[For a more complete analysis of the NRA’s endorsement of presidential candidate John McCain, read the original post- Strange Bedfellows: NRA Endorses Its Enemy, directly below this post.]
Here’s McCain speaking about the NRA. This is the guy that the NRA endorsed?
Here’s a commercial McCain did for “Americans For Gun Safety”(AGS) seeking to close a non-existent “gun show loophole” using bogus statistics. AGS was founded by Andrew McKelvey, a former member of the board of directors of Handgun Control Inc. and the primary founder of the Million Mom March (against gun rights). AGS received funding from anti-gun nuts George Soros and Teresa Heinz Kerry via the Tides Center.
Here’s a fact check for the senator: A 1997 study by the National Institute of Justice said only 2% of criminal guns came from gun shows. Hardly an epidemic. Of these few crime guns procured at gun shows, many were purchased by “straw buyers” who could pass a criminal background check (a practice that is already illegal), so additional background checks would do no good. All gun sales at gun shows are governed by the SAME legal requirements as they are anywhere else. There is no “loophole” specific to gun shows.
Gun owners should disregard the NRA sellout and support Bob Barr, who serves on the NRA’s board of directors and has an excellent Second Amendment record. (Bob’s NRA rating: A+, McCain’s NRA rating: C+, McCain’s Gun Owners of America rating: F-)