(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.”
Bush was ahead of Kerry 50-41 in CBS poll on September 21-22, 2004.
I'm Fired Up.
Did they not watch his televised statement after this spring's Supreme Court ruling, or watch his televised acceptance speech at the Democratic convention, or read his website? Can they not read, or can they not be bothered, or do they just not care?
The lies from McCain/Palin are more nauseating every day.
More misinformation from a bunch of lunatics, fed no doubt, by the Republican smear machine. Obviously, time is running out and they have nothing to show for it.
Just say NO to Bush 44 and Caribou Barbie.
I can't believe ANYONE would vote for McCain/Palin. Obama is up 52% to 48%. Obama should be up 100% to 0%. How anyone could vote for McCain/Palin makes me wonder. What are they teaching in school these days?
Sounds like another republican scam
the economy stupid????????????????????
CNN, why don't you allow comments on your stories? What are you afraid of? I saw the story on "McCain wants stronger oversight in bailout". Why didn't you have this story up when Obama asked for that yesterday or his others proposals for approving the bailout? Everyone already knows you are bias toward McCain.
More lies on the behalf of the Republicans. Where do they get this stuff? It's totally fictitious of course, but the GOP is so desperate they're going to resort to any sort of tactic to try to catch up.
The NRA endorsed McCain, of course they would work the spin overtime as far as Obama goes. At least I listen to the candidate and know he wasn't talking about hunting rifles.
How dumb do these people think we are???
It should be illegal to lie like this when it comes to politics. Everyone knows this is a lie, and I've heard straight from Obama's mouth that he's not interested in changing the laws as they relate to rifles and shotguns. This is a truly absurd ad, and McCain needs to denounce it immediately.
NRA liars as usual. No wonder they support McSame, another LIAR.
NRA = idiots.
If anyone out there viewed Senator Obama's Democratic Acceptance Speech you will know the truth! He said in effect, there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to have some regulation without those that own guns loosing their rights... He wants to meet in the middle....
In life you don't always get what you want but you always get what you need... This is the right kind of man to be our President not someone that views life from only one perspective....
Screw it. I'm giving another $100 to obama. I am so sick of the Republican party. They've really screwed us over. Thank God I NEVER voted for Bush.
Somebody needs to stop telling these lies. Obama believes in the right for mentally balanced, law-abiding citizens to have firearms.
YES nra wants its business thats why and they are crying now
These are all lies. Yes, He does want to ban guns from criminals but, not banning them for law biding citizens.
"If you go to hell for telling lies " they should know either they are there or there is no truth to that statement .
Never has there been in the history of this world BIGGER CROOKS AND LIARS than McBush ,Phailling, Bush ,Cheney, Gramm, Rove ,Newt, and their list goes on.
I have NEVER heard Obama mention this and for the liars they have another lie going out before the last one is cold .
Hey McCain! i can see a Taco Bell from my kitchen window, can I be your Foreign Policy Advisor?
obama is on record over and over as being a strong supporter of the 2nd amendment. i was a member of nra for 20 years,but, they called me asking for $ for this ad. i told them to cancel my membership and dont call me ever again, because it was lies.
We do need more strict control on gun. Even though I acknowledge the need of gun in the bear country, we have so many tragedy due to gun. I am sure both parties can agree that we need to reduce the crimes. I want to know the position of each candidate how they plan to reduce crimes. If the conclusion is banning the gun is the only way, I think we do have to give up the rights to protect the human rights of other people. But I have not seen any in-depth discussion. These discussions are always around the symbolic matter, like gun ownership, or abortion, it seldom addresses the core issues, like crimes, rapes, etc.
More proof of how looney most of the Obama supporters are: That one of you commentors here actually believes that's Palin in the bikini when everyone else in the world has proven that that picture was photoshopped.
And to all of you who say that McCain/Palin/Republicans are lying, they'd have to lie 24 hours a day for the next million years to get up to speed with you. You can't spell liberal without LIE!
Vote Obama/Biden...and say goodbye to America!
McCain is looking more and more confused.
If, indeed, these gun owners are so stupid, they should have their guns taken away since they don't have the brains to figure out that this same ploy is practiced every four years. If you don't have the brains to rationalize then you don't have the brains to own or shoot a weapon.
Hunt Republicans from helicopters not wolves...
More wolves, polar bears, whales, fewer ignorant Republicans.