Mayors press Warner, Webb to support closing gunshow loophole
Gun-control advocates are making a full-court press for a federal law to close the so-called gun show loophole, rules that allows gun purchases from private vendors at gun shows without background checks.
First, several family members of victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings signed a full-page ad in the Richmond Times Dispatch Monday calling on Virginia Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner to back legisation. Today, a group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns is launching a national television campaign urging passage of the bill. The mayors include New York's Michael Bloomberg and Richmond's Dwight Jones.
The ads will begin running today and will last into next week, airing on national cable news channels as well as in local markets in Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Virginia. They note that both Sen. John McCain and President Obama have voiced support for changing the gun show law and, in Virginia, urge viewers to call Webb and Warner and ask them to sponsor the legislation.
Watch the ad below.
April 20, 2010; 4:24 PM ET
Categories: James Webb , Mark Warner , Rosalind Helderman , Virginia Tech massacre | Tags: Mark Warner, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Michael Bloomberg, Virginia Tech massacre
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