US mayors launch ad campaign against illegal guns

The battle over Amercians’ seemingly inalienable right to shoot each other has taken to the airwaves with a new $12m ad campaign funded by ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ (including New York’s Michael Bloomberg) making the case for ‘comprehensive background checks’ on potential gun owners; to try to sift out the loonies.

The trouble is that lots of loonies probably have access to guns already and, anyway, the National Rifle Association and its supporters in Congress will doubtless stymie any such move.

But it’s quite a clever move to front the campaign with a character who could (judging by looks and accent) be from the cast of Deliverance.

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