Skip to comments.NRA sharpens political attack on Obama
Posted on 10/18/2012 11:36:00 AM PDT by neverdem
President Barack Obama's vow Tuesday to try and ban assault weapons prompted the National Rifle Association to immediately modify its political advertising campaign against Obama in seven toss-up states.
The NRA is spending $1.5 million on television commercials in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin and an additional $800,000 on online ads in the aforementioned states as well as Colorado, Iowa and Nevada each week, an NRA official tells CNN. The initial ads featured a broad theme that blamed Obama for the country's debt, stated the nation's sovereignty was threatened and warned that people's rights were being attacked, including the Second Amendment during his presidency.
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But the NRA decided to focus the new ad campaign entirely on the people's rights to defend themselves after Obama mentioned a ban on assault weapons during the second presidential debate.
"What I'm trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally," Obama said in response to an audience question about assault weapons. "Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced. But part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there's an awful lot of violence and they're not using AK-47s. They're using cheap hand guns."
The NRA, which endorsed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney earlier this month, has been very vocal about trying to defeat Obama in November.
"Some gun owners took Obama at his word four years ago, when he said he wouldn't take their guns away," said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA's Institute for Legislative Action...
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Thank you, NRA.
Yeah; Romney may be the only choice other than the Obunghole, but let us never forget that the Mitt is no friend of the Second Amendment. I may have to vote for a moderate socialist in order to get rid of a radical stalinist, but I will never believe that Romney is my 2nd Amendment friend.
We will have to watch Romney very closely for the next 4 years and try to keep him from screwing us on our civil rights in all areas.
Try as well as you can to vote Tea Party Conservative on all the down ticket offices.
A populace cannot rally against a bad government without free speech and will fail without the right to bear arms guarantee that free speech.
"NRA has an effective strategy with a heavy emphasis on our ground game," Cox said. "We will be working overtime to mobilize the gun vote in every state but paying very close attention and marshalling extra resources in key states."
Maybe when the "I'll never give another dime to the NRA" crowd shows up, one of them can tell us what the GOA is doing to beat Obama. Not a fraction of the time and money they spend attacking the NRA, I'll warrant.
If Obama is re-elected he will go lights out for more gun control. Gun control is basically their number one step in gaining control.
I doubt Congress will pass any new controls but what bothers me is Obama just makes up laws on his own and no one seems to want to stop it.
This might relieve you mind a bit. It appears that we have been lied to about Governor Romeny’s record: