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2034486 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2010-08-03 22:16:47.0 UTC 2010-08-03T18:16:47.000-04:00 content/nra-gives-scott-mccollum-b published 2010-09-09 14:16:45.0 UTC 2010-09-09T10:16:45.000-04:00 drupal 73279 Here's more bad news for Bill McCollum: The National Rifle Association, a vitally important interest group in Republican primaries, has given Rick Scott an A rating and McCollum a B as the two men head into the Aug. 24 primary. Neither candidate won the NRA's endorsement. The rankings are posted the pro-gun group's website. McCollum has often touted his strong voting record in Congress in support of the Second Amendment, and the NRA defines the B grade as a "generally pro-gun candidate" who "may have opposed some pro-gun reforms or supported some restrictive legislation in the past." Scott's A grade means he is a "solidly pro-gun candidate" in the NRA's view. Even though Scott has never held public office and has no voting record on guns, the NRA still views him as the superior candidate. NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer said McCollum cast a number of votes while in Congress that were in opposition to the group's agenda. She said McCollum voted for the Brady Bill on final passage and opposed an amendment that would have allowed residents of Washington, D.C., to keep guns in their homes. "Some folks say they will and don't, and some folks say that won't and do," Hammer said. "McCollum has done some of both. You can't un-ring a bell. Bad votes don't go away." -- Steve Bousquet Lee Logan the-buzz-florida-politics Governor's Race,Rick Scott,Bill McCollum NRA gives Scott an A, McCollum a B templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/the-buzz-florida-politics/2010/08/03/73279-nra-gives-scott-mccollum-b BlogArticle Here's more bad news for Bill McCollum: The National Rifle Association, a vitally important interest group in Republican primaries, has given Rick Scott an A rating and McCollum a B as the two men head into the Aug. 24 primary. Neither candidate won the NRA's endorsement. The rankings are posted the pro-gun group's website. McCollum has often touted his strong voting record in Congress in support of the Second Amendment, and the NRA defines the B grade as a "generally pro-gun candidate" who "may have opposed some pro-gun reforms or supported some restrictive legislation in the past."Governor's Race,Rick Scott,Bill McCollumGovernor's Race,Rick Scott,Bill McCollum 2283073 2016-06-24 22:19:03.0 UTC 2 Months Ago gov-scott-rejects-rep-mcburney-for-judgeship-after-nra-furor the-buzz-florida-politics Gov. Scott rejects Rep. McBurney for judgeship after NRA furor BlogArticle 2280805 2016-06-08 19:55:13.0 UTC 3 Months Ago bill-mccollum-said-trump-university-concerns-never-reached-him the-buzz-florida-politics Bill McCollum says Trump University concerns never reached him BlogArticle 2271864 2016-04-04 20:01:44.0 UTC 5 Months Ago gov-rick-scott-signs-transportation-policy-bill the-buzz-florida-politics Gov. Rick Scott signs transportation policy bill BlogArticle <p>Here's more bad news for <strong>Bill McCollum</strong>: The National Rifle Association, a vitally important interest group in Republican primaries, has given <strong>Rick Scott</strong> an A rating and McCollum a B as the two men head into the Aug. 24 primary. Neither candidate won the NRA's endorsement. The rankings are posted the pro-gun group's <a href="http://www.nrapvf.org/Elections/State.aspx?y=2010&amp;State=FL">website</a>. McCollum has often touted his strong voting record in Congress in support of the Second Amendment, and the NRA defines the B grade as a &quot;generally pro-gun candidate&quot; who &quot;may have opposed some pro-gun reforms or supported some restrictive legislation in the past.&quot;</p> <p>Scott's A grade means he is a &quot;solidly pro-gun candidate&quot; in the NRA's view. Even though Scott has never held public office and has no voting record on guns, the NRA still views him as the superior candidate.</p> <p>NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer said McCollum cast a number of votes while in Congress that were in opposition to the group's agenda. She said McCollum voted for the Brady Bill on final passage and opposed an amendment that would have allowed residents of Washington, D.C., to keep guns in their homes.</p> <p>&quot;Some folks say they will and don't, and some folks say that won't and do,&quot; Hammer said. &quot;McCollum has done some of both. You can't un-ring a bell. Bad votes don't go away.&quot;</p> <p>-- Steve Bousquet</p>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:43:12