Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) have created a 30-second TV ad targeting cable television viewers in the Denver and Washington, D.C. markets. (So to speak.) In the ad above, Stephen Barton shows his wounds (from the Aurora Colorado Midnight Movie Massacre), misrepresents murder (failing to differentiate between criminal-on-criminal homicides and the death of innocent victims), neglecting to mention lives saved by defensive gun use (not that he would) and demands a (unspecified most likely prohibition-based) plan for gun control. In fact . . .
MAIG’s campaign is agitating for a gun control question in the upcoming presidential debates: “President Obama and Governor Romney: What’s your plan to end gun violence?” Oooh. That’s a toughie!
TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia is also up for a gun rights-related question. Our Armed Intelligentsia came up with some more pointed lines of enquiry. But then gun rights advocates don’t rely on emotion and waving the bloody shirt.
Then again (again), where’s the NRA ad putting forth the other side of this story? You know: gun free zones as killing fields.
[Note to MAIG: you can’t end gun violence. Just as you can’t end America’s Constitutionally protected right to armed self-defense against those who use violence against law-abiding citizens. At least not without a Constitutional amendment.]