The National Rifle Association (NRA) has been saying for the past two years that President Obama would ban guns if given a second term. Mr. Obama had been careful to pretend otherwise until last week’s debate, when he let slip his intention to ban certain types of firearms. That has sparked a renewed political war on both sides of the issue.
Mr. Obama’s revelation has energized the pro-gun forces. “The president peeked out from behind the curtain and said, ‘Guess what, the NRA has been right all along. I am anti-Second Amendment and you can take my protestations to the contrary and shove ‘em,’” NRA President David A. Keene told The Washington Times. “Those gun owners watching saw the threat to their rights firsthand. And we will do our level best at the NRA to see that those not watching will get the message before they vote.” Click here to read the rest of NRA vs. Bloomberg.