Dems launch ‘Stop the Violence’ ads
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is launching ads attacking Republican lawmakers for their opposition to gun control and for their unwillingness to act on it.
The ads, titled “Stop the violence” and targeting House Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen-elect Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, all feature the image of a man holding a gun and urging others to act.
They begin with a man saying, “If you want to be safe, get out of your cars.
If you want your kids to be able to go to school, stay home.”
The ad then shows a woman with her arms crossed as she holds a gun, saying, “‘We have to stop the violence.
Stop the shootings.
Stop gun violence.’
If you’re not going to stand up to those who are responsible for this, you’ll be seen as an irresponsible gun owner.”
Democrats are also hitting Republican lawmakers across the board with the ads, including House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
The ads also target Rep. Peter King, R.I., who was a vocal opponent of gun control legislation during the 2016 presidential election, including the Brady Bill.
King has also come under fire for his decision to not attend the Republican National Convention last summer.
He also did not endorse President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
Democrats are aiming to capitalize on the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gives work permits and other protections to millions of young undocumented immigrants.
Trump also signed a bill that would prevent federal funding from going to sanctuary cities and states that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.
Democrats will also use the ads to highlight Republicans’ support for gun control measures like the Violence Against Women Act, which Trump signed in March.
Republicans are also pushing for stricter gun control rules and stricter background checks in schools and hospitals.