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Adam Putnam is crushin on the NRA

Florida kind of looks like a gun, doesn't it?
Florida kind of looks like a gun, doesn't it?
Published Jul. 26, 2017

Just in case anyone doesn't know it yet, Adam Putnam sure likes the NRA.

As he continues to run for governor, Putnam is brandishing whatever right-wing credentials he can to scare away a challenge from the right from either U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis or House Speaker Richard Corcoran or anyone else.

So what better way to do that than flaunt his gun cred. Last month, he had a mini-road tour to tout a reduction in application fees for concealed weapons, a permitting program that he oversees as Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture.

Putnam then posted on Facebook a retort to gun control advocates for protesting a controversial recruitment ad. The protest was a "classic progressive move. Desperate attempt to limit our Second Amendment rights," Putnam said. Last week, Putnam threw his support for NRA-backed legislation that would allow "law abiding gun owners" to carry firearms on college and university campuses and openly in public places.

And on Tuesday, Putnam took to Twitter to respond to the Tampa Bay Times' Daniel Ruth, who wrote a Monday column, "Adam Putnam sells out to the NRA," that called Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture the "Opie of open carry."

The liberal media recently called me a sellout to the NRA. I'm a proud #NRASellout! Sign below if you are, too.

Ok, ok, Putnam REALLY likes the NRA. Got it.