The National Rifle Association announced its endorsement of John McCain in Springfield today, despite differences with him on some gun show rules.
The NRA held a series of news conferences on Thursday, including in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Nevada and here to announce its endorsement of the John McCain-Sarah Palin ticket for president and vice president.
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre says the group and McCain agree on many issues important to the gun lobby. McCain cast more than 60 votes in the Senate in support of the Second Amendment.
The NRA does not always endorse presidential candidates. It backed President George W. Bush but declined to endorse Bob Dole in the 1996 race or President George H.W. Bush in 1992.
The NRA has spent more than $2 million for ads against Barack Obama’s bid for the presidency.
You can watch a clip HERE.