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Calling all NRA members: Buy wine?

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 at 1:07 pm in Web Site of the Day.

This has to be one of the most unique political fund-raisers I’ve seen in long time: Join the National Rifle Association Wine Club and proceeds from every purchase will go to help support the organization.

Enroll now and for a limited time only, each new enrollment gets a chance to win a “handsome hand-signed copy of (NRA executive vice president) Wayne LaPierre’s book ‘Guns, Freedom and Terrorism’ or ‘The Global War on Your Guns : Inside the UN Plan To Destroy the Bill of Rights.’ ”

The club even offers an NRA Limited Edition Wine Series.

I confess, I’m perplexed.

I have gunowner friends and relatives and I’ve never heard a single one of them roll into the kitchen after a hunting excursion or a trip to the shooting range and declare, “I just have to have a glass of pinot noir or I will absolutely die.”

Hot coffee, maybe. Iced tea on hot day.

My brother used to hunt deer in Oregon with a bow and arrow. He and his buddies would smear themselves with deer urine, sit in trees and drink beer until they fell onto the ground. (Bambi was safe, I’m telling you.)

But chardonnay? Never.

I guess I just don’t hang out with the right hunters.

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