Who will the NRA endorse?

There is conflicting information about what the NRA is going to do in this Presidential election. NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre will hold a press conference today and some speculate he’ll make an endorsement. Our own Jason Pye (who works for Barr) wrote this on the former Georgia Congressman’s website:

Given the fact that Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox have exposed John McCain as an anti-gun sympathizer, we here at Bob Barr 2008 fully expect that the NRA will announce their support for Bob Barr tomorrow and run ads against both Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.

However, another Georgian (currently exiled in DC) Robert Stacey McCain reports anger in the Barr camp at a possible NRA endorsement of McCain:

Sources with the campaign of Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr are livid at reports that National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre will endorse Republican John McCain today.

UPDATE: The NRA endorsed McCain.


  1. kcordell says:

    The NRA has officially endorsed the McCain/Palin ticket. If the truth be known, this was an endorsment of Palin more than McCain.

  2. republicannomore says:

    Buzz you should read Richard Feldman’s book Ricochet to see what a sleeze Wayne and friends are.

    They hold the same principles as the “conservative republicans” who lost the majority then voted for wall streets golden parachute.

  3. Three Jack says:

    did barr attend a nra gun handling refresher course after he shot someone’s pistol indoors during a 2004 fundraiser?

  4. Decaturguy says:

    The endorsement comes despite differences between the gun-rights lobby and McCain on campaign finance restrictions and gun show rules. But LaPierre says the two agree on many more issues important to the group.

    What other issues does the NRA have, other than guns?

  5. Game Fan says:

    The GOA has gained a lot of credibility in recent months. Of course there’s hundreds of pro-gun orgs. Not saying the NRA drank the Cool-Aid, but… If more “Organizations” simply endorsed who they liked the most instead of qualifying everything with “who can actually win” then you wouldn’t have so much “status quo”.

  6. Tinkerhell says:

    But, the NRA still has the most members, the most lobbyists and… the most money.
    For now.

    FAAAARRR too many people that support the NRA are just like the average voter – no clue about what the person/group they are supporting is actually doing.

    The NRA does some good stuff – Eddie Eagle comes to mind. But that doesn’t come close to making up for the crap they agree to in regards to gun legislation. After all the years they’ve been around & the clout they have the NRA should have already made it nationally legal to buy & carry for any non-felon, non-crazy and done away with the ’34 NFA. Instead they are too busy trying to look like they are defending the 2nd while doing their best to keep enough issues alive so that they stay in the money.

  7. jsm says:

    “And Debbie, I don’t care what you think a vote for Barr is ‘like’, a vote for McCain is ‘like’ a vote for a piece of anti-gun crap.”

    I disagree. A vote for McCain is not “like” a vote for Obama.

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