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National Rifle Association: "Veteran"

Producer: Tom Edmonds

National Rifle Association: "Veteran"


Running Time: 00:45

Debut Date: 09/22/2008

Ad Buy: Colorado, New Mexico and Pennsylvania


Cost: part of an eight-figure buy

Summary: An Iraq veteran says he fought to protect Americans' freedoms, but Obama wants to take some of those rights away.

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Script of "Veteran" (TV)

KURT RUSCH: Like all the guys I fought with in Iraq, I was honored to defend my country and our freedom.

(Text on screen: Kurt Rusch, Wisconsin; fmr. U.S. Marine SSGT, Iraq)

But when I got back stateside, I learned that Barack Obama opposes my right to own a handgun for self-defense. It's ridiculous.

(Text on screen: Source: Illinois Senate S.B. 2165, 3/25/04)

KURT RUSCH [v/o]: Out there in the desert, defeat was not an option. Sure, combat was hell. But on the front lines I knew I served a real purpose: defeating terrorism, protecting our way of life. That's what it's all about.

There's no way I'm voting for a president who will take that away -- the freedoms that I fought for, that my friends died to defend.

I served my country on the battlefield to protect our freedoms. There's no way I'm voting for a president who will take them away.

(Image on screen -- bumper sticker: I'm the NRA and I Vote)

ANNOUNCER [v/o]: On November 4, defend freedom. Defeat Obama. Get the facts at

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