Gov. Christie calls NRA ad 'reprehensible'
January 17th, 2013
06:56 PM ET

Gov. Christie calls NRA ad 'reprehensible'

Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey skewered the National Rifle Association Thursday for referencing the president's children in a political attack commercial.

Speaking in a press conference, the outspoken governor decried the move as "reprehensible" and argued the group lost some credibility by making the ad.

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  1. *rob

    It is a valid response by the NRA. The king Obama has said that having armed guards/ teachers is not the answer. Well when the school that the kings kids go to have had armed guards for at least 10 gears, that is a hypocrisy. I say keep up the pressure NRA!

    January 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Portland tony

    Federal law requires Secret Service protection of the President and his family. The school employs 11 unarmed security personnel on their two campus's Just the facts...No school provided armed guards...

    January 17, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Keep reminding them, Tony.

      January 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. the prophet

    How will Americans declare war to their Government without arms, this is all a plan to take people rights away and to make sure people will be slaves to the system

    January 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Hamsta

    Not anymore reprehensible than Emperor Obama using kids as stage props for a photo shoot while signing executive orders for doctors to interrogate your children about the AK47 you hid under the mattress. Hitler also used children in the same manner along with Stalin, Castro, Mao and many other dictators.

    January 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Portland tony

      Do you honestly think this gun controversy would have gotten so much verbage if those children hadn't been slaughtered in their school room. Perhaps the President felt it was about the kids...the innocents...who depend on and trust us grown ups for their everything. You can shoot back..

      January 17, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Why should passing assault weapons ban be a tough sell in Congress? That eminently displays our nation's mental destitution to the rest of the world. Its embarrassing.
    Children massacred by gun fire, it needs what the President is doing to get us off the gun illness /addiction.

    January 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. saywhat

    Good evening all.
    Why should passing assault weapons ban be a tough sell in Congress? That eminently displays our nation's mental destitution to the rest of the world. Its embarrassing.
    Children massacred by gun fire, it needs what the President is doing to get us off the gun illness /addiction.
    And NRA, well that is & has been part of the problem.

    January 17, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. what

    what is with this guy- complete turn coat. He's more liberal that cuomo and doomburg put together. I think the hurricane did somethig to him. he shoud just resign and go democrat they'll take him with open arms

    January 17, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      You are correct what. The hurricane did do something to Christie. It showed him that the president was willing to put his campaign on the back burner and jump right in and offer his assistance while the republicans remained more focused on the election. And on top of that, the republicans jumped all over him for praising the president. So yeah, it would be sobering to find out what your party really represents.

      January 18, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. MilktoastOBOMBA 2.0EXPLAINED

    Dear President Obama, please stop being so reasonable

    In the fight over guns, we need a president willing to pull the trigger.

    John Stoehr's writing has appeared in American Prospect, Reuters, the Guardian, Dissent, the New York Daily News and The Forward.

    January 17, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. USA Bob

    Why do I find this ironic: the GOP wants to reverse Roe v Wade so a bunch of unwanted babies are born. But then thanks to,the NRA and with everyone having guns, most of them will get killed anyway. I guess everything evens out in life ....and death.

    January 17, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • steve

      hey bob at least roe vs wade went to supreme court...is this gun law going there. plus the american people should vote on this not some dumb executive order done by a socialist president and his cronnies...what a joke america is turning into

      January 18, 2013 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. Fair Use, Bad Argument

    I think the NRA's argument was fair, but it completely missed the mark. It's tough for me to allow the President (or anyone on his behalf) criticize the NRA for their use of the President's children in making their point when the President rolled out his 23 executive orders surrounded by a group of children, quoting them and asking them to wave for added tugs on the heart. Those are someones' children also. Do they matter less, because we don't know their parents? The problem with the NRA's argument, is that the American people are smart enough to know why the President's children are guarded closer than most children. We understand that the President's children are in far greater day-to-day danger than our kids will likely ever be. They also have to plan days in advance before going out in public and their friends have to go through background checks and metal detectors just to come over and play. Being the child of the President is an outlier with circumstances that require a different approach to safety that, thank God, our children do not have to endure. There are many things our politicians should have to experience just the same as the rest of us (taxes, healthcare, etc.), but personal protection may not be one of those and the NRA should know that.

    January 18, 2013 at 8:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Reprehensible?

    What's reprehensible is 10 million people viewing pics of president Obama holding little "victim Emelie Parker" in his lap AFTER the shooting.
    Youtube 'Sand Hook Shooting – Fully Exposed and be the 11 millionth viewer.

    January 18, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      No, that is Emilie Parker's sister in the photo, and you capitalizing on ther death in such a manner to satisfy your dreadful conspiracy theory garbage is absolutely reprehensible.
      This has been debunked repeatedly.
      Stop it.

      January 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Partisans

    If that were true, German citizens would have bever understood what their party stood for. (the "Workers Party", aka N.A.Z.I. party)
    "Everyone knew about the camps." – Oskar Schindler
    You only know what party leaders tell you to know, bobcat. And then when you see them building camps and killing/waterboarding suspects and still approve, well, that's when you know where you stand.

    January 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      "And then when you see them building camps and killing/waterboarding suspects and still approve, well, that’s when you know where you stand."
      This is your dream, Philip.
      Yours, and yours alone.
      You fully advocate genocide and torture to achieve your Utopia.
      Please do not accuse anyone sharing your dream; especially one who is as empathetic as bobcat is.

      January 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sal

    History doesent repeat it's self. No Country has ever had its civilian population disarmed and then suffered downfall. Oh, just German( WWII), USSR, Czechoslovakia, Rome, China (think Mao Zedong)...... But they don't count. Go back to sleep.

    January 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. saywhat

    "disarming the population", " attack on second amendment" etc. Propagandist nonsense & outpouring fanned by the problem itself NRA.
    It took massacre of children , though innocents lives are being lost on a scarily repeated basis in gun violence, for this nation to face its mad penchant for guns & violence.
    Hope Pr.Obama stands fast on his resolve, those opposing him in Congress are the ones to be condemned.

    January 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. saywhat

    comments blocked.

    January 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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