Third Party Watch is reporting via American SpectatorÂ that the NRA may endorse John McCain today. This is surprising toÂ manyÂ who followÂ gun issuesÂ closely because McCainÂ is notoriously weak on the Second Amendment. It had previously been assumed thatÂ the NRAÂ would sit this Presidential election out.
This would be a real slap in the face of Libertarian nominee Bob Barr and Constitution Party nominee Chuck Baldwin. Both are muchÂ stauncher defenders of the Second Amendment than is McCain. A McCain endorsement would be anÂ especiallyÂ cruelÂ betrayal of Barr who has been on the NRA Board of Directors.
This is anotherÂ example ofÂ why supportersÂ of gun rights should instead support Gun Owners of America, the “no compromise” gun lobby. Here is GOA’s takeÂ on McCain’s sorry Second Amendment record.Â Â