On almost 99% of the views you and I have, we disagree. I didn’t vote for you and were I running for your office, I can assure you that you certainly wouldn’t have voted for me. Our agendas are different. Our beliefs are different. Everything about us is different. I’m going to share my thoughts here, briefly, and then leave you with a YouTube video I made earlier this evening regarding the subject.
I am a member, and I refuse to use the adjective “proud”, of the NRA. I added my name to their roles this last year as a way to ensure someone is fighting for my rights as a gun owner. I’ve been dismayed the last month or so at some of the actions they have taken on behalf of America’s gun owners, but today, Sir, well, as my mother is fond of saying “that takes the cake.”
Today the NRA reached out and attacked your office and your person through your children. I know you and I agree on very little, but I’m fairly educated about your policies. I make it a point to be. I assumed they did the same. Regretfully I was incorrect in that assumption.
Today the NRA aired the most libelous and inaccurate piece of media-flotsam I’ve ever seen. The video opens with “Are the Presiden’t kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools?” Yes, I agree you’ve been “skeptical” about armed “security” in our schools, but you’ve never stated that armed police officers (trained personnel) were a hazard to our kids. They played the wording just right so as to be technically correct with their statement while at the same time painting the picture in the light they wanted to.
They then refer to you as Mr, Obama, intentionally and willfully leaving out the correct title of “President Obama.” While I strongly disagree with you, sir, you are afforded the respect, at least in my household, of the office you hold. You will one day again be “Mr. Obama” but not as long as you reside as the Commander in Chief of the United States. It was a shameful way for a professional lobbyist organization to address you, especially considering this is a lobbying organization that is expected to deal on a level playing field with other Washington politicians. It was mud-slinging at its most tactful, but still mud slinging.
The video ends with “Protection for their kids, and gun-free zones for ours.” While I disagree with schools being gun-free zones, I also have two brain cells to rub together. You are in fact the single most sought-after target for political assassination, REAL assassination, kidnap, murder, and extortion in the entire world. I’ll be honest, Sir. It’s completely OK with me that your kids have around-the-clock protection from the secret service, and armed guards at their schools. It would be a hugely asinine thing for them NOT to be protected thus. You and I disagree on so many things that it would be incredibly unlikely for the two of us to come to much of an agreement on anything, sir. However, from one father to another; you can put one-hundred armed guards in their schools if you’d prefer. I’ll never say a single word in protest. I don’t like you much, sir, but your kids are an unfair target and on behalf of every civil-tongued Christian gun-owner in this nation, I respectfully and sincerely apologize for the cowardly and shameful way the NRA acted today. We aren’t all like that.
That’s all I have to say on the matter…
Good Day, Mr. President.