NRA Ad: Listen To Police, Not Obama, On Gun Control

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WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Pushing back against gun control bills being considered in the U.S. Senate, a new ad by the National Rifle Association says most police don’t support the law.

The 30-second spot, on which the NRA says it will spend $500,000, encourages the public to “tell your senator to listen to America’s police instead of listening to [President] Obama and [New York Mayor Michael] Bloomberg.”

The ad cites a poll by PoliceOne, an online news site for police officers, which found “71 percent of the police say Obama’s gun ban will have zero effect on violent crime.”

“Ninety-one percent say the right answer is swift prosecution and mandatory sentencing,” the ad continues in referencing the survey.

The PoliceOne site says more than 15,000 completed the survey. The site claims 400,000 registered members comprised of “verified law enforcement professionals.”

Last week, a pro-gun control group backed by Bloomberg began airing an ad promoting a measure expanding background checks on gun sales. That ad also cited a poll indicating nine of 10 Americans support stronger checks.

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  • Harold Olsen

    I’m glad the latest gun control measure did not pass in the Senate. I’m not a gun owner because I don’t like guns but I do believe in our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. I keep wondering how Obama and his Nazi supporters are going to tie in gun control with what happened in Boston. “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” I think what happened in Boston is a good argument for Americans to keep their guns. It’ll allow us to defend ourselves against the Muslim terrorists that are trying to kill us, which is exactly what Obama does not want us to be able to do. After all, he supports them.

  • JON

    There is NOTHING wrong with having everyone who buys a gun to go through a background check. If they pass, they can buy what they want to protect themselves. It’s common sense. Makes me wonder what the NRA is really afraid of?