Mayors Use Anniversary of Tucson Shooting to Rally Support on Gun Control

A gun control group led by Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Thomas Menino is running a nationwide ad on the two-year anniversary of the Tuscon, Arizona rampage.

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun control group led by New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino, is running a TV ad on the two-year anniversary of the Tucson, Arizona rampage that left six dead and former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords critically injured. In the ad, Roxanna Green, the mother of a young girl who was murdered in the attack, asks mothers to “demand a plan” and Washington to “find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby.”  According to Politico, the ad will air in Waco, Texas; Roanoke, Va.; Fargo, N.D.; Denver; Binghamton, N.Y.; Milwaukee, and Washington D.C. through January 14. Watch the ad below:

Mayors Against Illegal Guns set up the Demand a Plan campaign in 2006 to “prevent future tragedies by passing common sense legislation.” They advocate for a criminal background check for every gun sold in America, a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, and a strengthened criminal code which makes gun trafficking a federal crime. Last month a group of actors and musical artists posted a YouTube video viewed by millions on behalf of Demand a Plan to raise awareness of their cause.