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.”
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