Posted: Jan 16, 2013 1:12 PM by NBC News
Updated: Jan 16, 2013 1:17 PM
WASHINGTON - A new ad from the National Rifle Association is causing controversy for the nation's largest gun advocacy.
The ad makes reference to the security of president obama's daughters, sparking harsh criticism from those who say the spot crosses the line.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney attacked the ad saying in a statement, "Most Americans agree that a President's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. But to go so far as to make the safety of the President's children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly."
The N-R-A is fighting back with their statement saying, " Whoever thinks the ad is about President Obama's daughters are missing the point completely or they're trying to change the subject. This ad is about keeping our children safe."
The ad comes just as President Obama announces his plans to curb gun violence saying his first task is to keep children safe.
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