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$12M Invested in Background Checks

Mayors Against Illegal Guns are buying $12M in TV ads that feature a gun owner who understands that supporting background checks goes hand in hand with defending the Second Amendment - and his family.

Background checks
Courtesy: thinkprogress.org

(PORTLAND, OR) - Now that assault weapons are secure from efforts to ban them, background checks are still alive as an example of the “incremental” theory of liberal politics.

I doubt they will achieve what the anti-gun movement is after but it’s a test of what really big money can do for a liberal cause.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, co-chaired by Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino are buying $12M in TV ads that feature a gun owner who understands that supporting background checks goes hand in hand with defending the Second Amendment - and his family. They are directed against these (majority women) Dems:

Mark Pryor (ARK), Joe Donnelly (IN), Mary Landrieu (LA), Kay Hagan (NC), and Heidi Heitkamp (ND)

and, of course, many Repubs.

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huh March 25, 2013 9:43 pm (Pacific time)

For many many years, each time I buy a gun I pay for and am background checked. ARE criminals checked? THIS IS BS FROM BLOOMBERG.

D. Gilmore March 25, 2013 3:48 pm (Pacific time)

It has been admitted that thousands of background checks allowed felons to buy firearms. Not just felons but the mentally disturbed. While at the same time, back in January 2012, I went to buy a simple 22 rifle. I was denied. I have never been in trouble, no drugs, no family disturbance, no political leanings, no nothing. IMO, I am a pillar of the community. It took a year before I was cleared after calling the ATF, the Oregon State Police, and my State Representative. They were very nice, and as upset as I was, I commend them. But there was nothing they could do. Maybe before spending 12 million on tv ads, they should fix the background check system. IMO, anti-gun people have zero knowledge of what is going on. They are simply afraid, little ignorant scared rabbits that think the government is going to take care of them. They twist and turn the truth, even lie because of their fear.
And I also wonder how many of those thousands of rifles the obama administration gave to Mexico drug cartels thru fast and furious, have made it back thru our open borders...Just something to think about.

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