Chuck Norris and R. Lee Ermey Team Up with the NRA


Chuck Norris and R. Lee Ermey want you to save the Second Amendment. Or else.

The two actors have been starring in videos for "Trigger the Vote," a voter registration campaign. Sponsored by the National Rifle Association, Trigger the Vote is aimed at youth voters (well, figuratively speaking).

Ermey was most famous for his 1987 role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, while Norris was once a meme (and a TV Texas Ranger). Norris has been politically involved before, endorsing Mike Huckabee in 2008 and Newt Gingrich in 2012. He has also said some nice things about Ron Paul.

Despite Michael Bloomberg's efforts, gun control doesn't seem to be a top priority for the Democrats in 2012. In fact, gun rights are becoming more popular among Americans. Back in October 2011, a Gallup poll found record low support for gun control, including bans on handguns and "assault" rifles: 73 percent of Americans opposed banning handguns, while 53 percent were against a ban on semiautomatic weapons. Meanwhile, only 39 percent of voters under 30 favored increasing gun regulations; back in 1991, that number was 62 percent. 

Reason on gun rights. Thaddeus Russell on how gun control can be conservative.