In what may be the NRA’s most despicable action yet, the gun makers’ lobby has released an ad that focuses on Pres. Obama’s school-age daughters, thus raising the girls’ profile as a target for assassination among right-wing fringe dwellers.
The ad is made all the more atrocious by the fact that it promotes a lie. Here’s the transcript:
“Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? Mr. Obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. But he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. Protection for their kids. And gun-free zones for ours.”
The president does not oppose improving security in schools. In fact, the proposals he released today for changing gun policies included beefing up school safety.