dems. respond you are suppose to be the NO BIAS NO BULL station. Its like you don't want any Republicans to respond or sound off. Why also is Larry King catering to just Dems. this week before the debate. Joy Beher she was on 2 weeks ago and then Bill Clinton. Where are the Republicans on his show. NO BIAS NO BULL again what a joke.

    September 22, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  17. mel from Ohio

    And now we begin with the super, absolute, flat out, undeniable, blatant lies. We've only had the absurd almost laughable ones up to this point . Get ready for some whoppers-the RNC has no shame!!!!
    They even KNOW that we know they're telling lies but yet they persist.

    September 22, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  18. Heidi

    And all Sen. Obama has to do is remind our voters of the VA Tech tragedy and the Columbine along with the other non sense killings.

    Heidi

    September 22, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  19. JUST MORE REPUBLICAN NAZI LIES

    Does anyone even think the republican party is even relevant or believable anymore?

    September 22, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  20. bernj

    NRA....give me a break. Obama believes in the constitution. All of it.

    September 22, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  21. JPM

    LIES, LIES and more LIES. Obama studied Constitutional Law and has respects and will uphold the constitution.

    September 22, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  22. KMAN

    NRA .. Not Really Adults

    Little boys with their destructive toys out spreading lies again.

    September 22, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  23. Helene

    He doesn't and I wish he would.

    September 22, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  24. mitchell

    EVERYONE KNOWS THIS WAS COMING,AND WE ALSO KNOW THAT OBAMA HAS SAID REPEATEDLY HE DOES NOT WANT TO BAN GUNS. BUT, WE DO NEED TO HAVE COMMON SENSE LAWS TO KEEP GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF KIDS AND GANGS. NRA ARE LIARS AND I CANCELLED MY MEMBERSHIP AFTER 20 YEARS AS A MEMBER!

    September 22, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  25. Landon

    Palin posing in her bikini with her hunting rifle must make the NRA proud. Personally, she looks sleezy.

    VOTE OBAMA!

    September 22, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
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