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