National Rifle Association Endorses McCain

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Washington (AP) The National Rifle Association is endorsing John McCain for president despite its differences with the Arizona senator on gun-show rules and campaign finance restrictions.

NRA executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre says the group and McCain agree on many issues important to the gun lobby. LaPierre says McCain has “cast more than 60 votes in the senate in support of the Second Amendment.”

The NRA's political victory fund has spent more than 2.3 million dollars opposing Barack Obama. The chairman of the Political Action Committee says its spending in the presidential race will grow to “eight figures” by Election Day. Chris Cox says besides the ads, there will be an effort to encourage battleground-state gun owners to vote.

The NRA doesn't always endorse presidential candidates. It has backed President Bush but declined to endorse Bob Dole in the 1996 race or the first President Bush in 1992.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 30682364 - nbc11news.com/a?a=30682364
Gray Television, Inc.