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Monday, May 5, 2008

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Hillary Clinton has unleashed another series of attack mailers on Barrack Obama. One deals with Obama's record on gun rights. That's the ultimate example of the pot calling the kettle black. As the NRA's America's First Freedom magazine pointed out in February, Mrs. Clinton has spent most of her career as a proponent of stricter gun control. The Politico's Ben Smith reinforced that point this weekend. Smith also noted how the firearm on the mailer doesn't exist. In a gaffe typical of someone (or in the case of the campaign staff - people) with no clue about firearms or gun rights, they used a photo of a European made high dollar rifle, but then flipped the picture or used a mirror image of the firearm which made it appear to be a left handed model. The rifle pictured even has a double-set trigger, something popular in Europe but almost unheard of in the United States according to Val Forgett III, president of Navy Arms in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Problem is, with this particular model, The Mauser 66, it was never manufactured as a left hand model. Talk about elitist - Obama may think gun owners cling to guns because they are bitter but Clinton uses a photo of a $2000 European rifle, then uses a reverse view of the photo in the mailer and has no clue a mistake has been made.

Hat tip to the Politico.

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