The White House is screeching like a scalded cat. Good! That means the NRA hit a bullseye with its latest ad, which takes Obama and other elitists to task for their double standard when it comes to security:

Unfair to Obama’s girls? Hell no!! Since when is telling the truth a bad thing?

The problem we have in Washington is illustrated by guns but not limited to the question of firearms. It is the hypocrisy and double standard. The President and the Congress earn hefty pensions that you, the average taxpayer, would love to have but can’t (unless you choose to run for Congress).

Congress passes laws that the average American must obey while Congressional members exempt themselves. And, members of Congress and the President, are protected by an army of security officials carrying firearms, including the deadly “assault rifle.” Why can the President be protected with an assault rifle, but not you?

And when it comes to using kids as political props? Yep, it is okay for Obama but verboten for anyone else. Obama draped his stage today with a veritable ethnic rainbow of lovable tykes, all bit players in his pathetic attempt to demonize gun owners and usurp the Constitutional rights of Americans.

Obama’s fantasy world is somewhat childlike. You just pass a law and all the bad things and bad people go away. Ban assault weapons? Sure. Just pass the law and they will evaporate. Of course, he’ll keep a couple around to give to his Secret Service detail. Why? Although it is illegal to kill the President. Although there are laws against such a heinous act, Barack Obama is not willing to bet his life on criminals obeying the law. Nope, he wants the insurance that comes from having armed Secret Service at his side. Let Obama get rid of his assault weapons and then he will have some credibility on this issue. But he won’t and he doesn’t.

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.