January 16th, 2013
04:02 PM ET
10 years ago

House Dems call NRA ad 'completely inappropriate... dangerous'

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic leaders in Congress are accusing the National Rifle Association of crossing a line with the group's new ad aimed at President Obama's gun control proposals.

The spot calls attention to the Secret Service protection guarding the President's daughters at their private school in Washington, D.C. The ad goes on to echo the group's proposal for armed police officers at schools nationwide.

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"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 schools," the NRA spot asks.

Heading into a House hearing on new gun restrictions, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi accused the NRA of going too far.

"I thought it was completely inappropriate to involve the President's children because they have protection because of national security. It was really inappropriate," Pelosi told CNN.

Other House Democrats said the ad amounted to intimidation.

"Remember we are here dealing with people who aren't terribly stable. So I think that kind of ad is dangerous," Rep. George Miller, D-California said.

"It was irresponsible; this is not your grandfathers NRA," Rep. Rush Holt, D-New Jersey,added.

Many House Republicans, who were en route to a political conference in Virginia, were not available for comment.

The NRA did not respond to a request to comment on the Democratic criticism of the ad.

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soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. ThinkingOutsideTheFox

    Oh and I suppose if one of those NRA following crackheads, suceeds in shooting one of Obama's kids, the NRA will quickly absolve itself from the guilt they should feel, and say "See, if there were more cowards like us with guns at the school we could have stopped this guy (and they might too, along with 20 other innocent bystanders). These NRA people are truely mentally unstable, and probably could not pass background checks that included testing for mental illnesses.

    January 16, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  2. Woman In California

    Trayvon Martin had it coming. If you attack someone with a gun, be prepared to get shot. Unfortunately, Obama wants to take our guns. Over our dead bodies, you dictator/thug.


    You need to be EXTERMINATED real fast so that you don't infect others with your ignorance.

    January 16, 2013 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  3. Moose

    @larry l boo hoo little lawerence go chang e your diaper !!!!!!!! LOL

    January 16, 2013 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
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