NRA Lobbyist: Despite New Rhetoric, Clinton’s “Name is Synonymous With Gun Control, Like Rosie O’Donnell”

Apr 13, 2008 9:23am

Given the new "Second Amendment" rhetoric of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, (see the New York Times’ Julie Bosman’s "Clinton Portrays Herself as a Pro-Gun Churchgoer" ) I thought it might behoove hunters to hear what the NRA thinks about all Clinton trying to "out-gun" Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois.

"I’m not surprised by this," says Chris Cox, the chief lobbyist of the NRA. "They know that its bad politics to be on the wrong side of the gun issue. The political graveyard is full of gun control supporters and they are trying to avoid the same fate."

Will Clinton be able to sell this new self to gun rights enthusiasts and hunters?

"Her name is synonymous with gun control, like Rosie O’Donnell," says Cox, so she will have "a very, very tough time."

- jpt

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