Abbott ad laments schools not teaching guns or Bible

Mar 8, 2013 by

No one ever accused Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott of being indirect.

In his latest political ad causing a social media stir, the state’s top lawman tackles two issues central to the state’s conservative base: guns and religion. The ad, posted on Abbott’s Facebook page on Wednesday, features a photo of a handgun next to a Bible.

“Two things every American should know how to use,” it reads. “Neither of which are taught in schools.”

The online spot drew mixed reaction throughout the day from Abbott’s Facebook followers, ranging from the “Can I get an Amen?” from one poster to the incredulity of another who questioned “Have you ever read the Constitution?”

It comes two months after Abbott caused a sensation with another online-only spot that began popping up in New Yorkers’ web browsers after that state approved a wide package of gun control measures.

It read: “Wanted: Law abiding New York gun owners looking for lower taxes and greater opportunity.”

Abbott’s play for a higher profile on conservative issues like gun control and the role of religion in public life continue to fuel speculation on whether he is preparing for a gubernatorial run next year.

But at least so far, his future ambitions are the one topic on which Abbott continues to play coy.

via Abbott ad laments schools not teaching guns or Bible | Texas Politics | a blog.

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