As President Obama begins pressing Congress to pass new gun control measures, the president and his fellow Democrats are bristling over an ad by the National Rifle Association that criticizes Obama for refusing to allow an armed security guard at every school.
Last month’s mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut prompted the latest crusade for gun restrictions.
Obama’s daughters have Secret Service protection at their private school in Washington, D.C.; the NRA ad says Obama is an elitist hypocrite for denying other children a degree of armed protection.
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said she believes it is inappropriate to involve the president’s children in the gun-rights debate; White House press secretary Jay Carney called the NRA ad repugnant and cowardly.
The NRA says it will work with Congress to find solutions to gun violence; but it says, “Attacking firearms and ignoring children is not the answer.”