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

Earl29 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:11 PM
I see no reason to suppose their lives are any more precious than those of normal school children. Protect them all.
Mary973 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:12 PM
You know they have not been targeted? I believe any President deserves SS protection for his or her family for life. You cannot be that naive to think a Pres or ex Pres or their children would not be a high profile target for terrorist? Really?
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:23 PM
If they are higher profile targets, why have they not been targeted? Perhaps because they are well guarded? Why should not all children be guarded?
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:19 PM
Really? Tell that to the parents of Newtown. Protect ALL the children.
Mary973 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:15 PM
Not more precious, but unlike most children high profile targets.

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...