Parody: NRA urges members to ‘live in fear’

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, January 17, 2013 13:09 EDT
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A logo from a video parodying the National Rifle Association. Photo: Screenshot via FunnyorDie.com.
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In a video published Thursday, the funnymakers over at “Funny or Die” took on the National Rifle Association’s “stand and fight” ad as only satirists can.

“Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” a narrator asks. “Of course they are, but anyway. Why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?”

“Is it because the security needs of the president’s family and your family are different and comparisons are irrelevant? Or maybe it’s because multiple presidents have been killed by gun violence.”

It closes with a simple tagline: “NRA: Live in fear.”

The original, non-satire video was denounced by the White House on Wednesday as “repugnant and cowardly” for its use of President Barack Obama’s children to make a political point. Despite the criticism, conservatives have largely cheered the video, which appears to have cost the NRA very little to produce.

This video is from “Funny or Die,” published Thursday, January 17, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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