Gun Owners Won't Accept McCain and Conservatives Should Not Either

Feb 06, 2008, 00:00 ET from Gun Owners of America

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is
 being issued by the Gun Owners of America:
     "John McCain has actively worked against the Second Amendment and
 self-defense during his time in Congress. He also has been a spokesman for
 gun grabbers during state initiative campaigns," said the three top
 officers of Gun Owners of America - Founder and Chairman Sen. H. L.
 Richardson (ret.), Vice-Chairman Tim Macy and Executive Director Larry
     "John McCain's so-called 'Straight Talk Express' will derail if he
 attempts to con gun owners into thinking that he is really their man. If he
 had wanted the support of gun owners, and conservatives in general, McCain
 should have thought about that before chalking up his long string of
 unacceptable votes and initiatives.
     "Gun Owners of America urge the conservatives gathering this week in
 Washington, D.C. for the CPAC 2008 to remember that John McCain is no
 conservative. He worked with Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) for amnesty for
 illegal aliens. He worked with Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) for protecting
 incumbents by gagging political speech. He voted against President Bush's
 tax cuts, although now Senator 'Straight Talk' says that he is for making
 them permanent. He supported Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) when his presidential
 bid was beached by the Swift Boat Veterans. He even explored running with
 Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.
     "He appeared in radio and TV ads in Colorado and Oregon on the behalf
 of an anti-gun group, in an attempt to cripple gun shows and register gun
     "Conservatives should not support John McCain for president. It is for
 sure that gun owners will remember who has burned them and undermined the
 Second Amendment," concluded the GOA officers.

SOURCE Gun Owners of America