Huckabee Jokes About Someone Shooting Obama
Gun control certainly isn't something to joke about, neither is the assassination of a presidential nominee. And yet Mike Huckabee did both yesterday while addressing the NRA.
During a speech before the National Rifle Association convention Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee Ã¢â‚¬â€ who has endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain Ã¢â‚¬â€ joked that an unexpected offstage noise was Democrat Barack Obama looking to avoid a gunman.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he's getting ready to speak,Ã¢â‚¬Â said the former Arkansas governor, to audience laughter. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Obama supports extending the assault weapons ban, limits on gun sales, and a national law against carrying concealed weapons, with exceptions for retired police and military personnel. John McCain Ã¢â‚¬â€œ whose legislative record was awarded a C+ rating by the NRA in 2004, but has received a perfect score Ã¢â‚¬â€œ will address the group later Friday afternoon.