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NRA: Obama ‘Elitist Hypocrite’ On Guns

WASHINGTON, (UPI) –  The National Rifle Association posted a video online calling U.S. President Barack Obama an “elitist hypocrite” on gun control.

The 35-second video — posted Tuesday night before the president unveiled his sweeping legislative package aimed at reducing gun violence in America — criticizes Obama for accepting armed Secret Service protection for his two daughters in their school, while he opposes more armed guards in all schools.

“Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” an announcer asks. “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.”

White House press secretary Jay Carney issued a statement criticizing the NRA for bringing Obama’s children, Sasha and Malia, into the argument.

“Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as pawns in a political fight,” Carney said. “But to go so far as to make the safety of the President’s children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly.”

The NRA said in a statement anyone who “thinks the ad is about President Obama’s daughters” is missing the point or “trying to change the subject,” the liberal Talking Points Memo website reported.

“This ad is about keeping our children safe,” the NRA statement said. “And the President said he was skeptical about the NRA proposal to put policemen in all schools in this country. Yet he and his family are beneficiaries of multiple law enforcement officers surrounding them 24 hours a day.”

The NRA — following the Dec. 14 massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. — proposed placing armed guards in all U.S. schools.

The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll indicated 55 percent of respondents nationwide said they support armed guards in schools.

Obama announced proposals at the White House Wednesday intended to reduce gun violence, including a call for Congress to enact laws requiring universal background checks for gun buyers, a renewed ban on military-style assault weapons and limiting to 10 bullets the number of rounds of ammunition a magazine may hold.

He called for putting “more cops back on the job, and on our streets” and said he would take steps to help schools hire “resource officers” — but did not specifically say whether that meant police officers or armed guards.

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  • Joe Spano

    The hypocrites are the gun crazed nuts.

    • JimH

      Hi Joe, Would you like to elaborate on your post.
      Define”gun crazed nuts”.
      Say why they’re hypocrites.
      Don’t just make a vague statement, without substance then stop.

      • TIME

        Dear Jim,

        Great point.

        We are regaled daily by these special people like: joe spano who present such pearls of wisdom that they are compelled to share, yet their opinions are hollow and feckless every time.

        I have owned a gun for about 55 years and I never used it for anything but hunting, or plinking, yet such marvels of humanity ~ like joe spano would call me a hyopricte as well others like me.
        So my question is ~ why is that again?

        To all of you ~ look into the ” IRON Mountain” agreement, That is if you really want to know, or DARE to know ~ why all the push is on for GUN CONTROL.

        As well all of you had better start digging into the FAKE Sandy Hook event, and all the ACTORS ~ involved.

        Peace and Love Shalom

        .

  • JimH

    If I were to make an add, I would have put forth the question- How come responsable law abiding U.S. citizens have to surrender more freedoms, rights and liberty’s because a very small group of people abused those rights?
    Why do you need an executive order if these ideas are so good?
    How does hindering, taking away rights, freedoms and liberty’s from law abiding people(not the ones you need to worry about) prevent criminals and mentaly unbalanced people from commiting crimes?
    You worry about “gun violence”, but what about “all” the other violence. Isn’t that as bad?
    The root of the problem is that there are people willing to kill other people. The weapon choice isn’t the problem. People killed other people before the invention of gun powder.
    Hindering good people and stripping more rights from them will solve NOTHING.
    But it really isn’t about keeping kids safe is it?
    Go after the problem people not the good ones.

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