In a sharp pushback against any new gun regulations, the National Rifle Association posted a Web video that labels President Barack Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for allowing his daughters to be protected by armed Secret Service agents while not embracing armed guards for schools.
"Are the president's kids more important than yours?" a male narrator asks in the video. "Then why is he skeptical of putting armed security in schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards in their school?"
The spot drew an indignant response from the White House.
"Most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight," White House press secretary Jay Carney said. "But to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly."
The video is part of what's expected to be an aggressive NRA lobbying push to thwart new gun regulations. -- AP