October 9th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
14 years ago

NRA endorses McCain-Palin ticket

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/07/art.macpalwave1007.gi.jpg caption="A powerful gun rights groups has announced it will endorse Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin."]
(CNN) – The National Rifle Association said Thursday it plans to endorse Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, citing Sen. Barack Obama's "anti-gun record."

"We will encourage gun owners, hunters and anyone who values freedom to vote McCain-Palin on November 4," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's Executive Vice President, said in the statement.

Obama has been on poor terms with gun rights advocates, especially since his controversial remarks about rural residents of Pennsylvania were disclosed before the Pennsylvania Democratic primary. Obama lost to Sen. Hillary Clinton in that race despite investing substantial time campaigning in the battleground state.

The U.S. Supreme Court held for the first time in June of this year that the Second Amendment of the Constitution protects an individual right to own and carry a gun.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain • NRA • Sarah Palin
soundoff (278 Responses)
  1. Ted van Tol

    Y|To Vegas Barbie!

    I will dance on the street in the Netherlands on 5 nov.
    What a day of joy it wil be not only for the Americans
    but for the whole world. He realy gives me hope for
    a better world.
    My expectations of Barack Obama are very high and I
    know he will not disapoint us all.

    With love from The Netherlands

    October 9, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  2. elvera

    I am so sick of this mentally-challenged McCain/Palin ticket that I cannot take it anymore. When they will finally shut up? They will grab support from anybody including their ‘fellow prisoners’. What a disguising and desperate pair of losers!

    October 9, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
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