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NRA opens its coffers to tout Trump over Clinton


I carry a pistol, I fight back. That's why I'm still here.”

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The National Rifle Association launched a $6.5 million ad buy Wednesday in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. It's the organization’s largest ad buy of the 2016 campaign.

The ad campaign will air on national cable and satellite channels, in addition to regional broadcasts targeting the battleground states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Ohio.

The NRA spot, titled “Kristi's Story,” features Kristi McMains, 26, a recent law school graduate from Indianapolis. In it McMains says that she used her firearm to save her own life when a man brandishing an eight-inch knife attacked her in a parking garage: “But I carry a pistol, I fight back. That's why I'm still here. Every woman has a right to own a gun if she chooses.”

“Hillary Clinton disagrees with that,” McMains goes on to say. "Don't let politicians take away your right to own a gun. Donald Trump supports my right to own a gun.”

For her part, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has challenged allegations that she wants to ban guns. During her speech at the Democratic National Convention in July, Clinton denied that she wants to “repeal the Second Amendment,” telling the audience, “I’m not here to take away your guns. I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place.”

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