‘Guns before the lives of the children!’
”ready, aim, breath in, breath out, gently squeeze trigger and fire”
Conservative activist and Republican fundraiser Kathaleen Wall facing backlash for touting her pro-Second Amendment credentials, just one day after the latest school shooting in Florida
The NRA member is blasted over new campaign ad showing her firing a gun released less than 24 hours after 17 students and teachers were killed by a lone gunman shooting up a Florida high school
Conservative activist and Republican fundraiser Kathaleen Wall is running for US Congress in Texas’ 2nd District
Now campaigning for the US Congress Texas 2nd District, Wall’s new TV ad hit the airwaves in Houston area on Thursday, one day after the school massacre in Parkland, Florida
Two days before shooting, Wall tweeted that she’s ‘a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association’, in her ad she’s seen shooting a rifle,
Candidate’s critics took to Twitter and Facebook, calling her out for the poor timing and poor taste of the ad in the wake of the school massacre
Wall’s messaging reinforces that she is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, gun lobby gives her an A rating
Kathaleen Wall in the 30-second ad, says her father taught her how to shoot a gun in her youth
A Texas businesswoman running for the US Congress is facing backlash after releasing a new campaign advertisement showing her firing a rifle, just 24 hours after the mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.
The central message of the commercial is that conservative activist and Republican fundraiser Kathaleen Wall is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and that despite being a soft-spoken woman, she is committed to defending her would-be constituents’ right to bear arms.
Wall is among around 10 Republicans vying to replace retiring Congressman Ted Poe, who represents Texas’ 2nd Congressional District, which encompasses much of northern and western Houston.
Two days earlier before the Florida shooting, Wall tweets that she’s a ‘lifetime member of the NRA.’ The gun lobby has given her an A rating on her pro-gun stance
Catching flack: Congressional candidate Kathaleen Wall is facing backlash for releasing this new pro-Second Amendment ad showing her firing a gun – just one day after the latest school shooting in Florida.
In the ad, a narrator says Wall’s father taught her how to shoot a gun in her youth. The 30-second ad, which was first reported on by KPRC, begins with Wall holding a rifle in her well-manicured hands, with a male narrator going through the steps of firing a gun: ‘ready, aim, breath in, breath out, gently squeeze trigger and fire.’
The GOP candidate takes a shot and flinches from the recoil in slow motion, after which the narrator chimes in again, accompanied by a strumming guitar: ‘that is how Kathaleen Wall’s daddy taught her to shoot growing up on her Texas farm. It’s a part of Kathaleen’s life.’
Congressional candidate Kathaleen Wall is facing backlash for releasing this new pro-Second Amendment ad showing her firing a gun – just one day after the latest school shooting in Florida.
The video then shows Wall strolling through the woods, going for a drive with her dog and riding on the back of a white horse.
The ad culminates with Wall carrying the rifle on her shoulder and then firing the weapon again, as the male narrator says off-screen: ‘if anyone thinks a nice lady with a soft voice might naturally be soft on Second Amendment, then they are making a big, big mistake.’
A campaign poster shows the Texas businesswoman strutting through the woods, with a rifle slung over her shoulder
One Twitter user asked: ‘You ran TV ads shooting a gun the day after 17 children got murdered by a guy with a gun. Beyond poor taste. Simply reprehensible to say the least. I grew up in Houston and I can assure you’ll I’ll do everything possible to make sure you don’t get a seat.’
Another user berated wall for the poor timing of her new ad: ‘it it was ‘completely inappropriate today or any day.’
A third person criticized the ad as ‘insensitive’ and wondered, ‘What was she thinking?’
Wall’s Facebook page also was quickly inundated with strongly worded comments concerning the controversial TV spot.
Seen as hhypocritical: On the day of the Parkland, Florida, school massacre, the gun-loving politician, Wall released this statement sending her prayers to the victims’ loved one, which drew the ire of many people
On the day of the Parkland, Florida, school massacre, Wall released this statement sending her prayers to the victims’ loved one, which drew the ire of many critics.
Two days earlier, Wall tweeted that she is a ‘lifetime member of the NRA.’ The gun lobby has given her an A rating on her pro-gun stance.
One woman blasted Wall as a ‘gun loving obnoxious human being,’ adding that ‘she can take her gun back to 1776 and use it to obtain her food because that is all any gun should be used for.’
Guns before the lives of children: GOP congressional candidate, Kathaleen Wall, is facing backlash for releasing this new pro-Second Amendment ad showing her firing a gun – just one day after the latest school shooting in Florida.
On the day of the nation’s latest school shooting rampage, Wall released a statement that read: ‘Our family’s prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of today’s horrific attacks in Parkland, Florida. I cannot begin to understand the pain that was caused by the evil actions we saw today.
‘While dark moments like these cause pain and suffering, we all can be inspired by the heroic actions displayed in the face of danger by students, teachers, and first responders who selflessly risked their own safety to help in this crisis.’
Two days earlier, she tweeted: ‘I am a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). You can count on me to stand up, protect, and defend our constitutional right to own a firearm.’
Politics and power make for strange bed fellows; Wall aims and shoots in her controversial campaign ad
The National Rifle Association has given Wall an ‘A’ rating, according to the gun lobby’s website.
Wall and her husband, Holloway Frost, have long donated generously to Republican candidates and causes, including $1million-plus during the 2016 election cycle.
Last month, Wall received a rare endorsement from Gov. Greg Abbott, who lauded her as a ‘conservative champion.’