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MisLeading Phone Calls to NRA Members in Battleground States Falsely Claim Senator McCain's Pro-Gun Voting Record as Obama's

Friday, October 31, 2008

Fairfax, VA--The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today sent the following email alert to members following reports of deceptive phone calls in support of Barack Obama. The callers falsely claim to be from NRA and attribute Senator John McCain's pro-gun voting record to that of Obama.

 

Dear NRA Member,

 

It has come to our attention that with Halloween upon us, the Barack Obama campaign and its allies are up to dirty political tricks.

 

NRA members in key presidential battleground states have informed us they have received deliberately misleading phone calls from someone professing to represent the NRA, asking voters to support Barack Obama.  This is an absolute and intentional lie.

 

NRA has long been on record as opposing Barack Obama, as Barack Obama has long been on record as opposing the rights of law-abiding gun owners.  For example, Barack Obama:

 

 -Voted to allow the prosecution of citizens who use a firearm for self-defense in the home (Illinois Senate, S.B. 2165. 3/25/04);

 

- Voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to put America’s firearms industry out of business (S.397, vote 219, 7/29/05);

 

- Voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting (United States Senate, S. 397, vote 217, 7/29/05);

 

-  Supported a 500% increase in federal taxes on guns and ammunition (Chicago Defender, 12/13/99);

 

- Voted to ban hundreds of rifles and shotguns commonly used for hunting, including single-shot, over-under and side-by-side shotguns (Illinois Senate SB 1195, 3/13/03); and,

 

- Proposed restrictions that would close 90% or more of all gun stores in the U.S. (Chicago Defender, 12/13/99).

 

For more information on the TRUTH about Barack Obama's hostility toward the Second Amendment, please visit www.gunbanobama.com.

 

If you receive a call to this effect, please know that it is a deliberate attempt by Barack Obama supporters to mislead gun owners.  Our opponents know that you can make the difference in this election, and they’ll stop at nothing to try and deceive you! 

 

Thank you for your support, and remember to "Vote Freedom First"! on November 4th.

 

Sincerely,

Chris W. Cox
Executive Director, NRA-ILA

 

--NRA-ILA--

 

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