(NEWSER) – Well, so much for that: On Friday, astatement appeared on the website of the NRA's lobbying arm that Talking Points Memo called "amazing" and "remarkably frank," but days later, the organization has backtracked. Why? Well, the initial statement—which the head of the lobbying arm now says was simply one staff member's "personal opinion"—called out pro-gun activists in Texas who have been showing up in fast food joints and coffee shops carrying high-powered long guns, calling the practice "downright foolishness" and the idea of toting a semiautomatic rifle as you go about your daily errands "downright weird." Needless to say, the NRA is now walking that back.

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