Target: National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre
Goal: Apologize for ad which attacked President Obama’s family
Recently, the National Rifle Association (NRA) released an ad which has been seen as an attack on President Obama’s family. The ad compared the safety of the Obama children to the safety of other American children as an argument for having armed security officers in schools. The Obama children are not part of the gun debate, and it is morally reprehensible of the NRA to try and include them. The NRA still stands by this controversial ad, despite its unwarranted attack on children.
The NRA’s ad asks viewers “Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” and calls President Obama an elitist hypocrite. The ad claims that since the Obama children are protected by the Secret Service, the president is a hypocrite for not providing this same protection to every child in the country. This ignores the fact that the Secret Service has always protected the president’s family in order to keep them from being attacked as part of a political scheme. The NRA ad attacks the Obama children despite this essential difference.
The NRA’s proposed plan of armed guards in schools has been met with heavy controversy from gun control advocates, who do not agree that possibly untrained and heavily armed guards will be the solution to violence. The NRA is not increasing support for their argument with this morally reprehensible ad. According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, “Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. 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.” The NRA has crossed a moral line by bringing the Obama children into their ad campaign, and needs to apologize to the Obama family for this attack.
Dear Mr. LaPierre,
Recently, the NRA released an ad that attacked President Obama’s children as a statement about armed guards in schools. The ad claims that Obama is a hypocrite for not supporting these guards while the Secret Service protects his own children. By promoting this ad, you have brought the Obama children into this gun debate. These children do not deserve to be attacked for a debate in which they are not willing participants.
I ask you to apologize to President Obama and his family for this ad. His children do not deserve to be used as political pawns. The ad claims to be seeking protection for children, yet attacks children to achieve this goal. This ad is morally reprehensible for its attack on the Obama children, and the Obama family deserves an apology for this.
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