BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today is launching a national television campaign challenging lies told by President Barack Obama about guns and crime, and is urging viewers to call a toll-free number and express their opinion about the president’s efforts to push his gun control agenda. The television spot may be viewed here.

“We’re fed up with the president’s repeated exploitation of tragedies to promote a failed agenda of public disarmament,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Law-abiding gun owners are not the problem, nor is their right to keep and bear arms, and Obama knows it. But true to the left wing principle of never letting a tragedy go to waste, the president and other anti-gunners have launched a massive attack on the Second Amendment.

“We’re asking one million Americans to call our toll-free number at (800) 292-9044 and simply press ‘1’ if they think the president is lying to push gun control,” he said.

“The president has argued that states with the toughest gun control policies experience less violent crime,” he continued. “Apparently he thinks Chicago and Baltimore are no longer part of the United States, much less Washington, D.C., New York or Los Angeles.

“He has referred to Australia’s gun laws,” Gottlieb added, “without mentioning that the cornerstone of that country’s effort was a massive and mandatory surrender of privately-owned firearms. That suggests to us that his agenda just might include gun confiscations if people don’t meekly turn them in.

“He claims that more guns in the hands of honest citizens, and the elimination of gun-free zones would not reduce gun-related crime,” he observed. “You never see mass shootings at gun stores or shooting ranges, but only places like schools, churches and shopping malls where firearms are forbidden.

“With our video, we’re asking a simple question,” Gottlieb said. “Do you think Obama is lying to push his gun control agenda? Just call our toll-free telephone number and cast your vote.”

SAF’s special toll-free telephone line is (800) 292-9044.