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to take away anyone's guns. And his
re-election campaign spent millions
to convince you that suddenly, for the
first time in his life, Barack Obama
didn't want to ban your firearms.
But having won his last election,
now the truth is coming out.
Since then, Obama has exploited
one tragedy after another to deceive
and frighten Americans about
firearms, and to call for a wide variety
of new anti-gun laws.
In fact, the Obama White House
has been holding weekly meetings
with all the major players of the
gun-ban lobby, planning a campaign
aimed at your guns.
THE WHITE HOUSE MEETS
WEEKLY WITH THE GUNBAN LOBBY.
And what they can't win through
legislation, they're imposing through
executive actions, regulation or
whatever scheme they can think of.
In fact, Obama's allies on Capitol
Hill have even gone so far as to change
the rules that have governed the u.s.
Senate for more than 200 years-
to give themselves nearly limitless
power to approve Obama's judicial
and regulatory nominees.
Once they get that rubber-stamp
approval, those judges and bureaucrats
are free to issue verdicts, set precedents
and make up rules of their own that
will cut the heart out of your right to
keep and bear arms-even decades
after Obama has left office.
It's not hard to see what's
happening here. Obama and his
allies are consolidating power.
They're short-circuiting the
Constitution's checks and balances
on government. And they're abusing
their authority to wage a full-frontal
attack on your freedoms.
And their primary weapon in that
campaign? Lies.
OBAMA ATTACKS YOUR
RIGHTS WITH LIES
In his 2013 State of the Union
speech, Obama described your semiautomatic firearms as "weapons of

war" that should be banned. At a San
Francisco fundraiser, he told highdollar donors that the Sandy Hook
murders were committed with a "fully
automatic weapon."
But Obama knows the difference.
Fully automatic firearms are what the
Secret Service uses to protect him. In
contrast, the semi-automatic firearms
you own-and that Obama wants to
ban-are not "weapons of war." They are
not "fully automatic." They don't spray
bullets. They fire once, and only once,
each time the trigger is pulled. They are
no more powerful than common rifles
traditionally used for deer hunting;
in fact, most are less powerful. They've
quickly become the most popular rifles
for sport in America. And they are rarely
used in crime: According to the fbi, rifles
of any kind are used in only 2.5 percent
of all homicides. Twice as many people
are murdered with fists and feet!
But these truths don't fit with Obama's
fundraising agenda. So he ensured these
truths were "transformed."
Obama and company want to
fundamentally transform American
society. They want us to give up the
American values and virtues we were
taught-individual rights, personal
responsibility, the right to own a firearm
for the protection of self, family and
freedom-by making those ideas seem
outdated, abnormal or wrong. They
try to shame you, ridicule your values
and stigmatize your beliefs, hoping to
make Americans more passive, more
dependent and, in the end, less free. And
they're more than willing to lie to do it.
Everywhere you look, anti-gun
politicians and their media enablers are
telling lies about firearms, lies about
crime, lies about your freedom to own
guns and lies about how to make the
American people safer.
They're trying to trick America into
thinking your semi-automatic firearms
are machine guns, that your owning a
firearm makes you a threat to society,
and that crime is increasing when it's
actually decreasing. In fact, the only thing
disarming good people will do is to give
criminals, deranged killers and terrorists
a blank check to murder at will.

At the same time, the media and
political class refuse to address the real
problems-not a lack of laws, but a
lethal lack of enforcement of existing
laws. The problem isn't gun shows-
the Justice Department found that
less than 1 percent of state prison
inmates incarcerated for gun crimes
had obtained their guns from gun
shows. If they wanted to make us safer,
these false-hearted politicians would
aggressively prosecute violent criminals.
Instead, they try to disarm you.
It's lie, after lie, after lie.
Because the truth is what Obama
and his ilk fear the most: The truth
that firearms save lives. The truth that
unenforced laws endanger us all. The
truth that the mental health system in
this country is in shambles. Most of
all, the truth that informed, involved,
voting nra members like you are all
that stand in the way of his vision of a
disarmed America.
ONLY YOUR NRA
MEMBERSHIP LETS US
FIGHT BACK WITH THE
TRUTH
In the days after the murders at
Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown,
Conn., the nra was the only group
that called for that which works when
nothing else can: Armed security in
schools to protect America's children.
To back it up, nra hired some of the
foremost experts in school security and
developed the National School Shield
program, which we offered to schools
across the country free of charge. We
put our money where our mouth is,
and we're making grants to put the
program in effect.
Yet the media and political elite
in Washington called us crazy. They
wrung their hands and said more
armed good guys would make schools
less safe-even as they enjoyed armed
security to protect themselves and their
loved ones.
But Americans saw through this
hypocrisy and chose what works. At
Sandy Hook Elementary, they stationed
armed security, while throughout the
surrounding community of Newtown,

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