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URL Related to Obama's "Organizing for Action" Now Goes to NRA Website

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, January 29 2013

A Web domain using the name of President Obama's grassroots lobbying group Organizing for Action now points to the National Rifle Association's web site.

Derek Bovard, a computer technician in Castle Rock, Colo., registered the domain name organizingforaction.net after seeing a report about the formation of the lobbying group on Fox News last Friday.

Bovard, a Republican who voted for Mitt Romney in the last election cycle, says that he bought the domain for $10 and would be willing to part with it for $10,000.

He considering donating the name to the Ronald Reagan Library, but overnight decided to point it to the NRA's Web site instead. He's not a member, but does oppose any move to enact gun control legislation, saying that it would be ineffective.

"I've got kids like everyone else, and I'm just as worried as anyone else, but the reality of the world is that there's a lot of guns, and making laws isn't going to get rid of the problem -- it's just disarming people who have the right to be armed," Bovard said in a phone conversation. Bovard has two children.

"The whole reason to be armed is not to kill deer," he added, saying that he supports NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre's position that schools should hire armed guards.

"What happens if our country gets taken over? Or if someone breaks into your house with a machine gun?" he asked.

No-one from Organizing for Action has been in touch with Bovard about the domain.

If Organizing for Action's Executive Director Jon Carson acts quickly though, he could still snag Organizingforaction.xxx, Organizingforaction.us.com, Organizingforaction.tv, Organizingforaction.co.uk, Organizingforaction.asia, Organizingforaction.ca, or Organizingforaction.tel.

Several of the other domains, Organizingforaction.biz and Organizingforaction.mobi point to a Web site on survivalism and Second Amendment rights.

Michael Deutsch, who owns Organizingforaction.com, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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