Huckabee Jokes About Gun Pointed at Obama

At NRA, ex-hopeful jests about Obama ducking loaded firearm
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2008 6:57 PM CDT
Mike Huckabee speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, file)
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(Newser) – At an NRA convention today, Mike Huckabee quipped that an offstage sound was Barack Obama leaping from a loaded gun. “That was Barack Obama,” the former Arkansas governor said. “He just tripped off a chair. He's getting ready to speak and somebody aimed a gun at him and he—he dove for the floor." The Obama camp has not yet returned fire over the remark, the AP reports.