NRA Endorses McCain, Despite Differences

Gun lobby has already spent millions attacking Obama
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 9, 2008 9:51 AM CDT
A woman points a handgun with a laser sight on a wall display of other guns during the National Rifle Association convention Friday, April 13, 2007, in St. Louis.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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(Newser) – The NRA is endorsing John McCain for president, the group announced today, overlooking differences between the gun-rights lobby and McCain on campaign finance restrictions and gun show rules.The vice president of the NRA, whose political action committee has already spent more than $2.3 million opposing Barack Obama, said the gun-rights lobby agrees with McCain on many more issues important to the group.