Have the Gun Owners of America Jumped the Gun?

It’s hard to believe, but the Gun Owners of America (GOA) have staked out a position further to the right than the National Rifle Association (NRA). Whereas the NRA will endorse (if not financially support) Democratic politicians whose election will further the NRA’s goals, the GOA is all republican (a.k.a. conservative) all the time. And how. “Gun Owners of America has two major goals in 2012,” their press release announces. “First — make Barack Obama a one-term President. Second — make Harry Reid the minority leader in the Senate.” B-b-b-ut what if Obama’s challenger has a strident anti-gun rights agenda? Someone like . . .

Hillary “I Married the Assault Weapons Ban Guy” Clinton? In fact, isn’t it too soon to jump into any political contests? Apparently not. Two years away from the election, the GOA has endorsed republican Steve Daines for Montana Senate. “This is one time where the term “piling on” is a good thing,” claims GOA Vice-Chair Tim Macy. We shall see. Meanwhile, can Mr. Macy explain why he chose this video clip to accompany his org’s endorsement?

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