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Is Chris Christie Overreacting Over the NRA’s “Reprehensible” Ad?

Birdman III Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 12:31 PM
If the president can be protected by guns, then all we want is the same right... to be protected by our guns. If the president's children get protection by guns, then all we want is for our children to protected too. Is that too hard to understand, Allison?

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is apparently up in arms because the National Rifle Association released an ad asking simple yet important question: If President Obama’s kids are protected by professional armed guards -- why can’t yours be, too?

I agree with the governor on a number of substantive points, but here are two things to consider:

1. The NRA -- at no point during their advertisement -- explicitly attacked Sasha and Malia Obama by name. Yes, they imply that the “president’s children” -- because of who they are -- have certain...