Monday, May 19, 2008

Mayors Against Illegal Guns

There are few causes I have felt more marginalized by and passionate about then gun control. The overwhelming majority of Americans support the right to bear arms, but what that means exactly differs when you talk to people. The Nation's leading gun lobby, NRA, does not like having intelligent discourse and looks at any efforts to regulate the sale of guns as an infringement on individual rights.

The NY Times had an article in today's paper about a group called "Mayors Against Illegal Guns". This group has used each of the Presidential Candidates own words from past speeches to create a bi-partisan effort to close "gun loopholes" and prevent the sale of guns to convicted criminals. Seems like a no brainer to everyone except the NRA and their most ardent supporters. Take a look at the clever advertisement.

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