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January 15, 2013

NRA releases video attacking Obama

Hours before President Obama unveils his proposals to curb gun violence, the National Rifle Association released a video late Tuesday calling President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for requiring the Secret Service to protect his daughters school but not endorsing a proposal to  install armed guards in all schools.

“Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” the narrator 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.”

Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he was not sure that he supported the NRA’s proposal to put armed security guards in schools.

“I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools,” he said. “And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem.”

On Wednesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney criticized the ad. "Most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight," he 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."

 

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