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Page: NRA’s Approval Rating Is Higher Than Obama’s Because People ‘Don’t Know Much About the NRA’


Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page argued the NRA has a higher approval rating than President Obama because “a large percentage of people don’t much about the NRA” on Friday’s “McLaughlin Group.”

Page, in response to a question on why the NRA has a higher approval rating than the President, stated, “a large percentage of people don’t much about the NRA. It’s an organization that, while it’s got gun owners as members, it’s largely funded by the gun industry, and it’s been — the funny thing, and nobody’s mentioned, is how 20 years, the NRA shared a lot of these positions. I remember when the head of the NRA testified up on Capitol Hill saying he favored mandatory background checks, no exceptions. They’ve completely backed away from that now. They don’t want background checks, saying the government can’t be trusted.”

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