Sarah Palin, the current governor of Alaska, was just selected by John McCain to be his vice presidential running mate. Unlike Obama’s VP running mate (Joe Biden), Sarah Palin is a strong supporter of the right to keep and bear arms:
Sarah Palin’s statement in 2006 nicely sums up her gun rights stance: “I am a lifetime member of the NRA, I support our Constitutional right to bear arms and am a proponent of gun safety programs for Alaska’s youth.” Palin’s hobbies include hunting and fishing.
This should help put gun rights supporters at somewhat greater ease at the prospect of a McCain presidency. Given the extremely anti gun stance taken by Obama and Biden, the McCain/Palin ticket is certainly best option insofar as the issue of gun rights is concerned.