Check Out the Latest Clinton Attack Ad the NRA is Spending $5 Million to Disseminate

A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled, “Help the NRA Create the Ultimate Clinton Attack Ad,” and solicited your ideas to help the nation’s gun lobby create an effective ad that would really speak to voters on the fence about which candidate to get behind come November.

Well, I’m not sure if the NRA even saw that article or used our suggestions, but they did produce a new ad, one that I believe is more effective than the last one (see new ad above). Is the ad a new idea or a novel approach to show how Clinton is an existential threat to our 2A rights? No. I feel as though I’ve seen the same type of ad before, I just can place exactly where. But despite its unoriginality, I think it’ll be effective.

The ad, a 30-second TV spot known as “Nightstand,” shows a woman sleeping alone in her bedroom when she hears glass shatter, the ominous sound of an intruder breaking into her home. The voiceover says that the average police response time is 11 minutes. But that’s too late. She has a firearm by her bedside, but if Hillary’s elected she can via Supreme Court appointees take away that woman’s right to self-defense.

The voiceover ends with, “Don’t let Hillary leave you protected with nothing but a phone.”

Simple. To the point. Effective. As I wrote earlier this week, Hillary does want to destroy the Second Amendment. The ad underscores that message. She’s openly criticized the landmark 2008 Heller decision, which affirmed one’s individual right to keep and bear arms and struck down the D.C. ban on handguns. She’s indicated that an Australian-style mandatory buyback should be something the U.S. should consider. She’s supported repealing a law protecting gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits, which if repealed, could potentially bankrupt the entire firearms industry. In a nutshell, Clinton’s given support to almost every anti-gun policy measure and ploy out there. She is a gun-grabber through and through.

Spending $5 million on this particular ad buy, the NRA’s fourth and largest ad buy of the 2016 presidential cycle, the spot will appear on national cable as well as regional broadcast in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.

“The stakes in this election could not be higher. The American people cannot afford to elect a president who doesn’t support their Second Amendment freedoms,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF. “Hillary Clinton is an elitist, out-of-touch hypocrite who believes in one set of rules for her, and a different set of rules for the rest of us. This ad underscores that fact. Law-abiding Americans should not have a president who would leave them defenseless.”

“If ever there were a time to do everything possible to protect the Second Amendment, this is it. If elected, Hillary Clinton would work to eliminate our constitutional freedoms, ” Cox added.

What are your thoughts on this latest ad? Do you believe its effective? What other 30-second ad ideas would you like to see the NRA embrace?

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • John September 22, 2017, 8:38 am

    The first person that thinks it will never happen to them better go look in the mirror and the first person they see very well could be the next victim!!

  • Tom Horn September 27, 2016, 8:17 pm

    Believe the ad would be more effective if they showed a male unable to defend his family. Males are more sensitive about being emasculated.

  • Patriot September 27, 2016, 2:59 pm

    By far, the most powerful, disgraceful and untruthful support for liar and corrupt Hillary is the News Media, and THAT IS A FACT !!!! I am convinced that the media does all they can do to help the most controversial and least qualified candidate get elected. Why would the media do this? During the term of the disreputable and usually deranged politician, actions are taken and things are said that make “good” news broadcasts for the media and it is their responsibility to their employers to obtain news that will be “more interesting” to their viewers than other news organizations could obtain. The bottom line is that the news media, in general, is not concerned about the consequences of the election for the good of the public, instead, the news media is concerned about the consequences of the election for the good of the the news media. The news media can gain more viewers and keep the news media employed if the news is out of the ordinary. The news about the actions of deranged Hillary would definitely be “out of the ordinary”.


  • Mike Watkins September 25, 2016, 3:33 pm

    Lately a strange thought has occurred to me: what if ISIS, radical Islam, assorted jihadis, etc. all have a hidden motive with the attacks in the US? NOT just to terrorize us.

    We are known worldwide as a Nation of armed citizens, notwithstanding the current urban trend to fear and abhor weapons. With every shooting incident, particularly any seemingly random mass shooting, the clamor grows from the left to strip us of our 2nd Amendment Rights. More people in the middle, neither particularly right nor left, start agreeing we should just become a gun-free society.

    I’m thinking the Islamists see that and may be deliberately manipulating that with their attacks. And our left, always short on understanding of human nature, plays right into their hands.

    As for the troll on this thread with the Muslim sounding name and his pretended scorn for the NRA, burn in hell, cocksucker! I believe you know full well the effectiveness of the NRA is one factor standing in the way of Muslim domination of the US.

  • Stephen Davie September 25, 2016, 10:03 am

    In Canada a few years back, the Liberal government decided in response to “one” horrible shooting incident, to make it mandatory to register all guns, including long guns. This produced a bureaucratic jungle of waste of taxpayers time, loss of rights for millions of honest law-abiding Canadians, harassment for millions of collectors and sport hunting enthusiasts and competition shooters. Police were given the blanket right to enter the home of anyone at any time on the ” suspicion ” of some sort of firearm’s violation, such as unsafe storage or possessing guns (perhaps inherited) that were not registered. The urban sector in Canada….the uninformed “citiots” supported this legislation, because they get to read and wear the violence statistics in those pent-up hell-hole drug-ridden crime-ridden wretched unnatural disaster zones. Sportsmen, country folk, farmers, trappers, collectors, heritage country living folk….all fought back. We elected a different government who made the promise to scrap the virtually offensive destructive wasteful legislation, and to restore our rights. THE POINT of this story from your largest nearest neighbor and friend, CANADA, is that THIS is the election for Americans who value their rights to own, possess and use firearms to stand together and in this election VOTE to preserve those heritage rights. Like it or not, Donald Trump is indeed in touch with traditional Americans and their values. It is rightminded to feel that the time is now for an American president who can put the USA and her friends first, and rebuild the American economy and bring back into focus, traditional American values. As I age, I appreciate so much my right to go partridge or duck hunting in the fall with my sons and their families. I love my days in the duck blind with my favorite hunting buddy of many years. I love the thrill of bagging a fat grouse with my little 410, or dropping a high flying mallard with my browning over/under. Deer hunting for our family puts rich organic meat on the table all year. Nothing is wasted, and we hunt on our own properties where deer are properly cared for and a strong herd maintained. These are traditional family values….the hunting, shooting, and the appreciation of fine firearms. I also attend gun shows, which for me is like entering a museum with the option of buying some of the finest art. The fellowship among hunters and shooters is entirely wholesome all across North America. Tourist businesses will tell you their hunting customers are the best, the most appreciative, kind and generous. THIS IS THE ELECTION for every American gun owner to concentrate on two things. This is the election to put a businessman….again…BUSINESSMAN…in the White House. You have endured too many quasi-academic flakey professional bureaucrat presidents…sellout people. This is the election to vote for your guns, the right to own them, cherish them, collect them, use them, enjoy them, and when you need them no more, to pass them along to your grandchildren. When people ask you who you are voting for….say…” I’m votin’ as My Grandpa Would….I’m votin’ for My Right to Enjoy My Guns, My Hobby, My Heritage. I Am votin’ To Ensure Nobody Will Ever Take Away That Old Model 12 Winchester Grandpa Left US, or The Right To Use It Forever. I Am Votin’ Like a Traditional American! It is a Vote…for Freedom!

  • gary September 24, 2016, 1:00 pm

    Hillary is guns for my security staff ‘F’ you and yours.

  • joe September 23, 2016, 10:16 pm

    The NRA has an old saying, Vote Freedom First. As a life NRA member, I always have and always will vote “for the gun”. The NRA And the 2nd Amendment Foundation, will always stand up and fight for our gun rights, Now is the time to donate to them.

  • Mohomed Kahn September 23, 2016, 3:56 pm

    What a narrow view of the world you all have. The NRA was founded to support weapons manufacturers not American citizens. They support the second amendment to sell more guns to stupid people who think they can win a battle against a government that has the most powerful army in history. They will do to you as they please. Just ask Cliven Bundy! They will murder you like LaVoy Finicum! Donald Drumph calls for more police and will use them to take your weapons! The Donald is a wolf in a Rat suit. And all of you are to blame. All talk and no action. Do any of you even know who LaVoy Finicum is? Or what he died for? You whine about Hillary and that Ni–er President, when neither have ever pushed any kind of legislation to revoke your right to own a gun. America always has been and always will be about guns. It’s the only thing we export anymore. Personally, I prefer Israeli weapons. They know how to make them, and they know how to use them!

    • Jackpine September 23, 2016, 4:34 pm

      A Brief History of the NRA
      Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops, Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to “promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis,” according to a magazine editorial written by Church.

    • Richard Harper September 23, 2016, 4:59 pm

      Go away troll. Ask your mom to bring you a Hot Pocket while you’re being a bad ass on the computer in her basement.

    • DRAINO September 25, 2016, 9:52 am

      Dude! You are laying your IGNORANCE out in full view for everyone to see. Sounds like you are the one with the narrow view. Feel free to NOT visit this sight ever again. Have your own opinion……somewhere else.

    • John September 22, 2017, 8:26 am

      You may be right but I will bet you this, your ass will be gone long before mine will!
      We the people of Texas know what our rights are and it may be another Alamo but we WILL never give up without A fight!!🇨🇱

  • Lonnie September 23, 2016, 2:09 pm

    The wife and I were having a talk about all of this. I wondering how many people are in all the branches of the US military? I would almost bet not as many as even in the 60’s. Even if there is, they are all over the world. What is to stop another country from invading the US? Who is going to try and stop them if we don’t have our weapons? The US military is all over and they will be on the outside looking in. They won’t be here to help. Maybe Clinton should think about that. If someone invades the US the first place they are going to go is Washington DC. That is, unless she is on their side. Which in that case she is going to let them in with open arms. It could be, she never saw the original movie “RED DAWN”. That movie tells it pretty good about how it would probably happen. It’s good thing a lot of us were raised with guns and bows and arrows.

    • John September 22, 2017, 8:30 am

      Yep, the The average household. Texas has at least six got some have in excess of 50 to 75 and leave at some of the hundred. We also have way more ammo that we have survivability. Remember the Alamo and has one famous Alamo hero said you can go to hell and I am going to TEXAS🇨🇱

      • John September 22, 2017, 8:32 am

        That Alamo hero was Davy Crockett. 🇨🇱

  • Grifhunter September 23, 2016, 11:52 am

    Ok, where are all the patriots? Have you stepped up and donated to the NRA Political Victory fund? NRA Institute for Legislative Action? Just being a paid member doesn’t get these videos out. You need to pony up and stop letting others carry your water. The price of one less box of ammo won’t kill anybody, but collectively it can do real good in getting the undecided in the elections to think 2A first.

  • Patriot September 23, 2016, 10:40 am

    Hillary’s deranged attitude and opinion on gun control is well known to the public. We must also remember that there are Hillary supporters who have the same attitude and the supporters should be well known to the public. Many of the supporters are named and described below.

    On television, I just saw a liar Hillary campaign add. The add showed about 6 Republicans (pseudo Republicans) that claim they support liar Hillary and will not vote for Trump. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine was one of them. She must be a damn idiot. These so called Republicans actually believe that corrupt Hillary would be a better president than Trump. The “judgement” of these people is incomprehensible and totally out of touch with what is best for America. ROTTEN TO THE CORE Hillary would absolutely be the most devisive and the worst president the United States has ever seen, even worse than the corrupt liar and “executive action” Obama. It is beyond belief that these politicians that are supposed to have good judgement actually have terrible judgement and do not deserve to represent the Republicans or anyone else in the United States. These people should be VOTED OUT as soon as possible.They should be replaced with true Republicans that have the good sense to do what is best for the United States. Hillary as president would positively be a terrible ordeal for all Americans.

    The biased media supports Hillary and idiot Democrats. The network news media and Hillary, Billy, and Chelsea supporters, such as Obama, Tim Kaine is Hillary’s selection for Vice President, Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer are rotten gun control politicians from California, Gov. Brown of California, Gov. Brown of Oregon, Gov. Inslee of Washington, Bloomberg is a major gun control idiot who contrives with Katy Couric to make the pro gun people seem to be confused and stupid on network news, Soros is a major gun control idiot who is a friend of Hillary and owns Progressive insurance, Sen. Schumer of New York wants to stack the U.S. Supreme Court with gun control Democrat justices, Katie Couric who contrived with Bloomberg to make the network news represent pro gun people as confused and stupid, Attorney General of Massachusetts Maura Healey who dictated that certain common guns are illegal, Sen. Harry Reid of Arizona who, as Majority Leader of the Senate, refused to hear Republican legislation, Dan Gross who is leader of the gun control Brady Bunch, Bill Gates who owns Microsoft is in favor of more gun control actions, Rupert Murdoch who is a biased gun control Democrat of FOX NEWS, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she will not vote for Trump, and so does Rep. Sen. Lindsay Graham and Rep. Sen. Mitt Romney, and all have something in common and it is the fact that all are ROTTEN TO THE CORE and do not know what is best for the United States !!!!

    Remember Hillary’s comment about the four Americans killed in Benghazi when she was Secretary of State and made no effort to help :
    This comment describes the reason there was no help for the four Americans that were killed :

    • Mohomed Kahn September 23, 2016, 3:25 pm

      You live in a dilutional world! Your narrow view of life has twisted your mind to be completely logic free..
      You could not logically argue or even point out one action Obama has taken that jeopardises your political or morel point of view! Right? You whine like a baby about Benghazi without knowing any of the facts. I usually disregard people as stupid as yourself but in this case I don’t mind pissing on your worthless babble. Of course your worthless life has accomplished nothing to affect the world, thank God. While other people work to make the United States a better place for even you, you sit on your arss and hide behind your worless tweets. Have a good time in Hell when you get there.

      • gary September 24, 2016, 12:57 pm

        I for one still believe freedom is not FREE. but if you take AWAY THE WEAPONS OF THE CITIZENS THEY HAVE NO WAY TO GAURENTEE IT WILL STAY THAT WAY. The government that fears the citizens takes their guns. It is that simple. All this speak about public safely is smoke screen. . My personal Hillary favorite is ‘We are trying to make more difficult for the CRIMINALS to LEGALLY buy guns’, if you look at a 4473 form you fill out when you LEGELLY buy a gun (Handgun/Rifle/Shotgun of anykind) you precluded from buying them if you are a felon, drug addict or domestic abuser etc… Hence Hillary is full of you know what………………………. And LYING yet again!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • DRAINO September 25, 2016, 9:24 am

          I’m with you, Gary. But don’t bother arguing with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level. He can’t even spell delusional correctly. If he can’t spell or even use spell check correctly….we can’t expect him to use his brain for higher functions like discerning right from wrong.

  • Steve Holsten September 23, 2016, 5:36 am

    Killary Hitlery is not presidential material at all.

    • Kane September 23, 2016, 11:03 am

      Trump is very scary and yet he is still the best candidate.

      • Mohomed Kahn September 23, 2016, 3:35 pm

        Trump is a paharia that will lead you into a fool’s paradise. A corrupt liar conman who only an Idiot would support. Have your IQ checked. Drumph couldn’t care less about you or anyone else in the world. He uses people for his own profit and power. Ask everyone who ever did business with this sack of cowchips! Go ahead and vote for this Nazi filth. Then wallow in the cesspool he creates. You will deserve what you get!

        • Richard Harper September 23, 2016, 4:54 pm

          “Clinton is a lying greedy crook that will lead you into a fool’s paradise. A corrupt liar who only an Idiot named Mohomed would support. Have your IQ checked. Hillary couldn’t care less about you or anyone else in the world.” There. Fixed it for you, Mohomed…..Better start learning to say “President Trump”. LMAO!!!

        • FT Cochran September 23, 2016, 11:15 pm


        • gary September 24, 2016, 12:58 pm

          All I can say is ;please go back to your mommy………. she needs to train better…………

  • Joe September 23, 2016, 4:38 am

    The picture should have faded with her giving a blood curdling scream as the Hooded thug enters her bedroom through a smashed door…

  • Christian September 23, 2016, 3:28 am

    The NRA doesn’t need to spend 5 million Dollar for making and spreading such a video. All they have to do is to spread some live footage of what is going on in Europe every single day, especially videos from what happened in the cities of Cologne and Hamburg in Germany on the night of 31st December 2015/1st January 2016. They could make a statement like: “The people in Europe have nothing to defend themselves and this is the result. Hillary Clinton wants you to become one of these victims right here in America as well, by taking your guns away.”

    A much cheaper message with shocking live footage of what happens if the people don’t have guns, while the police is overwhelmed by the situation as well. Then no one can say “This is just bad NRA propaganda”.

    • Manuel Chaconis September 23, 2016, 9:31 am

      The NRA can show some recent videos of Australians defending themselves with sticks/brooms against a bad Muslim armed with a large knife who had just attacked and bloodied a man out for a walk. It was so pathetic how these civilians had to protect themselves. Australian citizens have basically been disarmed not long ago under a government mandatory gun buyback.

      • Christian September 23, 2016, 11:23 am

        Yes Manuel, live footage from Australia would be as good as the one from Germany. In fact, any footage from outside of the US could bring the message to the American people. You guys are the last fortress of freedom and especially self-defense. If you guys lose it all in November to Hillary and her new supreme court…. I don’t even want to think about that possibility!

      • 2B or not 2B 2A September 25, 2016, 1:58 am

        Good idea Manuel but there is plenty of live footage from right here in the USA. Chicago, California, Washington, New York/Jersey, etc. One would have to dig to find this “live footage” as the media will not air such things, it’s against their agenda. My first thought was also of using live footage to get the message across instead of an actor potraying what may or may not happen. I just saw a compelation of live police dashcam video of police officers being gunned down by criminals in response to BLM. The compelation of short videos shows the dangers of what our LEO’s face evry time they pull over ANY vehicle and was posted by a black male calling for BLM to “protest” not only police/black shootings but black on black crime in his hood.
        I couldn’t help but think to myself while watching these officers being gunned down that possible if all law abiding citizens could legally carry and be in a position to “back up” or help these officers, maybe the crime rate would decline. Bottom line a short compelation of true stories of law abiding citizens defending themselves before police arrived would get the message across.

    • Kane September 23, 2016, 11:08 am

      The opposition will always criticize the NRA so I do not worry about what might be said by them. I do not know whether $5 million is an appropriate amount but I suspect the NRA knows what they are doing on behalf of us members.

      • Christian September 23, 2016, 5:39 pm

        Hello Kane, sure I would never doubt that the NRA knows what they are doing and I think the money is well spent, especially now, just around 1.5 months before the votes. And yes, you are absolutely right, there will be always people that will criticize the NRA, no doubt about that. But maybe some of the voices could shut down, if they would use live footage of people getting assaulted and cannot defend themselves in so many countries worldwide, instead by making a movie all by themselves but this is of course just my opinion.

    • Ben Veach September 23, 2016, 12:04 pm

      NRA’s current Pro-Gun messaging is Very Good~Thousands of Antis- existed before 9-11. They still need schooled on correlation between Guns-Crime-Freedom & Constitution

      • Christian September 23, 2016, 5:42 pm

        Hello Ben, yes you are absolutely right. I just fear that, although there is always hope, most of these anti-gun people, especially the ones that are like that even since before 9/11, are, as I would call them, lost souls that cannot be turned around anymore, no matter what kind of message you try to give them. I had my experience in different topics with certain people and tried to convince them but some are just too fanatic unfortunately.

  • DRAINO September 22, 2016, 11:45 am

    “Hillary Clinton is an elitist, out-of-touch hypocrite who believes in one set of rules for her, and a different set of rules for the rest of us.” Perfectly said!!!!

  • SuperG September 22, 2016, 10:27 am

    This ad is truthful and to the point. Sadly, the people that need to see and comprehend its meaning, will have their heads back while they gargle with their liberal Kool-aid.

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