Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bloomberg-Backed Mayors Against Illegal Guns Targets Indiana for Ads

Featuring a hunter cradling his rifle on the back of his pickup truck, the ad below looks like it might have been produced by the NRA. It wasn't. It was produced by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of 900 mayors from around the country, and funded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City. You'll probably see this ad on your television because the group has targeted Indiana and a dozen other states where opinion on background checks may be mixed. The ads promote only universal background checks, a proposal that, according to polls, is supported by nearly 90 percent of Americans. Supporters of these measures should contact their representative and senators. If the ad does not appear below, click here.