US mayors run ad during Olympics coverage calling for tighter gun controls – – Good idea or Bad idea?

Max 2012/08/05 14:57:17
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High-profile spot features survivors of Tucson shooting and compares US gun violence to 'three Aurora shootings every day'

A group of US mayors joined forces with survivors of the Tucson gun
rampage on Sunday to step up their campaign for tighter gun controls in
the wake of the recent mass killing in Aurora, Colorado.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the bipartisan coalition of more than 700 mayors including New York's Michael Bloomberg,
released a television advertisement during Olympics coverage and the
US's top politics shows calling for president Barack Obama and his rival
governor Mitt Romney to tackle gun violence.

The ad features survivors of the Tucson shooting in January 2011 that
claimed six lives and left another 13 injured, including US
representative Gabby Giffords.

"Because 48,000 Americans will be murdered with guns during the next
president's term. That's three Aurora shootings every day. We need less
silence. And more courage," the survivors say.

"The Tucson survivors have waited nearly 600 days for Washington to
take action to end gun violence – they are still waiting, and we are all
waiting," said Bloomberg, Mayors Against Illegal Guns' co-chair.

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  • Striker 2012/08/05 15:13:14
    Bad idea
    Well, those mayors who have joined in this should be one everyone's list for RECALL.

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  • ed 2012/08/05 19:27:03
    Bad idea
    mayors need to concern themselves of making sure their townspeople don't but the big gulp or get an extra order of fries nothing else.
  • eliosc 2012/08/05 17:00:38
    Bad idea
    I am freaking tired of those idiots.

    They hate the constitution and their agenda is to get rid of the constitution first.

    Enough is enough.............
  • Max eliosc 2012/08/05 18:53:54
    After a shooting at a Sikh temple today, I'm sure they will be pushing their agenda more.

  • eliosc Max 2012/08/05 19:02:17
    Yes, that's their plan.

    How many (millions) Americans have guns but/and they don't kill. But a "crazy" person kill, and the politicians want to control the millions?

    Of course it's an agenda.
    americans guns butand kill crazy person kill politicians millions agenda
  • Max eliosc 2012/08/05 19:06:58
    I have my suspicions about who is behind all this and of course it's all about control. They've been imposing the police state lately really hard.
  • eliosc Max 2012/08/05 19:17:31
    You and me are in the same page. I also have my suspicions, that's Fidel Castro's way, if you know what I mean.

    government gun control
    government gun control
  • john Kills 2012/08/05 16:14:26
    Bad idea
    john Kills
    They won't get my guns. I won't comply.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/05 15:45:31
    Bad idea
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    Vote them out!
  • Roger 2012/08/05 15:43:28
    Bad idea
    Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws.

    Michael Badnarik
  • Striker 2012/08/05 15:13:14
    Bad idea
    Well, those mayors who have joined in this should be one everyone's list for RECALL.
  • S. Gompers 2012/08/05 15:11:26
    Bad idea
    S. Gompers
    Stupid idea.

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