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NRA Might Endorse Harry Reid

July 1st, 2010 at 2:58 pm | 3 Comments |

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RedState.com has been tipped off that the NRA may decide to endorse Harry Reid over Republican challenger Sharron Angle:

Multiple sources tell me the National Rifle Association is planning to endorse liberal Harry Reid against pro-gun champion Sharron Angle.

Two weeks ago, sales I told you about the carveout the NRA received in exchange for their support for the DISCLOSE ACT deal.

Then this week, buy cialis RedState broke the story of the “gag order” the NRA issued to members of its Board on the Kagan nomination.

Now, ailment I’m getting credible reports that the NRA is leaning toward endorsing Harry Reid, even though the NRA is finally saying it will score a vote on Kagan — something that was not a sure thing.

Why would they do this? Why would they go out of their way to protect a Senator who has demonstrated a repeated hostility to the Second Amendment in his votes and his leadership?

Well, I thought perhaps the NRA carveout in the DISCLOSE Act might be the answer. But, there is more. It turns out, Reid secured a $61 million earmark for a gun range in Clark County, Nevada.

NRA members were recently treated to a three-page spread in the American Rifleman about a visit to Nevada by Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox to “thank” Reid for the earmark. The article even includes a cliché picture of Reid cutting a ribbon with a gigantic pair of scissors. (Every good porker has his own giant pair of gold earmark scissors.) More here.

Here is a video of the event from Reid’s youtube site.

At 3:25, you can hear LaPierre touting Reid’s record on guns saying, “I also want to thank you, Senator, for your support every day for the Second Amendment and for the rights of American gun owners. “

The American Rifleman article also commends Reid’s Second Amendment record noting, “His dedication to this project is just one of the ways Sen. Reid has demonstrated his support for gun owners and the Second Amendment.”

Well, that’s all very nice. What politician representing a pro-gun red state wouldn’t want Wayne LaPierre to come out for a personal photo op at their earmark ribbon cutting.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • florishes

    Well, that sort of makes sense…the NRA must be concerned about the Sharron Angle endorsement for 2nd amendment remedies -

  • david5000

    It’s usual politics, you take some , you give some, Harry read still a powerful senator and the NRA probably owes him big time.

    I am sure after the NRA did a poll realizing that Sharon is not going anywhere, they decided to go with the winner.

  • westony

    If my state had the most powerful Senator in the nation. I would NOT vote him out for someone who doesn’t even know where the “bathroom} is on Capitol Hill.
    I watched Sharon “run” across a parking lot to avoid questions from a local reporter.