VA Governor Candidate Calls NRA ‘Nut-Job Extremist’ Group

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As a Democrat representing ­rural Virginia in Congress, Tom Perriello called the National Rifle Association the “epitome of ­people-powered politics” and won its endorsement. Now running for governor, Perriello blasted the gun rights lobby as a “nut-job extremist organization.” Perriello has cast himself as a progressive fighter since he made an unexpected leap into the governor’s race last week, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!