The Campaign and the Gun Control Issue
On guns, McCain misses the mark
By Roger Simon
Chief Political Columnist
October 29, 2008
Guns are a potent force in American politics ... But has McCain really exploited this? ... considering that the McCain/Palin ticket is now battling for its life in small town and rural America, you would think the McCain campaign would be out there talking about guns every day.
From the Washington Times.
Gun owners fret Obama White House
Voting bloc has 'deep-seated' concerns
By Jennifer Harper
The Washington Times
October 30, 2008
Quoting Richard Pearson
Illinois State Rifle Association
"If the economy is down, and gun sales are up, it shows you just how deep-seated the concern is out there about the situation. Most gun owners at least until recently have been misled by Senator Obama. Though he claims to be an advocate for the Second Amendment, his voting record in the Illinois Senate says otherwise. He voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting rifle, shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens ... His campaign has done a good job burying his take on firearms."