In an ad, the NRA criticized the President for allowing his children to go to school with armed guards, while demanding "gun-free zones" for other children. Jay Carney responded in a statement by saying that the president's children should not be used as "pawns in a political fight." The White House Press Secretary continued his attack by calling the National Rifle Association's advertisement "repugnant and cowardly."
Ironically, the criticism that children should not be used as "pawns in a political fight," comes as Hinna Zeejah, 8, Taejah Goode, 10, Julia Stokes, 11, and Grant Fritz, 8, prominently stood behind President Obama as he signed executive orders "outlining proposals to reduce gun violence." Perhaps only children other than the Obama children should be used as "pawns in a political fight". Jay Carney should clarify that the NRA is not allowed to use children for political purposes, but the president is.
The list of the twenty-three executive orders regarding gun control by Obama can be found here.
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