Can You Be Pro-Obama AND Pro-Gun?

Posted by | November 3, 2008 19:13 | Filed under: Top Stories

In spite of the fact that Barack Obama has pledged to protect gun rights, a gun company executive is losing his job for supporting the Democratic candidate:

The board of directors for a small Montana gun manufacturer asked the company’s president to resign after word that he supports Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama led to calls on pro-gun Web sites to boycott the company’s products.

The board of directors forced Dan Cooper, who co-founded Cooper Firearms of Montana, Inc, to leave the company he created “after it appeared the uproar over his support for Obama could affect employees and shareholders.”

“Although we all believe everyone has a right to vote and donate as they see fit, it has become apparent that the fallout may affect more than just Mr. Cooper,” the company said.


“We firmly believe Dan stands by the (Second) Amendment,” it said.

Of course, Barack Obama also stands by the Second Amendment. This “uproar” is a predictable result of dishonest NRA claims suggesting that he wants to “take away your guns.”

Though the NRA doesn’t like to admit it, being a Democrat does not equate to being anti-gun. Just ask Obama’s gun-owning running mate Joe Biden. Or ask Democratic Party leaders like pro-gun Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid or pro-gun DNC Chairman Howard Dean.

Or better yet, ask one of the millions of other Democrats who support responsible gun ownership; in fact, about one-third of Democrats have a gun in their homes. These gun owners vote. And like Dan Cooper, they’ll be proudly voting for Barack Obama.

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By: Joel

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