Despite the recent statements on limiting concealed carry permits by basically restricting them, Obama is hoping to court some pro-gun voters in the upcoming Pennsylvania Primary.
Here’s the story from The Politico:
Barack Obama did not hunt or fish as a child. He lives in a big city. And as an Illinois state legislator and a U.S. senator, he consistently backed gun control legislation.
But he is nevertheless making a play for pro-gun voters in rural Pennsylvania.
By highlighting his background in constitutional law and downplaying his voting record, Obama is engaging in a quiet but targeted drive to win over an important constituency that on the surface might seem hostile to his views.
The need to craft a strategy aimed at pro-gun voters underscores the potency of the issue in Pennsylvania, which claims one of the nationâ€™s highest per capita membership rates in the National Rifle Association.
It also could provide clues as to whether Obama, as one of the Senateâ€™s more liberal members, can position himself as an acceptable choice to a conservative-minded demographic in later primary contests and in the general election.
It seems funny but I guess anything is possible. He’s certainly got to try considering he’s still down in Pennsylvania.