Letter: NRA ad about Obama is despicable



Regardless of where one stands in the debate concerning curbing gun violence, all citizens with even an iota of conscience should agree that the National Rifle Association’s current advertising campaign that brings President Obama’s children into the debate is beyond despicable.

The NRA’s officials talk like self-serving sociopaths far out of line with gun owners and responsible sportsmen like myself and millions of others who agree that reasonable measures must be taken to protect the most fundamental rights of all Americans — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — without the constant threat of violence at the end of rapid-fire weapons in the hands of deranged people.

Thomas Austin