The National Rifle Association citing a Hillary Rodham Clinton critique to bolster its criticism of Barack Obama’s positions on gun issues, reports the Associated Press. In a national newspaper ad the NRA quotes a Clinton statement accusing Obama of changing his statements on gun issues to try to fit the audience he was addressing. “Hillary was right: You can’t trust Obama with your guns,” says the ad. The NRA’s political arm has spent at least $2.3 million on anti-Obama efforts.
Obama has said people have the right to lawfully bear arms and “there’s nothing inconsistent with also saying we can institute some commonsense gun laws so that we don’t have kids being shot on the streets of cities like Chicago.” The NRA endorsed Sen. John McCain for president today.