“The nation’s largest gun rights organization declined Wednesday to send official representatives to a nationally televised town hall with President Barack Obama on gun violence — just days after the president reignited a discussion over this controversial topic,” cnn.com reports. “‘The National Rifle Association sees no reason to participate in a public relations spectacle orchestrated by the White House,’ NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told CNN, which is moderating the live town hall Thursday evening in Virginia. The NRA strengthened its comment after initially saying the White House had ‘organized’ the event.” Ohhh. So . . .
CNN organized the event – and that’s totally different. According to CNN . . .
A CNN spokesperson said that it was the network, not the White House, that proposed the idea of a town hall on guns, and noted the audience would be evenly divided between organizations that support the Second Amendment including NRA members as well as groups that back gun regulation.
Which pro-gun rights organizations might that be? Stay tuned! TTAG will be live-blogging the Town Hall tomorrow for S&Gs. Meanwhile, right answer for the NRA?