The National Rifle Association (NRA) launched a nationwide ad campaign featuring members such as Navy Cross recipient Marcus Luttrell, retired Marine Oliver North, conservative radio and TV host Dana Loesch and others.
In one of its newer ads titled “My Rights” an elderly black woman who walked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma tells how guns are not allowed in the housing complex where she lives. The woman was threatened with eviction by the government housing authority after she decided to purchase a firearm for personal protection.
“Gangbangers and drug dealers walk down our hall everyday. My neighbors and I were scared. We called the police. But they can’t keep us safe. Some of us are too afriad to even leave our apartments. But the housing authority told me, if bought a gun to protect myself, they’d throw me to the streets. If I’m not free because of my address today. What makes you think you’ll be free tomorrow?”
What a powerful ad!