Not Cool: NRA Drags Obama's Daughters Into The Gun Battle


If I was President Obama I’d be pretty pissed right now. It’s one thing to invoke his politics into a given debate and, in this case, the ads, but it should end there. Including his children into this particular gun battle is just plain wrong. President Obama is just a man doing his job and standing for changes, changes to our current gun laws, changes that many in our country support. Changes to protect our children.

But we all knew the gun debate would get ugly. This week the NRA dragged Obama’s daughters Sasha and Malia into the conversation on gun laws with the creation of this web video:

In the ad the NRA says:

“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 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. Protection for their kids. And gun-free zones for ours.”

Uh, dude at the NRA, Obama is the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Of course his children would have armed security at their school.  It would be completely insane if there wasn’t security to make sure the daughters of our leader were not protected. It has nothing to do with the assumption that the ad asserted that the president thinks his “kids are more important than yours.” The logic in their argument just doesn’t make sense. And it was a low blow to involve the Obama girls into this conversation. And the White House agrees.

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

Do you think it was okay for the NRA to bring the Obama girls into gun control controversy? Did they cross a line?

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