The National Rifle Association slammed CNN's gun town hall featuring President Obama tonight as the "Obama Gun Ban Media Circus," but urged its members to watch to educate themselves on the president's anti-gun agenda.

And afterward, the NRA called on members to sign a new petition "that will show politicians that any candidate who supports the Obama anti-gun agenda will NOT GET YOUR VOTE!"

The NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, the group's lobbying arm, said:

Please join our Watch…Listen….Act campaign by doing the following:

WATCH... President Obama on CNN Thursday night.

LISTEN…carefully to what he has to say and how he promotes his anti-gun agenda via executive fiat.

ACT…by signing the petition below that will show politicians that any candidate who supports the Obama anti-gun agenda will NOT GET YOUR VOTE!

Earlier this week, Obama released some new proposals that tinker with gun control, far less than advocates sought. However, he did target hobbyist firearms sellers in a bid Second Amendment advocates believe is the first step in scaring people from selling weapons.

This is the link to the online petition.

The full NRA-ILA petition form:

Watch. Listen. Act

Are you prepared to let President Obama take away your Second Amendment rights through executive action? Well, that campaign is now underway!

On Monday, January 4, the White House released a FACT SHEET titled "New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer". The very next day, Obama launched the first part of his national media blitz with a press conference reiterating his latest plans to further erode our Second Amendment rights. With this battle fully underway, we need to be prepared to Stand and Fight! (Read NRA-ILA's initial response here.)

The next installment of the Obama Gun Ban Media Circus will be on Thursday, January 7, at 8:00 p.m., when Obama will join Anderson Cooper on CNN for a live town hall on gun control called "Guns in America." The President will discuss gun issues with Cooper and take questions from the audience.

Frustrated by the will of the American people and Congress to enact his anti-gun agenda, President Obama is usurping the power of the people and using executive actions to restrict your Second Amendment rights. This latest endeavor is the first step of the last push of the final year of the Obama Administration to further erode your freedom.

While President Obama won't be on the ballot this November, thousands of other candidates will, and they need to know that if they support the President's gun ban agenda, they will LOSE YOUR VOTE!

Please join our Watch…Listen….Act campaign by doing the following:

WATCH... President Obama on CNN Thursday night.

LISTEN…carefully to what he has to say and how he promotes his anti-gun agenda via executive fiat.

ACT…by signing the petition below that will show politicians that any candidate who supports the Obama anti-gun agenda will NOT GET YOUR VOTE!

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.