Giffords New Anti Gun Group Targeting GOP Senators with Aggressive Anti Gun Ad Campaign
Former Congressowoman Gabby Gifford’s new anti gun group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, which she founded with her husband, former astronaut and attempted AR-15 purchases, Mark Kelly, is already striking out against pro gun GOP senators.
Her first two targets – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Both senators voted against several gun control measures in the Senate last week, including a bill to expand background checks to include currently legal private transactions between law abiding citizens.
According to Politico, who obtained a transcript of the ads, they will play out as follows,
“We watched. We listened. We felt it. Newtown,” the announcer says. “But Senator McConnell won’t listen to us. Eighty-two percent of Kentuckians support universal background checks. But Senator McConnell voted against them. McConnell opposed common sense checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Written by a Republican and a Democrat. Supported by law enforcement officers. It was a common sense plan that protected Second Amendment Rights. But Senator McConnell ignored the will of the people. Making our children and our families less safe…. And putting the Washington special interests ahead of Kentucky… AGAIN.”
The spot ends by urging voters to call McConnell. The Ayotte spot, which is also 60 seconds, makes a similar plea at the end, but the script has two women talking about an ad Ayotte ran “saying she’s one of us.”
“Well, it sure didn’t take long for her to ‘go Washington,’” one of the women says. “Says here Ayotte voted against improving background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”
The second woman says, “Are you serious? 89 percent of the people in New Hampshire support universal background checks. She just ignored us?”
The spot makes similar points about the legislation being bipartisan and supported by law enforcement.
The anti gun liberals are continuing to try and stand on the graves of children to push their anti gun agenda. These ads obviously play on emotion about a tragedy committed by a deranged killer.
What these ads don’t do, is point out that the proposed background check legislation being discussed would have done nothing to stop Newtown, Aurora, or the shooting of Giffords. In fact, I haven’t seen one crime using a gun that could have been prevented by this measure.