The National Rifle Association (NRA) has released its strongest argument against a Hillary Clinton presidency. In a new advert, the NRA urges voters: "Don't let Hillary leave you defenceless."
The 30 second spot shows a woman in bed when her house is broken into. As she calls 911, she reaches for the place she uses to store her gun but it vanishes to thin air. The female narrator claims, "Hillary Clinton would take away her right to self defence, and with Supreme Court justices, Hillary can."
"Don't let Hillary leave you protected with nothing but a phone," the narrator continues as the woman's phone falls to the floor. According to AOL, the new commercial is part of a $5m campaign, which seeks to depict Clinton as anti-gun.
Both the NRA and Republican nominee Donald Trump have sought to spread the notion that Clinton wants to "take your guns away."
However, seizing guns from average citizens is not part of her gun policy. AOL noted that expanding background checks and limiting access to guns to people with a history of violence or mental illness is part of Clinton's gun policy.
Earlier this month, Trump caused a stir by calling on Clinton's security detail to drop their weapons. "I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons," Trump said. "I think they should disarm immediately. Let's see what happens to her." He later justified his comments by accusing Clinton of attempting to "destroy" the Second Amendment.
Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook replied by calling the remarks "unacceptable," adding that Trump has shown "a pattern of inciting people to violence".
"Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has a pattern of inciting people to violence. Whether this is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of Commander in Chief," Mook said. "But we've seen again and again that no amount of failed resets can change who Donald Trump is."