New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have Mayors Against Illegal Guns spearheading an anti-gun ad campaign this summer, but the Second Amendment Foundation is launching a counter-attack with their own national education campaign.
The SAF efforts will promote public education and awareness of Second Amendment rights on the Fox News Radio website and on more than 160 radio station websites in major markets across the country.
According to SAF, “the audio spots and banner advertisements will run in conjunction with streamed nationally-syndicated talk radio programs including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Gov. Mike Huckabee and Michael Medved, among others to explain its legal and educational efforts and encourage public support.”
SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb said the series of advertisements will focus on “threats to firearms rights and SAF’s response through litigation against unconstitutional gun laws.”
“We will highlight legal abuses of constitutional rights, and explain how we challenge such laws in the courts to protect our liberty,” Gottlieb said in a statement. “We’ve secured tens of thousands of dollars in advertising time to get our message to the public.”
Bloomberg’s group had recently put pressure on Nevada legislators to pass an extensive background check bill. Lobbyists for the pro-gun control group reportedly threatened to run attack ads against those who opposed it in their next reelection campaign.
While the bill passed the Assembly, Gov. Brian Sandoval has said he will veto it.
SAF’s campaign is expected to reach millions, but is up against a giant in Bloomberg and the fortune he has put into his efforts.
“If additional funds can be raised for this critical advertising effort,” Gottlieb said, “we will be able to continue and expand the campaign.”
The Second Amendment Foundation is the “nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms,” according to their website. The Foundation was founded in 1974 to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.
H/T: Guns Save Lives
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