"The lines are being more clearly drawn on the gun issue," says Dennis Hennigan of the Brady Center, a gun-reform lobby group. "One day after Senator Obama made it clear that he thinks assault weapons should be banned in a remarkable portion of his speech, here Senator McCain selects someone who is not only proud to be endorsed by [the NRA], an opponent of that ban, but apparently is pretty enthusiastic about the guns themselves."I say let's put guns right up there where they belong, right in people's faces before the campaign. Guns are the canaries in the coal mine, a bellwether on how people really feel about freedom and individual responsibility. You can tell me all you want about how you cherish the principles this country was founded on, how much of a rugged individualist you are. but if you support gun control in any form, you are a liar.
Let's check the record...b-HO has an F-rating from the NRA, has supported every gun control initiative he's ever even bumped into, wants to ban concealed carry nationally and wants to confiscate our AR-15s, the most popular rifle in the world. He said so in Denver...weren't you listening? Greasy Joe Biden, a senator known for his racist gaffes, largely undistinguished record and big mouth, is now proudly crowing that he is the "original architect" of the '94 Assault Weapons Ban and he can't wait to architect-up another one. Like b-HO, Greasy Joe has an F-rating from the NRA and has never once seen a gun control measure he didn't love love love.
A new AWB will be a priority item for an Obama/Biden White House...and you better believe the new AWB will have teeth. Door-to-door confiscations? IMHO, not out of the question...who in Congress is going to stop it? The Blue Dog Dems bent their knees in Denver, kissed the ring and drank the Kool-Aide; the Republicans are running scared.
The year of our greatest triumph, D.C. v. Heller, can also be the year of our greatest defeat, Obama/Biden.
You know I've had my problems with McCain, but he has reached out a hand to us both at the NRA Annual Meeting and with the amazing selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate...while b-HO wants to ban AR-15s; Palin shoots AR-15s, and apparently pretty well.
Every shooter, every hunter, every gun owner, every competitor needs to understand that it is time to, in the words of Bruce Willis, "cowboy the 'f...' up." To mutilate a phrase from Mr. Sean Puffy Combs four years ago, it's vote or see our culture die.
BTW, I will be in California week after next recording Public Service Announcement for OUTDOOR CHANNEL to get out the votes...