National Rifle Association begins pushback on Obama's gun-control efforts with Web ad

  • Article by: HENRY C. JACKSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 16, 2013 - 10:12 PM
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Packman_1Jan. 16, 13 3:54 PM

Is LaPierre aware that the President and his family are not allowed to opt-out of Secret Service protection? I'm sure he is, but why let a little thing like that get in the way of a hysterical rant.

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northern1234Jan. 16, 13 4:03 PM

Think the NRA is getting desperate. Anybody with the rudimentary beginnings of a brain would understand that the president's children need security details otherwise they would be prime targets of every regime that has something against the United States. Using the president's children to try to attack him and try to get their way is cowardly! Sick and tired of the republican party being totally controlled by the NRA and Grover Norquist. Time for all politicians to frankly "grow a pair" and do what is right for the American people!

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cncodyJan. 16, 13 4:37 PM

The NRA's membership represents a very small percentage of Americans. Over the years they have evolved from an organization to promote sport shooting to a group of thugs working for the gun manufacturers; they have opposed every moderate proposal put forward. We need universal background checks--no exceptions; proof of registration and liability insurance; agreement to keep gun locked and secured from children in the home; requirement to report stolen or lost gun within 24 hours; mandatory proof of proficiency with the gun (and the insructors required to report any "loony tunes." There should be a mandatory prison sentence for anyone found in violation of these rules. "Well Regulated"

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David3165Jan. 16, 13 4:53 PM

This sort of statement is exactly what I would expect from an organization run by and for the benefit of people like Ted Nugent.

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SorghastrumJan. 16, 13 5:32 PM

The National Ridiculous Association speaks only for the gun manufacturers. Assault weapons do not need homes in the public domains of this country. It is time for this country to catch up with the rest of the developed world.

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crystalbayJan. 16, 13 6:13 PM

The National Rampage Association has successfully blocked even any research on gun violence. This organization is nothing more than a powerful lobby for gun manufacturers and they are only concerned with profits on gun sales. No wonder the NRA oppose reasonable gun control policies - they lose money on anything other than unfettered proliferation of guns. The good news is that the GOP gun nuts and the NRA have made themselves an object of derision in the last month. Average gun owners do not support these extremist, absolutist positions.

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adliblogJan. 16, 13 6:25 PM

In its "hypocrisy" ad the NRA pretends not to understand the difference between armed bodyguards for the President's children and having armed teachers and militia volunteers guarding the nations' children. If the audience to which this ad is aimed doesn't get it, well DUH! If school children get slaughtered its only a national crisis when the NRA gets around to seeing it that way, but if the President's children get kidnapped or harmed it's intstantly a national crisis for reasons too obvious to elaborate upon. The NRA, lobby for the gunmakers and their slavish devotees, is of course too smart to believe its own propaganda. Indeed they benefit from each mass killing that amps up cries for gun control and provokes more record sales of semi-automatic and every kind of currently permitted gun or weapon. Pointing the finger at every sector except the supply side of gun manufacturing they've indicted moviemakers, video games and the mental health industry for cultivating or hiding the really dangerous antisocial indivuals. Well, personally I detest porno violence in movies and TV series, I don't play violent video games and I don't don't pay to reveal any dark secrets to a psychiatrist. This would especially be true if shrinks were required to report my ideation to a database that could affect all of my freedoms. My freedom to become a one man militia is the least of these freedoms for which I fear. Indeed any craving I might act upon to buy an assault weapon BEFORE ITS TOO LATE would be a far better indicater of craziness than any reported suicidal ideation.

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mocha2Jan. 16, 13 7:24 PM

Somehow the national gun manufacturers lobby always manages to forget about the 'security of a free state' and 'well regulated militia'', after all they are only part of the same sentence and couldn't be of relevant. They also don't seem to grasp the context from where the second amendment came. Ignorance is bliss when it leads to making more money.

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stribtrollJan. 16, 13 8:09 PM

Beautiful ad calling out the hypocrisy of the liberal elite in DC

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crystalbayJan. 16, 13 8:26 PM

"Beautiful ad calling out the hypocrisy of the liberal elite in DC".............This ad using our president's daughters is disgusting, inappropriate, and disingenuous. Comparing the protection of the first family to everyday American children is completely absent equivalence and reprehensible. I am utterly appalled at just how far the NRA will go to increase profits for the gun industry. This organization/lobby has no soul, no conscience, and no morals whatsoever. Anyone who believes that the children of a president don't need extra protection is beyond help.

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