NRA: Register To Vote or Chuck Norris Will Come After You

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Feb. 15 2012 4:24 PM

NRA: Register To Vote or Chuck Norris Will Come After You

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(Actor Chuck Norris talks on the telephone as he campaigns for Republican Presidential Hopeful and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee during the Blogger Bash at the Marriott hotel January 1, 2008 in Des Moines, Iowa.)

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What do you get when you put Chuck Norris, guns, and young people together?

Alas, the answer isn’t a new reality show about a Chuck Norris summer camp. But it is part of the National Rifle Association’s plan to get younger people registered to vote and protect Second Amendment rights.

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Trigger the Vote,” as it’s being called, will have action star Norris as its chair and funnel millions of dollars into getting young people to register and vote in 2012. The first of several ads, now posted on YouTube, features another familiar actor—Full Metal Jacket drill sergeant R. Lee Ermey—as an unlikely librarian yelling at kids to get on the computer and register.

Don’t worry, the hits will continue—bow-hunting, gun-loving Ted Nugent has apparently signed up for the campaign. And watch out—a message next to Chuck Norris’s face on the website reads: “If we aren’t able to make major changes in how our nation’s business is handled, I’ll come looking for the people who sat this election out.”

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.

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