National Rifle Association

The lobbying wing of the National Rifle Association has sent a mailer to some residents in Kentucky that says Senator Mitch McConnell will stop the “gun control agenda” of President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  

It hit mailboxes shortly after it was revealed that McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, sits on the board of a charity run by Bloomberg.

The mail piece came from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, and by law cannot be authorized by a candidate or candidate’s committee. Featuring on the front photos of Bloomberg and President Obama, with a dark, grainy picture of New York City in the background, the mailer says “Restricting Your Second Amendment Rights is Obama’s Unfinished Business.”

The back features a picture of McConnell, with assurances that the incumbent Republican opposes “any bans on guns and ammunition”, “a federal gun registration database”, and what it describes as the President’s “anti-gun nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.”

The NRA’s criticism of Bloomberg’s gun control views comes as McConnell was recently forced to answer questions about his wife’s role on the board of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The Tennessee Firearms Association is again looking for a fight. The organization is unhappy with Republicans who passed a more restrictive guns-in-trunks bill than the TFA would have liked.

Tennessee House GOP Rejects Gun Proposal

Apr 24, 2012
wikipedia.org

A member of the Tennessee House Republican caucus says his colleagues have rejected a floor vote on a contentious proposal to guarantee workers the right to store firearms in vehicles parked on company lots regardless of employers' wishes.  The lawmaker spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Monday because members agreed to keep the caucus’ internal deliberations secret.  According to the legislator, the secret ballot was overwhelmingly against a vote on the gun bill.  The bill is backed by the National Rifle Association but opposed by business groups on property rights