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. Ct dem

    This is McFlipflop in disguise. There is noway he and the rat with lipstick wiill win

    September 22, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  2. David

    Obama flip flops on everything else, why should we believe him on the 2nd Admendment rights???????????????????

    September 22, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  3. REAL Change

    PLEASE FACT CHECK!.................and Palin had a nerve to say Obama is a LIER. Palin and McCain needs medication just to be able to TELL the truth...
    WE WILL LIE OUR WAY INTO THE WHITE HOUSE....THAT"S THE ONLY WAY WE CAN STEAL VOTES AND WIN....

    Question: Since Palin is suppose to meet with several leaders this week, does that mean next week they will INCREASE her Foreign Policy experience? Just wanted to know before I hear her or McCain tell this LIE while giving one of their note card speeches.
    I McCain WILL approve this LIE tooooooooooooo.

    September 22, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  4. KATHLEEN

    A lie a day from the Republicans just to stay off the subject. Like the
    economy!!!!! The Republicans find ONE NRA, EVANGELICAL, CATHOLIC and publicize one -head of-'s ignorant opinion!!!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  5. Ork

    So basically the stratergy is to lie your way to helping the Regpugs into power – then what? Another 4 years of the same reckleness and gloom! Better be careful what you wish for, NRA or no NRA!

    September 22, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. Jake

    Another day, another lie.

    OBAMA!

    September 22, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  7. Dave

    More of the same with John McKane!

    Lie, Lie, Lie... Deny, Deny, Deny! These people are getting more amusing by the minute!

    Hopefully the majority of Americans will not buy into this crap!

    OBAMA/BIDEN!

    September 22, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  8. hurriCAIN PALIN

    NOBAMA

    September 22, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  9. KARA

    Oh go shoot a moose!

    September 22, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  10. matt

    even if a president made his soul purpose banning guns or abortion there is no way it could happen. even if they made it their only priority. it could never ever happen. its the biggest non issue next to abortion. and people need to worry about a veteran who cares nothing about veterans benifits.

    September 22, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  11. Justin, ny

    so, in short – republicans lie to get your vote, and democrats give you specific policies in the hopes that you'll agree with them to get your vote.

    who has more honor?

    obama/biden '08

    September 22, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  12. Shari, NY

    I don't want to hear anything about guns, especially now.

    September 22, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  13. Informed Voter

    DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION DISTRACTION!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  14. California Gold

    The Republicans are grasping at straws. How low and pathetic can they get. The taxpayers will fund the top tier debtors in this country and all I hear from McCain's camp is garbage and meaningless crap out of the blue.

    September 22, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  15. Sean

    How can you tax something you banned? Oh, it's all lies...

    September 22, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  16. Rob

    Well of course he wants to ban guns. He wants to make sure that everyone cannot legally purchase firearms. Never mind that he won't do a thing about all the gangs who can still obtain them ILLEGALLY (that's a fine example of community activism there Barry)!

    Besides, if more decent Americans had guns it'd be more difficult when Barry's close friend Bill Ayers goes back to bombing things.

    And no, it's Obama who'll do anything for a vote. Get him to stand up and speak (without his teleprompter) about just one plan he has. That'll be an hour of dead air (not including the multitude of umms and ahhs he'll say).

    September 22, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  17. Amos, Tenn.

    Let that suede top just try and take my gun. He'll learn just how hard I can "cling" to my gun and my religion.

    September 22, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  18. Mr Republican

    I'm taking my chances witha 3rd party candidate. McCain and Obama have too many lobbyists around to benefit me. Nader or Baldwin for me

    September 22, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  19. Shari, NY

    The NRA loves it when mentally disturbed college students go on a rampage.

    September 22, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  20. Reid

    Just when you think McCain/Palin can't possibly attack on anything else, theypull something out of the hat no matter how ridiculas they look. Afterall, McCain DID invent the Blackberry. I'm still laughing about that one.

    September 22, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  21. Clinton Supporter

    I wish Obama DID want to ban guns!

    The NRA knows very well that Obama has said just the opposite.

    I'm already tired of the lies from Republicans. Check out Sarah Palin – she's full of them, along with McCain.

    What a disgusting woman – charging women in her little town for rape kits! How ANTI-Woman can you get?

    September 22, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  22. Arkansas Undertaker

    Nice try NRA but I think everyone knows better!

    September 22, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  23. KATHLEEN

    The lies coming from the McCain Palin camp are toooooooooo
    numberous to mention!!!!!!!

    September 22, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  24. Scott in Atlanta

    Like Chris Rock Says, just make each bullet cost $5000 dollars. That way there would be no innocent bystanders. If someone gets shot, you know they deserved it.

    September 22, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  25. karen

    no one is going to take your guns away–vote obama/biden if you want this country to survive

    September 22, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
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