Conservatives Fuming at NRA over 'Disclose' Deal

Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 02:25 PM

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Conservatives and GOP leaders are furious with the National Rifle Association for cutting a deal with House Democrats that could speed passage of a measure aimed at increasing campaign finance disclosure requirements.

The NRA struck a deal with Dem leaders over the weekend that will exempt them from much of the DISCLOSE Act's reporting requirements, according to Hotline On Call. That deal has conservative groups steamed.

"The new word from the NRA is, it's OK to deny free speech to Americans as long as the NRA gets a carve out," said Myron Ebell, director of Freedom Action, as he singled out NRA executive VP Wayne LaPierre for criticism.

"Unfortunately, the only conclusion is that Mr. LaPierre is a hypocrite and the NRA is just another powerful special interest seeking special treatment."

The Wall Street Journal accused the NRA of "a sudden onset of amnesia" in a scathing op-ed today. "Cutting a special deal at the expense of the First Amendment with lawmakers who have decided for now to stop gutting the Second Amendment reveals an NRA that is unprincipled and will be weaker for it in the long run," the editors wrote.

Read the entire story at Hotline On Call.


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