The NRA are making it clear that they will not be backing Harry Reid because of his confirmation votes for Sotomayor and Kagan.
Her evasive testimony exacerbated grave concerns we had about her long-standing hostility towards the Second Amendment. As a result, the NRA strongly opposed her confirmation and made it clear at the time that we would be scoring this important vote.Reid quickly issued a statement.
The vote on Elena Kagan's confirmation to the Court, along with the previous year's confirmation vote on Sonia Sotomayor, are critical for the future of the Second Amendment. After careful consideration, the NRA-PVF announced today that it will not be endorsing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for re-election in the 2010 U.S. Senate race in Nevada.
"The NRA's relationship with Sen. Reid has been long-standing and productive and - unlike for Sharron Angle - they've put their money where their mouth is this cycle. Along with their financial support, the declaration of NRA head Wayne LaPierre that Sen. Reid is 'a true champion of the Second Amendment' and that 'no one has been a stronger advocate for responsible gun ownership than him' shows beyond a doubt that the NRA believes Sen. Reid to be a strong advocate for Nevadans' Second Amendment rights in the US Senate."The NRA have also made it clear that they will not be endorsing Sharron Angle.
Maybe Angle is simply too extreme even for the NRA.
Because they can't say she doesn't believe in Second Amendment rights. Indeed, her problem is that she is threatening to employ "Second Amendment remedies" if she isn't elected.
She's a crazy person, engaging in crazy talk. And it would appear that her Second Amendment position is too extreme even for the NRA.
It now transpires that 66% of the people who voted for Angle now regret their decision.