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NYC, Boston Mayors Team Up for Gun Control Ad

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor Menino filming their gun control ad, which will air during the Super Bowl. (Courtesy of the Mayor's Office)

The mayors of New York City and Boston will be rooting for different teams on Super Bowl Sunday, but they're on the same side when it comes to stricter gun-control laws.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino filmed a gun-control commerical that will air during the New York Giants and New England Patriots match-up.

It shows the two mayors sitting on a couch, wearing their respective team's jersey, as if they're watching the game, listing things they don't agree on. But the rivalry gets put aside when it comes to "common sense reforms" to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

Both Bloomberg and Menino are founders of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which has pushed for stronger federal background checks and closing the gun show loophole.

The ad will only be shown in the Northeast, not nationally.

 

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Comments [2]

mugwump

Look on the bright side . . . If these arrogant gun control thugs have as principle spokespersons the incoherent idiot "Mumbles" Menino and elitist plutocrat Bloomburg, then their cause is doomed from the start.

Feb. 06 2012 12:19 PM
Joseph Denicola from New Pt Richey Florida

It just galls me when I hear a politician talk about MORE gun control.Has either of these mayors thought one moment about what they are saying.
"GUN CONTROL " New York State has the most strict gun laws out of all these United States of America. Do any of these Mayors realize that GUN CONTROL LAWS ARE FOR THE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS !!We jump through all the legal hoops that
NYC Government places before us. The crooks could care less about gun control laws. when they want a gun they will get one. SO, if the present gun laws are enforced as written , we could possibly cut crime with guns in half This from a Retired NYC POLICE DETECTIVE.In the almost 23 years of police service to the citizens of New Your City, I never arrested a citizen that had possessed a firearm legally.

Feb. 05 2012 01:28 PM

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