The NRA is badass in every sense of the word.
WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association stepped up its anti-Obama rhetoric on Thursday, declaring in a fundraising email that President Barack Obama had allegedly “pledged to raise $20 million to ram his gun ban agenda through Congress.”
The claim was part of a fiery appeal by NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox sent to the group’s approximately 4 million members. Cox wrote that Obama and “anti-gun politicians are on an all-out crusade” to “ban your guns and abolish every last sacred right you have under the Second Amendment … until they reduce your freedom to ashes.”
According to Cox, Obama’s “rich, gun-hating friends in Hollywood, along with anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg, will shower him with the money he needs to strip you of your gun rights.”
This appeal is part of a lobbying juggernaut the NRA unleashed this week to coincide with Obama’s announcement of a sweeping new effort to prevent gun violence. The NRA began with a highly controversial attack ad on Tuesday, which labeled the president an “elitist hypocrite” because his two young daughters receive armed Secret Service protection. On Wednesday, the group accused Obama of “attacking guns and ignoring children.”