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NRA

NRA Hits Obama in Maine

The National Rifle Association has mailed a flier to Maine gun owners hitting Obama on the 2nd amendment. (Front, Back)


The Sun Journal does a good job of investigating the group's claims. None of them are very strong and one is particularly poorly sourced:

The third example used by the NRA is that Obama supported "increasing gun and ammo taxes by a massive 500 percent," a claim based on a blogger's account of a weekly newspaper's account of an anti-gun rally in 1999 at which Obama spoke.

But Obama has never raised the possibility of taxing guns or ammunition in any of his campaigns for the Illinois Legislature, U.S. Senate or the presidency.