The National Rifle Association released a pair of new ads on Tuesday attacking both Hollywood and Venezuela.
Chris Cox, the head of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, is featured in the ad and attacks celebrities and other elites.
“Here’s the truth about the Hollywood celebrities, political elites, and billionaires who attack the Second Amendment,” he said. “The thought of average people owning firearms makes them uncomfortable.
“They don’t like how the men and women who build their office buildings, vacation homes and luxury cars … who mop their floors, clean their clothes and serve their dinner … have access to the same level of protection as their armed security guards. They want you to surrender your freedom for a false promise of government-provided security they will never rely upon themselves.”
Cox said he and the NRA would never back down in a fight with elites.
“But no amount of money, power or fame gives anyone the right to take our freedom away,” he said. “At the core of the Second Amendment is the eternal truth that no life is more worthy of armed protection than another. That’s what I believe, and that’s what I fight for.”
The other video featured a Venezuelan immigrant who was disarmed by her former government. “I emigrated from Venezuela—one of the most dangerous countries in the world today,” she said. “A few years ago, the government came for our guns. We were told we would be safer without them.”
“Of course, the politicians, the rich and famous, their bodyguards and criminals—they still have their guns. Everyone else lives in fear. Mothers and fathers are powerless to defend their families. But the drug cartels and gangs—the colectivos—still have all the guns they want. And 90 percent of murders are never solved. The biggest mistake Venezuelans made was believing that this could never happen.”
She closed the video with a warning to Americans.
“Today, they would do anything for the Second Amendment freedom that we enjoy as Americans. Never ever take it for granted.”