A new ad by the National Rifle Association claims President Barack Obama's proposed gun regulations would lead to "government confiscation of legal firearms owned by honest citizens."
The nation's largest gun rights advocacy group released the web video Tuesday night in response to the president's State of the Union address. Obama's impassioned request to lawmakers to vote on proposals including requiring universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, received a standing ovation.
"President Obama gives a good speech and when you listen him talk about new gun laws, you may think he sounds reasonable," says NRA executive director Chris Cox.
The ad claims a Justice Department memo says that an assault weapons ban would only work in conjunction with a mandatory gun buyback program. It also says the memo points out the effectiveness of universal background checks depends on "requiring gun registration."
"Requiring gun registration with the federal government?" Cox said. "That's an illegal abuse of privacy and freedom." The ad concludes with Cox asking: "Still think President Obama's proposals sound reasonable?"
Via The Hill