NRA ad uses Clinton's words against Obama on guns

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Rifle Association is looking to an unlikely source to criticize Barack Obama's positions on gun issues: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The NRA's Political Victory Fund plans a national newspaper ad reviving a Clinton mailing that accused Obama of waffling on gun issues. Clinton's campaign sent the mailing when the New York senator was challenging Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination. It accuses Obama of changing his statements on gun issues to try to fit whichever audience he was addressing at the time.

The NRA political action committee's ad is scheduled to run Thursday in USA Today.

Obama has said people have the right to bear arms, but that he also supports "commonsense" gun laws.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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