Gun Laws & Legislation

NRA ad calls Obama ‘elitist hypocrite’; UPDATE: White House calls ad ‘repugnant and cowardly’

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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With President Barack Obama set to announce his gun policy proposals Wednesday, the National Rifle Association went up with a new video Tuesday preempting his proposals and attacking the president as an “elitist hypocrite” for rejecting the notion of armed guards at schools when his two children have armed Secret Service protection.

In the week following the Newtown shooting, the NRA held a press conference in which they proposed, among other things, that every school have an armed guard to protect the children inside.

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

“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,” the video says.

The web video was first posted by The Blaze.

Obama’s proposals Wednesday are expected to include a so-called assault weapons ban, universal background checks for gun purchases, and a ban high-capacity magazines.

UPDATE: White House calls video “repugnant and cowardly”

White House spokesman Jay Carney told media outlets Wednesday morning that the NRA video is “repugnant and cowardly.”

“Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. 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,” Carney said, according to Politico.

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