The NRA has bought a $3 million ad attacking Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as a hypocrite, Politico reports. This marks the biggest single ad buy for Trump recently and comes at a time when some of the Republican Party’s most reliable donors, supporters and elected officials have ditched the GOP nominee in response to his statements and behavior during the campaign.
This shows the extent to which the NRA has determined that it must stop Clinton from winning the White House, especially since the next president will most likely have several Supreme Court appointments to make that they fear could chip away at the Second Amendment right to bear arms, Politico reports.
The new ad shows Clinton as someone out of touch with the dangers ordinary people face as she is protected by armed government agents at the same time she wants to deprive regular citizens of the right to defend themselves against violence.
The ad is being broadcast in the key states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nevada and North Carolina.
The NRA also jumped to Trump’s defense after he was criticized for saying at a rally that “Hillary wants to essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people — maybe there is, I don’t know.”
But Trump also received some support from a surprising source, The Washington Post.
The Post said that the opinion of Democrats and analysts that Trump had hinted for violence against Clinton was not the feeling of those at the event and that, aside from Democrats trying to score political points, the criticism from most others was relative mild, according to the paper.