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NRA Television Ad Asks if President is Hypocrite
Obama Misses Target Deliberately With Anti-Gun Agenda, Says CCRKBA
President Barack Obama has deliberately missed the target with his proposed gun control scheme, announced Wednesday at the White House, because it is now clear he wants to blame law-abiding gun owners for the actions of criminals and madmen, according to the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
“Suddenly Mr. Obama wants to get more criminal and mental health records into the NICS background check data base and get a permanent director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms,” observed CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Where has he been for the last four years?”
Gottlieb noted that these proposals have been suggested in the past and supported by the firearms community, but they have repeatedly fallen on deaf ears. But now, as he exploits the Sandy Hook school tragedy, these items are high on his anti-gun agenda.
“Perhaps he was too busy during his first term, while his administration was running thousands of assault rifles, millions of rounds of ammunition and countless high capacity magazines to violent criminals and drug cartel thugs through his administration’s Fast & Furious program,” Gottlieb observed. “Now he wants to take away our Second Amendment rights when he and his friends have put more assault weapons in the wrong hands than all of organized crime?”
“The measures being proposed by the president will not prevent a repeat of the Sandy Hook tragedy, and he knows it,” Gottlieb said.
ABC News: No sooner had President Barack Obama laid out his gun control proposals Wednesday, than some states responded, saying they would move to block the laws’ enforcement. Some state legislators were even working feverishly to block the measures before the president proposed them.
Christie calls NRA commercial ‘reprehensible’
A day after President Obama called for new gun control measures, Gov. Chris Christie today said he would create a task force to study ways to reduce violence in New Jersey and called a National Rifle Association advertisement about the president’s daughters “reprehensible.”