Tell the NRA's A-Team in the Senate: Denounce offensive NRA ad

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"The NRA's recent video featuring the president's daughters is totally beyond the pale. Stand with your constituents and denounce the NRA and its incredibly offensive ad."
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Dear Friend,

The NRA has gone off the deep end. The same week that President Obama announced bold actions to combat gun violence, the NRA launched an offensive and totally inappropriate video featuring the president's daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Targeting the president's children is not only unacceptable, it's beyond the pale. But it's just par for the course for an increasingly paranoid and apocalyptic organization that purports to represent every-day gun owners but is merely a tool of gun manufacturers and arms traffickers.1

The NRA's behavior should make it a toxic presence on Capitol Hill. But dozens of senators in Congress are on the NRA "A-Team."2 These senators who have an "A" rating from the NRA have in the past have been proud to associate themselves with a ruthless lobbying operation that has blocked every attempt to pass sensible regulation in the past decade.3

Tell the NRA's A-Team: Denounce this offensive NRA ad featuring the president's daughters. Click here to sign automatically.

It's time for the NRA's A-Team in the Senate to either refute or take responsibility for the NRA's extremist demands. They've helped the NRA protect the rights of people on the U.S. terrorism watch list to be able to obtain weapons4 and also blocked ratification of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty5. Will they stand up for the NRA's repulsive ad featuring the president's daughters?

The ad makes a scurrilous comparison between the armed security that the First Family receive and the president's failure to endorse the NRA's proposal to put armed guards in every U.S. school. And they are exploiting the president's daughters to make their case for putting more guns in schools rather than taking military-style weapons out of civilian hands.

The senators who do the dirty work of the NRA in Congress need to know that standing by the NRA and its disgusting attack on the president's family is unacceptable and unbecoming of a member of the United States Senate.

Tell the NRA's A-Team: Denounce this offensive NRA ad featuring the president's daughters. Click here to sign automatically.

Creating a new police force for schools is a dangerous and expensive idea. The culture of guns in America is out of control and spiraling toward more tragic events like Sandy Hook. The answer is sensible gun regulation, not arming teachers.

We can begin to solve this problem by relegating the NRA — the cheerleader for gun manufacturers — to persona non-grata in the halls of Congress. And we do that by demanding that our representatives on Congress denounce the NRA for extreme behavior like this attack on the president's daughters.

Tell the NRA's A-Team: Denounce this offensive NRA ad featuring the president's daughters. Click the link below to sign automatically

Thank you for standing up the NRA.

Jordan Krueger, Campaign Manager
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1. Lee Fang, "Does the NRA Represent Gun Manufacturers or Gun Owners?" The Nation, 12-14-12.
2. Aaron Blake, "Where the Senate stands on guns — in one chart." Washington Post, December 17, 2012.
3. Ed Pilkington, "NRA: 10 ways it has weakened gun-control laws in the US." The Guardian, 04-13-12.
4. William Brangham, "On terrorist watch list, but allowed to buy guns." PBS, 04-28-11.
5. Aviva Shen, "U.N. To Reconsider Arms Trade Treaty Blocked By NRA Conspiracy Theories." ThinkProgress, December 25, 2012.

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