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GUNS Rights Watch: HOPE AND CHANGE

January 1, 2009
David Codrea
March 2009

“The election of Barack Obama as President and Joe Biden as Vice President was a decisive victory for common sense gun laws,” the Brady Campaign crowed in its election follow-up report.

“The election also represents a critical loss for the National Rifle Association,” the report continued, gloating “The gun lobby pledged to spend $40 million this election cycle, with the largest portion to defeat Obama. They failed.”

John McCain’s defeat was hardly NRA’s fault. They did what they could to warn us “Obama would be the most anti-gun president in American history.” But McCain’s past support for political speech suppression, aka “campaign finance reform,” and his continued endorsement of ending private sales, aka “closing the gun show loophole,” made him a tough sell – particularly to ornery gun owners fed up with sell-outs, and tired of holding their noses and voting “lesser of two evils.”

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