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Mayors Against Illegal Guns To Air Super Bowl Ad Calling For Background Checks On All Gun Sales

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just days after National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the Washington gun lobby no longer supports background checks for all gun sales, Mayors Against Illegal Guns will air a thirty second ad during the Super Bowl highlighting how the gun lobby has changed its position despite support for this common-sense reform from more than 80 percent of gun owners and more than 90 percent of Americans.  The ad contrasts LaPierre's statement this week with footage from LaPierre testifying before Congress in 1999 when he said that the NRA supported, "No loopholes anywhere.  For anyone."  The ad can be viewed at:

"Once again, the NRA's Washington leadership showed just how out of step they are with the American public – and their own membership," said Mayors Against Illegal Guns Co-Chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. "Closing the gaping wide loophole that allows criminals to get their hands on guns is a no brainer.  It's like we've set up two lines at the airport – one where you have to go through security and one where you don't. Which do you think a criminal will choose?"

"Background checks are the best way to stop dangerous people from getting their hands on guns – that is why they have overwhelming support from Americans and even gun owners," said Mayors Against Illegal Guns Co-Chair and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.  "The only people who don't agree are the leaders of the National Rifle Association.  We can't let them get in the way of this sensible reform – and that's why we're demanding that Congress take action and pass a background check bill that will make our neighborhoods safer."

Thirty-three people are murdered with guns every day in the United States and around 40 percent of gun transfers happen without a criminal background check.  Background checks are the only systematic way to stop felons, domestic abusers, and other dangerous people from buying guns. However, federal law currently only requires background checks for gun sales at licensed dealers. Almost 6.6 million guns are transferred each year in the U.S. by unlicensed 'private sellers,' including online and at gun shows, without the recipient having to pass a background check under federal law. 

SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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