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ON MAGAZINES, THE NRA PUNCHES BACK TWICE AS HARD

Home - by - February 15, 2013 - 15:15 America/New_York - 4 Comments

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One month ago, in response to the administration’s gun control initiatives, the NRA produced an ad that called President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” because he sends his children to a school that is protected by armed guards, while insisting that your children be gun-free, i.e., defenseless. I wrote about that ad, which I thought was good, effective and fair, here. The ad was widely denounced, including by some Republicans, for reasons I thought were fallacious: the ad wasn’t complaining about the Obama girls’ Secret Service protection, it was noting that the expensive, exclusive school they attend has multiple armed security personnel at all times, not just when a president’s daughters happen to be going to school there.

In any event, the NRA was unintimidated by the blowback. The organization has now released an ad in response to the Democrats’ proposals to ban average-capacity magazines. Its theme is similar to the first one, and it is, I think, similarly effective. I like how it takes off on the administration’s endless bleating about the “middle class.” Probably gun owners are as middle class a group as any:

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» 4 Comments

  1. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 15th, 2013

    Hit back. Hit hard. Never relent.

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  2. Left Coast Dan

    February 15th, 2013

    On the earlier ad, NRA didn’t research enough before stating that there were nine (? or so) armed guards at the school, when that was the count of security personnel and not necessarily armed. They should have done better research. But the point was still valid. I think this ad is excellent, in 30 seconds makes people realize that everyone they should be concerned about will still have the ‘assault weapons’ and high-cap magazines, just not them or their law-abiding neighbors. Keep it up!

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  3. Bad Brad

    February 15th, 2013

    The NRA’s campaign is brilliant. Throw that class warfare shit right back in their face. Keep it up.

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  4. persecutor

    February 15th, 2013

    Like NOW and NARAL won’t give an inch on their issue, the NRA should stick to their tactic as well.

    Why is it alright to do it when the argument is to kill unborn children but not when the argument is to protect born children? [sarcasm off]

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