/// Tone-Deaf NRA Ad Asks Why the Secret Service Protects the President’s Kids
The National Rifle Association has, perhaps unsurprisingly, really gone for broke with its latest spot, its first after the horrifying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting spree in December. Many peripheral culprits have been blamed beyond gunman Adam Lanza, who killed himself at the scene, including violent video games and violent movies , but the most prominent scapegoat has been the firearms industry. Many in the news media compared the shooting to the 1993 Dunblane massacre in Scotland, which resulted in the United Kingdom's prohibition on handguns. The NRA has not exactly been a model of restraint in the weeks following the shooting. A week after the murders, association spokesman Wayne LaPierre said that his solution to the problem of gun violence was more armed guards at schools, prompting even harsher criticism of the NRA.