Obama Guns

November 24, 2011 - 5:40 PM
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2011, file photo, Republican Presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry walks to a truck before a hunting trip near Merrill, Iowa. They are fuzzy about some issues but the Republican presidential candidates leave little doubt about where they stand on gun rights. Democrats have learned the hard way that embracing gun control can be terrible politics, and the 2012 presidential election is shaping up to underscore just how delicate the issue can be. With the election likely to be decided largely by states where hunting is a popular pastime, like Missouri, Ohio or Pennsylvania, candidates of both parties want to win over gun owners, not alienate them. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver, File)