Palin: Obama Would Ban Guns If He Could

Ex-governor has a packed speaking schedule
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2010 6:46 AM CDT
Palin: Obama Would Ban Guns If He Could
Former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the NRA national convention in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 14, 2010.    (Chuck Burton)

For someone not officially running for anything, Sarah Palin spends an awful lot of time running her mouth. Among highlights from yesterday's soundbite extravaganza, as reported by the AP:

  • If Obama and the Dems thought they "could get away with it, they would ban guns and ban ammunition and gut the Second Amendment," Palin, a lifelong NRA member who once had a baby shower at a gun range in Alaska, told the NRA national convention. "It's the job of all of us to stop them in their tracks."

  • She dismissed criticism of tea partiers as violent, racist, or redneck, saying, "I don't really have a problem with the redneck part of it, to tell you the truth."
  • Look out for GOP women to "take this country back" in the fall elections, Palin told an anti-abortion group. "If you thought pit bulls were tough, you don't want to mess with mama grizzlies."
  • Further, Obama is "the most pro-abortion president ever to occupy the White House," Palin said, contending that his health reform would fund abortions.
  • And it's still "drill, baby, drill," despite the Gulf spill, Palin told ABC News.
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