From the Mouth of a Gun Owner
MoveOn.org is a liberal organization that has battled the Republican Super PAC’s for years. It has decided to spend six figures of its funding to place ads on cable networks such as CNN denouncing gun violence and revealing names of Republican Congressmen who take money from the NRA lobby for election campaigns.
The ad will be called; “The NRA doesn’t speak for me.” It features a man by the name of Jerry Thompson, who describes himself as a gun owner and proud defender of the Second Amendment who says, “for years I’ve watched Congress take money from the NRA and then oppose any kind of reform that helps keep us safe.”
Thompson told CNN he is disgusted with the response of the Republican Party to the massacre in Newtown where 20 young children and 6 adults needlessly lost their lives.
At the end of President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night, he singled out some of those in the audience who were victims of gun violence including Gabby Giffords, the parents of Hadiya Pendleton, and some of the Newtown parents. He simply said, “they deserve a vote”.
The expected response by the NRA’s spokesman Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, was as expected: “When nothing else matters to every parent in America, President Obama had nothing to say about school security and nothing he proposed has anything to do with protecting one child in any school in this country,” LaPierre said in remarks billed as a response to Tuesday’s speech.
He said that Mr. Obama does not care about protecting kids in school, he wants to “dismantle the second amendment”.
Lies breed more lies. The facts are that the President has proposed three changes to the second amendment. They are logical, and as he said, “if they save even one life, they are important”. He wants a ban on assault rifles of the type used by the military, a ban on high output magazines, as used by the military, and complete and extensive background checks of any individual wishing to purchase handguns at any venue. There is nothing unusual or unrealistic about his ideas. The gun crazies will still have their toys.
The commercial ends with this: “I’ve had enough. So here’s my message to Congress. You take money from the NRA and then continue to do their bidding, we’re going to remember that come election time. The NRA doesn’t speak for me, and they don’t speak for the vast majority of Americans so stop taking their money”
Columnist-The Guardian Express