Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee called himself a “gun-clinger and a God-clinger” but didn’t come close to saying whether he’ll be a Republican presidential candidate next year when he delivered the keynote address Saturday at the annual National Rifle Association convention.
Huckabee was referring to a remark President Barack Obama once made about conservatives clinging to their guns and religion.
Huckabee also said Obama didn’t receive an “F” rating from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence because the president has helped gun owners — though gun owners have been allowed to pack weapons on Amtrak trains and carry them in federal parks since President Obama took office.
Rather, Huckabee said President Obama is simply not attacking gun owners’ rights as quickly and effectively as anti-gun and gun control groups would like.