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Multi-Million Dollar Gun Control Campaign Coming to Nevada

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Gun legislation has taken center stage in Washington the last several months. Now, an ad campaign from the East coast is making its way to Nevada.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is financing the ad, along with the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The campaign cost $12 million, and will be airing in 13 different states.

One version features a man sitting on the back of a pickup truck, holding a firearm, saying of the Second Amendment: "With rights, come responsibilities."

The ad goes on to urge people to: "Tell Senator Heller, don't protect criminals. Vote to protect gun rights and our families with comprehensive background checks."

Bloomberg announced the ad buy on Saturday. It is meant to target senators from both sides of the aisle, and get them on board with gun legislation before the issue hits the senate floor next month.

To see how Nevadans felt about the ad, and the issue of universal background checks, we took the question to our Facebook page.

"If it is background checks with a seven day wait period, I am fine with that," Doug Wotherspoon said in part, in his post. "I know well in advance when deer/antelope/elk season is, as do I know when duck/chukar season is. I do not say to myself the day before a hunt that I need a new weapon. I, and I am sure all the other hunters, know to buy a new hunting weapon well in advance."

"Maybe Bloomberg should worry about the people who are still hurting from the hurricane instead of trying to bother us," Andy Mink posted.

"Hey, more advertising means more money into our local economy," Eric Swanson posted. "People are smart and can think for themselves as far as messaging goes, can't they?"

To join the conversation on Facebook, click here.

The ad will begin airing locally Tuesday.

Channel 2 does not have control over who buys political advertising on our station, and the opinions in the ad belong to those who paid for it. Channel 2 does not endorse any political position on this issue, or any others.

Written by Arianna Bennett


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