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$12M Invested in Background ChecksMichael Munk Salem-News.com
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.
(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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Michael Munk tries to glean important but overlooked items from the world media on the issues of the day and posts them on an irregular schedule. Although items can overlap, he also maintains separate lists for activists in Portland, Oregon and the Northwest, and special lists for: Labor, Latin America, Israel, Torture Taxis, Korea, and the Czech Republic.
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