AFL-CIO Joins The Gun Wars With Targeted Mail Blitz Defending Obama On Gun Rights
TalkingPointsMemo.com reports that the AFL-CIO is about to unleash "a blitz of mailers defending Obama on gun rights that's aimed strictly at union households made up of gun owners."
The first mailer is a piece going to some 80,000 gun owners in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. It says in part: "I want to protect two things: My job and my gun," union member Mike Day says in the mailer. "That's why I'm supporting Barack Obama."
TalkingPointsMemo.com said, "The union's decision to depart from a strictly economic message and to edge into the culture wars is driven in part by a stepped up campaign in the battlegrounds by the National Rifle Association."