The Second Amendment Foundation has launched a scathing new video campaign aimed at derailing President Barack Obama’s new executive actions on gun control.
“President Obama is exercising another power grab,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb in a news release launching the video, “and it is a direct assault against Second Amendment rights.”
It is the exact opposite to a new 30-second ad launched by Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group created by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, who were in the audience during CNN’s Town Hall on gun control, with the president.
Their video asserts, “Mass shootings, daily gun violence, but Congress won’t act. Now there’s good news. New action tightens the loopholes that allowed criminals to get guns without a background check…” But that ad visually alludes to gun shows, and none of the guns used by mass shooters were obtained at gun shows, including the one used by the Tucson gunman who tried to kill Giffords.
The SAF advertisement is hard-hitting, and encourages people to call a special toll-free telephone number or log onto the SAF website “Stop Obama” page.
The video can be seen below:
“The president has failed to push his gun control agenda through Congress,” Gottlieb noted, “so he has decided to try to bypass Capitol Hill, and the Constitution, with executive orders. He has failed at that before and now is the chance for the American people to make sure he fails again.
“The Second Amendment is not up for grabs, nor is it subject to the whims of a president who would turn gun collectors and hobbyists into criminals, use the Social Security Administration to strip gun rights from the nation’s senior citizens, or transform the National Instant Check System into a gun registration scheme,” Gottlieb added.
Some critics have argued that Obama really didn’t offer anything new. Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano suggested that the president does not have the constitutional authority to take any action.
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