NRA Demands Phil Bredesen Stop Claiming an A Rating in Senate Race Commercial

Phil Bredesen NRA Rating D


It’s officially a thing. Democrats running for office this fall in red states are firing guns in their campaign commercials to give the deplorables back home a level of confidence that they won’t be coming for their firearms. That includes former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen who’s running for the US Senate against Marsha Blackburn and busts some clays in this video:

Bredesen wants Volunteer State voters to know he ain’t like them other gun-grabbin’ Democrats. But anyone who’s watched politics for more than five minutes knows that if Bredesen’s elected, he’ll dutifully fall in line behind Senate Dem Leader Chucky Schumer and vote the party line on any gun control measure that comes up for a vote.

In the commercial, Bredesen made sure to say that, “…as governor, I had an A rating from the NRA.” Notice his use of the past tense. While that may be true, good ol’ Phil neglects to mention that Fairfax now assigns him a D rating. And they’re not happy about the Clintonian language in the ad.

The NRA officially endorsed Blackburn this week. Don’t look for Bredesen to issue a clarification any time soon.


  1. avatar Oliver says:


  2. avatar Cz Rider says:

    Watch, he will insist that he was A-rated by the “good” NRA of years past and that they clearly went as extremist as his extremely extremist opponent.

    “FUDD harder or we’ll never get airborne!”

  3. avatar Timothy K. Toroian says:

    What a POS!! Almost all Democraps who claim they are not anti-gun are lying, they’ll fall in line once they are in Congress. Joe Manchin did. These dummies will fall into the party line even when it goes against their personal beliefs. That’s worse than announcing you’re a Socialist.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      It’s difficult to understand why. If your constituents wish you to leave guns alone, why do you insist on 1) running for office and 2) Supporting an agenda which is directly opposite the will of your constituents. And don’t claim you do not know the will of your people, you know it well enough to lie about your intentions!

      1. avatar J.T. says:

        If they don’t fall in line, the DNC will throw their support behind primary challengers until they get someone who will be obedient. They are more scared of the DNC than the the people they represent and just hope that voters will prioritize other issues over gun rights.

  4. avatar TheBruteSquad says:

    Anyone else getting sick of hearing, “nobody is coming for your guns, we just want reasonable restrictions (on top of the mountain of laws that already exist but gun grabbers aren’t even familiar with)”

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      “Of course they want your guns,all of them”,Mr. and Mrs. America Turn Them All In.” Ms. Feinswine

  5. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    A lying democrat, republican, Libertarian or other, is not new. Voters have to do their own research.

    1. avatar Rocketman says:

      Libertarians don’t lie. When I was active years ago in the Libertarian Party we were called “the party of principle” because no Libertarian had ever raised taxes and only once, one individual doing it just one time had a Libertarian voted for more government. Calvin Warburton, a Libertarian New Hampshire state representative, voted in favor of a new state government position only after he voted in favor of eliminating a nearly identical position within the government. Net increase of government was therefore zero.

      1. avatar Ing says:

        Many individual libertarians are highly principled. The national Libertarian party, on the other hand, had Democrat-lite Bill Weld on the last presidential ticket. They’re worse than useless now.

        1. avatar Chris T in KY says:

          When I start to see in depth writing in Libertarian publications and web sites, about how the Massachusetts AG is using the former gov William Welds law to expand gun control, I will then also start to see Libertarians being honest.

      2. avatar Chris T in KY says:

        Many people said don’t Trust Donald Trump. They say He lies about supporting gun rights. Well has he????
        Do you believe the Libertarians support gun rights????

        Prove to me that they do. Site proposed legislation they have written to take back our civil rights. The Hearing Protection Act and National Reciprocity were both written by those “white Christian conservatives who have sex in the missionary position with the lights turn out”.

        I know there are elected Libertarians is office. What have they been doing??????????????????

      3. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

        Rocketman, that was then, this is now. Last election Libertarians put up a pot smoker who couldn’t identify Aleppo and a washed up drunk from Massachusetts. Trump got my vote because it looked like he was the one who would tip over the table. He certainly seems to be trying but I gotta say, I’m still loading ammo in the garage as fast as I can.

  6. avatar Rocketman says:

    Blackburn needs to use that in her commercials. “If Bredesen won’t even admit to the people that he now has an NRA rating of “D” and not “A” as he claims, do you think that he’ll continue to lie to the people once he’s in office?”

  7. avatar Nanashi says:

    Does Chris Cox have a D for turning his back on self-defense and supporting the Hillary/Schumer/Bloomberg gun control agenda?

  8. avatar TommyJay says:

    It’s not in Bredesen’s interest to issue a clarification. It’s Blackburn’s job to cram his duplicity down his throat. Are you paying attention Marsha?

  9. avatar Danny Mann says:

    Looks like he took a page out of the JOE BIDEN playbook. *Check it out, he’s using a DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN!!!!HAHAHAA!!! Someone, PLEEEZ! Tell me that voters aren’t naive enough to not be able to see through all of this 🐂💩!!!

    1. avatar Scott says:

      It appears that the double barreled shotgun is the preferred firearm for red state democrats running for the Senate this year in order to establish themselves with American gun owners. One of Joe Manchin’s ads features a really fancy double barreled shotgun instead of his trusty deer rifle or his AR-15 of past cycles. I wonder who or what group is coordinating this big lie.

  10. avatar Ed Schrade says:

    Seems like Lurch ( Kerry ) tried the same thing. His A rating would stand for a part of ones anatomy.

  11. avatar barnbwt says:

    This is why you make reps EARN their A rating, and don’t give them out like candy on Halloween, just because a guy says something nice or tosses some cash. Real, substantive progress, diligent defense, and risk-taking on the gun rights issue are all that should be rewarded. But that’s harder than trading grades for words or cash.

  12. avatar Joe says:

    Apparently the man is a liar. Don’t vote for liars. Marsha has served Tennessee well. Stay with the truth teller.

  13. avatar Alan says:

    I didn’t use to have gray hair. I have it NOW. Re that, what is this guy’s NRA rating NOW, that he seems reticent to mention, and how come it changed for the worse, which might be a reasonable assumption?

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