White House calls NRA video repugnant, cowardly

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 19, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    Worth stating again:

    'BO is using the dead children in Newtown for political purposes. How is that any less repugnant and cowardly than the NRA using his kids for political purposes? I would say it is even more repugnant and cowardly. It is just further proof BO is an elitist hypocrite".

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    Jan. 17, 2013 11:10 a.m.

    it is true, some children have more protection than others. Public schools should have the presence of an armed security guard during school hours. No matter how prohibiting the gun laws - crazies will get them.

  • EDM Castle Valley, Utah
    Jan. 17, 2013 9:10 a.m.

    Bruce T. Forbes,

    Do you know how to do a search on the Internet? Their website is easily found, and you can sign up right online. I'm sure the NRA will welcome your membership because they are quickly digging their own grave.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 17, 2013 8:21 a.m.

    BO is using the dead children in Newtown for political purposes. How is that any less repugnant and cowardly than the NRA using his kids for political purposes? I would say it is even more repugnant and cowardly. It is just further proof BO is an elitist hypocrite.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Jan. 16, 2013 9:03 p.m.

    The Truth: I wouldn't call Obama and his family "elite." I would call it prudence. I can honestly say that while sometimes fleetingly I get a twinge about the safety of my kids at schoola and hope nothing ever happens, I really don't get that worked up over it, and don't want their environment to become a place where armed guards are patrolling the place. And just as the recent school shooting has brought out the subject of banning certain weapons, so has it brought out those saying we need armed guards at school. I have never heard that call before, yet now it seems to be a pressing issue.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Jan. 16, 2013 6:31 p.m.

    Funny how the left has no problem with Obama using other's children to promote his political views and actions,

    like having children at signings of bills and executive orders,

    how hypocritical!


    Not one is challenging the need to protect the first family.

    However, are the people's children not as worthy of a similar kind of protection?
    Is armed protection only for the elite?

  • wYo8 Rock Springs, WY
    Jan. 16, 2013 5:34 p.m.

    only if you are un afraid of the truth will you find it. Guns don't kill people do. Take the guns out of law abiding citizens does nothing to protect children. Just remember more children are murdered from abortions than guns.

  • BrentBot Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 16, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    The reason for the Second Amendment, enumerated by our Founders, is to guard against tyranny. Just remember Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Castro, and Pol Pot. First they take away freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, then freedom of religion, and then finally they require citizens to relinquish their firearms.

    Given the influence of socialists and Marxists, it is not unreasonable for citizens to want to keep their firearms.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Jan. 16, 2013 3:39 p.m.

    If people can't see the difference and possible repercussions of protecting or not protecting a president's kids, any president's kids, as opposed to the population at large, then there truly is no reasoning with some people.

    I've had guns all my life, so have my family members, and so have the whole town that I grew up in - in fact, there were multiple guns per person - and not once has anyone felt the need to join the NRA, as far as I know. Hardly anyone even owned a hand gun. And unless someone were to sleep with their gun under their pillow, I doubt it would do them much good in the heat of the moment, even if they had one.

    This whole issue is a cultural issue in the United States. This kind of thing doesn't usually happen in other countries because those other countries' people don't look at guns the same way. There's a reason why my hometown has never had shooting-related incidents, and that is because a firearm is used for hunting, period. No one ever felt the need to go buy an AK-47 for recreation or otherwise.

  • Harley Rider Small Town, CT
    Jan. 16, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    Well no doubt the truth will sting. A workable solution is to Arm School Employees. Teachers, School workers , Bus Drivers will become trained and skilled for concealed carry & earn extra pay and also earn extra pay for maintaining a marksmanship rating. End the Gun Free Zones at all schools , universities , public buildings etc really stop and think how stupid that really is.

    All of the Elitist in Washington have armed guards watching their kids & grandkids so why not the rest of America? The common man's kids deserve to be safe also.

    Stopping the drugging of our kids with Psychotropic Meds will be the first thing that has to happen, this is the real reason behind all of the gun mishaps.

    So all this is just another diversion - for - what's going on with that debt ceiling ? Cutting Social Security ? Cutting Benefits for our Veterans? Cutting funding for our Schools ?
    While we continue to send Foreign Aid EveryWhere & Why is that?

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Jan. 16, 2013 11:51 a.m.

    "...The video calls Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for having armed Secret Service agents protect his daughters at school while not committing to installing armed guards in all schools...".

    Hypocrites, at the nra, call for States Rights...local control etc., yet blame the lack of armed officers at all schools on the President of The United States of America.

    The only consistent theme from nra hypocties is BLAME.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 16, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    Ok, what part of the video is not true?

  • H. Bob Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 16, 2013 10:37 a.m.

    May I suggest a new slogan for the NRA: "The NRA: First in the race to the bottom."

  • Bruce T. Forbes Kearns, UT
    Jan. 16, 2013 10:37 a.m.

    Mister Obama may think the NRA is repugnant and cowardly, but please notice he didn't call them inaccurate. I support the NRA's call to protect all our school children, and not just the White House children, so strongly that I plan on becoming a paying memeber of the NRA. Where do I sign up?

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Jan. 16, 2013 10:36 a.m.

    The add was disgusting, but the NRA specializing in disgusting behaviors. They are the most shameful organization in the country at this moment.