State Rep. John Grange, R-El Dorado, said he won’t renew his membership in the National Rifle Association after the group refused to correct a campaign card that claimed Grange “refused to answer” the NRA’s candidate questionnaire, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. The card, which endorsed Grange’s opponent in his state Senate campaign, said that not answering the questionnaire is “often a sign of indifference, if not outright hostility, to the rights of gun owners and sportsmen.” But not only did Grange answer and return the questionnaire, he scored a near-perfect rating on the NRA’s Political Victory Fund website. When Grange contacted the NRA about the mistake and asked if it was going to send out a corrected card, Grange said he was told “no.” “They’ve lost my membership,” Grange said. The NRA has also taken fire for changing its rating of Dick Barta, a Republican running against Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka. Barta scored a C-plus on the questionnaire. But after he was allowed to “clarify” his answers, his grade was raised to an A-plus. Kelly received an A-minus.
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