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April 12, 2014 6:28 PM NRA Endorses McConnell, Who Still Won’t Answer Questions About Guns

By Martin Longman

Despite the fact that he won’t tell anyone whether or not he even owns a gun, the National Rifle Association has just endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in his primary against Matt Bevin. The Gun Owners of America endorsed Bevin. Meanwhile, McConnell’s likely Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, decided the whole things was worthy of a little taunting.

McConnell wouldn’t answer questions after the NRA event, either.

The Republican lawmaker refused to answer a question related to the Second Amendment.
He was asked about a suggestion from Attorney General Eric Holder about tracking gun owners with bracelets tied to guns.
“What I came here to talk about, in addition to what I just talked about, is what I just had to say in there. Anyone interested in following up on the statement I just made, well OK, thanks a lot,” said McConnell.

That last comment by McConnell is worthy of Veep.

Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly and the main blogger at Booman Tribune. A former political consultant for Democracy for America, he is a frequent guest blogger at Political Animal.


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