In the wake of the Orlando terror attack, many politicians, including President Obama and Hillary Clinton, have called for a ban on the AR-15 and other “assault weapons.”
The NRA responded to these calls with a powerful attack ad, featuring retired Navy SEAL Dom Raso.
“When you say ‘assault weapons,’ when you say ‘weapons of war,’ it immediately shows your level of ignorance [of] what we’re actually talking about,” Rasso said on “Fox and Friends” this morning.
Raso explained that for most Americans, an AR-15 is the best defense against terror or crime, because it’s easy to use, accurate and reliable.
He noted that Obama and Clinton may call for an AR-15 ban, but they are protected by armed guards who use them.
Similarly, he said, when Americans call the police in an emergency, they are hoping that they show up with AR-15s.
“When you have the proper mindset, it’s not about writing off your accountability for safety,” Raso said. “It’s about embracing that accountability.”