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NRA video slams Obama

A new video uploaded to the National Rifle Association’s NRANews YouTube page on Tuesday criticizes President Barack Obama for his lack of support for a proposal to arm guards at schools across the nation.

The video begins: 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 schools?

According to Michael D. Shear of the New York Times,

The N.R.A. video is a reference to Mr. Obama’s stated skepticism about the group’s idea to prevent school massacres by posting armed guards at every one of the nation’s schools.

“I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools,” Mr. Obama said during a recent interview on the NBC News program “Meet the Press.” “And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem.”

In a statement, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney decried the ads, noting that “Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as pawns in a political fight.”

What do you think of the N.R.A’s new YouTube video? Share your views on the comments below or join the debate on Facebook.

 

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Mathwig/100002966917784 Mike Mathwig

    You’re at the super market. Two violent explosions go off 8 seconds apart at the meat section, which is usually in the rear of the market. You and everyone else start to flee out the front of the store. Nice big crowd, right? A gunman is there too,……waiting……he unloads on you and the rest of the crowd that is now pretty large and all where he wants them….in his range! The CULTURE of this cowboy disneyland country needs to be changed. The CULTURE, ……THAT is why the laws on guns should be changed! You changed the culture of smokeing. You changed the culture of not being able to go to the moon. You changed the culture of the Iraq war(sort of). Change it!!…..Or put an armed gaurd in all your houses and deal with it. Thank you. Good day to you.

  • Joe C

    Luckily the scenario you describe is very rare, and not any more prevalent in the US than anywhere else in the world, despite our “gun culture.” Blaming tools for violence is no better than blaming, say a martial arts school for teaching self defense. Either can be abused. There will always be “cultures” in societies that foster evil. I say it’s better to be prepared and educated, rather than pretend they did not exist and hope for the best.