“Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” a narrator asks on a new commercial just released by the National Rifle Association. The commercial is timed with President Obama’s new outline for gun control legislation.
“Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools? 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.”
It’s a stunning move, putting the gun debate at the top of today’s news. While some say it’s a fair question, others think it a low blow to involve the President’s two young daughters– Malia, 14 and Sasha, 11, who receive protection from Secret Service– into the debate, especially given that all presidential families have been similarly protected.
While the White House has not yet responded the commercial, Obama did tell NBC’s Meet the Press, “I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem.”
What do you think– both about the commercial and the issue of gun control itself? Does this commercial sway your opinion? Do you think the NRS hit the nail on the head, or have gone too far? Sound off here or on our Facebook page.