Simple. The NRA is a republican organization. This is why they endorse republican candidates over staunchly pro-gun democratic candidates. If you've read their magazine for members (which you seem to be quoting), you have seen this.
1) He supports American manufacturing.
2) Did the US get paid less for the casings because of that?
3) What evidence do you have that he supports a federal assault weapons ban?
4) DC has reluctantly submitted to the supreme court ruling, a handgun actually got registered properly there last week. I'd guess he had bigger fish to fry, and I thought that you cons were against the big bad fed screwing around in state and local politics anyway.
5) The 'anti-gun legislation' is only anti-gun to NRA wingnuts. You may still buy weapons in border states, and you still don't need to tell the government. Unless you want to buy more than two during the same week. In that case, you are still allowed to buy them, but must report it. This makes it harder for criminals to get access to mass quantities of weapons, but still allows law abiding gun owners to buy guns, without reporting them to the authorities, in almost any instance a law abiding citizen would choose to purchase them. And if their current desire is to purchase more than two guns at once, they can choose to report it or to buy the other guns next week--it isn't anti-gun, it's anti-gang. But I guess it is the constitutional right of every criminal gang to outgun the police, according to the National Rifle Association.
6) Because the Bush administration had done so much to destroy US foreign relations that he had to throw them a bone so they wouldn't think we are the same old America. Don't think any guns got banned when he did that though.
If you believe the NRA, you will need to use registered ammo soon--even though there is nothing in the works at any level of government that would require such a thing.
Sorry Joe, if the NRA did a sudden 180 this election cycle, I wasn't aware. Like a few of the other posters here, I quit paying attention to them when they stopped being about the second amendment. If they have decided to start supporting the second amendment rather than the republicans, and want to bring up real second amendment issues rather than invent them, perhaps I'll give them another look. I know that in 2010 the only democrat I saw get endorsed was running against a republican who voted for a gun control bill. Your article notes that the GOP isn't too happy that non-incumbent Republicans did not get endorsed as they have been in the recent past.
Well Joe, since you "are the NRA" and you don't have a reason to give OP about why Obama deserves an F, I guess you admit that I'm right about that and wrong that the NRA being reluctant to endorse a democrat, no matter how many times they have voted for gun freedom. The republicans under Bush attacked my freedom on so many more occasions than the democrats under Obama, so I know who not to vote for. The only question is whether I should vote for Obama since he didn't do anything to get our freedom back.