NRA fires back at Gillibrand for changing stance on gun rights: 'She'll say anything'

NRA fires back at Gillibrand for changing stance on gun rights: ‘She’ll say anything’

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© Getty Images The National Rifle Association (NRA) fired back at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), calling out her flip-flopping views on gun rights and claiming her recent dig at the organization is just an attempt to get ahead in the Democratic presidential primary. The NRA tweeted Monday that Gillibrand, who has yet to meet Democratic National Convention’s new qualifications for later debates, will "say anything" to get on the debate stage. "Gillibrand called us the worst org int the country, but when she represented NY20, she wrote us: ‘I appreciate the work that the NRA does to protect gun owners rights, and I look forward to working with you for many years,’" the NRA tweeted. Gillibrand’s campaign did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment Monday. The senator called the NRA attack "the worst organization in this country" during a Sunday Fox News town hall . In response, the NRA shared a copy of the 2008 letter she wrote to the organization, in which the then-member of the House of Representatives expressed appreciation of their work to protect gun owners rights. At the town hall, Gillibrand outlined her gun violence policy, including universal background checks, a federal gun trafficking law, and a ban on bump stocks and military-style weapons. It’s in direct contrast to the letter shared by the NRA. "On the question of outright banning certain firearms for cosmetic features, bullets of an random size, or banning magazines holding an arbitrary number of cartridges, I am […]

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