Rep. Hank Johnson on NRA: ‘They Still Cannot Get Over’ That Obama Is ‘Black’

Matt Cover, CNS News, January 16, 2013

Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) opposed President Barack Obama’s gun control plans because the group “still cannot get over” the fact that the president is “black.”

Following a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, Rep. Johnson suggested that NRA opposition to Obama’s gun control policies was personal. CNSNews.com then asked Johnson, “You said just a minute ago that part of the NRA’s true colors was a personal dislike of the president. Why do you think that is?”

Rep. Johnson said, “First of all, he is a black. And as a black person being the president of the United States, that is something they still cannot get over.”

President Obama announced on Wednesday a slate of proposed gun control regulations in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.

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“They couldn’t get over the first election, [and] they’re still shell-shocked at the second election,” he said. “That’s a pun, shell-shocked.”

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