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Latest Outrage: Gun Control Group Edits Video To Savage Georgia Democrat

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A gun control group went to new lengths this week to target a moderate  Democrat for his support from the National Rifle Association — posting a video  that intersperses clips from one of his campaign ads with coverage of the  Connecticut school shooting, while selectively editing that ad to leave out key  lines.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence targeted Georgia Rep. John Barrow, dusting  off and re-airing parts of a 2012 campaign ad that shows Barrow holding up his  family’s guns.

The video shows  the congressman saying: “I’m John Barrow, and long before I was born, my  grandfather used this little Smith & Wesson here.”

The video, though, left out the last part of that  sentence,  which was “to help stop a lynching.”

Instead, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence cut to spliced-together footage  of Connecticut massacre coverage.

Likewise, the video showed Barrow holding up a rifle and saying: “And for as  long as I can remember, my father always had this rifle real handy.”

The video cut the quote before he concluded, “just to keep us  safe.”

The omissions were quickly picked up in local media. Barrow’s office has not  yet responded to a request for comment.

But the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence on Friday defended the video, which  includes the message “Shame on you, Congressman John Barrow” and urges him to  stop taking “NRA blood money.”

“We’re not here to run campaign ads for John Barrow. We’re not his PR team,”  group spokesman Ladd Everitt told FoxNews.com.

Asked about the omission of the line about stopping a lynching, Everitt said  he was “unable to confirm” Barrow’s claim about his grandfather.

“I think most Americans would understand that if you look at the history of  lynchings … there were probably precious few instances where white men with  guns prevented lynchings,” he said. Everitt added that the point was to  highlight Barrow’s ties to the NRA and resistance to new calls for gun  control.

“We didn’t have time to run his entire campaign ad,” he said.

Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/20/gun-control-group-omits-top-lynching-line-in-attack-ad/#ixzz2IVKotF3n


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