NRA Aims False Claims at Barack Obama


Obama wants to ban handguns, hunting ammo, and the use of guns for home defense?! Not true! But that's what the NRA claims, and it's spending $15 million to get the message out through TV ads and mailers.

One deceptive NRA flier looks like it comes directly from the Obama campaign. Factcheck.org called out the NRA for its false assertions that Obama wants to take away gun rights. Factcheck asserts:

Much of what the NRA passes off as Obama's "10 Point Plan to 'Change' the Second Amendment" is actually contrary to what he has said throughout his campaign: that he "respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms" and "will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns." The NRA, however, simply dismisses Obama's stated position as "rhetoric" and substitutes its own interpretation of his record as a secret "plan."

Obama has consistently said that he believes the Second Amendment creates an individual right. Obama does support national legislation against carrying concealed firearms, and he would reinstate the ban on semi-automatic assault weapons.

While it's reassuring to know that someone is looking into the truth behind campaign mailers, it's probably impossible to reach the majority of voters who received a deceptive mailer like this one.

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