Bloomberg To Run Anti-Illegal-Gun Ad During Super Bowl

Illegal gun? *facepalm* are people still using that term?

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his national coalition against illegal guns plan to air a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl where he and Boston Mayor Tom Menino act out something anti-illegal-gun that plays on the rivalry between NY and Boston.  According to the article, National Super Bowl ads are fetching a record $3.5 million for 30-second spots.

Full Story – HERE

$3.5M for a 30 second spot?  Wouldn’t that money be better spent on something that will actually make a difference?  Perhaps pay for some police overtime? Maybe crack a few cases? Make a bunch of arrests?   Nahhhh forget it, this is more showy.

We need to repair the broken Federal background check system!  Gun show loophole! Gun show loophole!  How about everyone wakes up and smells the coffee and realizes that criminals do not care about background checks.  Even if that system became so air tight that a criminal could not possibly buy a new gun, the used market and underground market would still thrive.

Anyone want to weigh in?



lucusloc February 2, 2012 at 12:05 am

Their stupid *and* malicious? all i got.. . February 2, 2012 at 02:53 am

They are just pandering for votes. I’m sure they are smart enough to know it doesn’t work but their supporters probably are not. Sadly media plays to their game so most people on that side never have a chance to hear the truth. But slowly the stats show more and more Americans are waking up to the reality that they are responsible for their own security. Eventually the anti-rights group will be a very small crowd.

Frank February 2, 2012 at 07:38 am

It shouldn’t surprise us that these guys are more concerned about wasting money, especially in a tough economy.

Ernest Young February 2, 2012 at 08:45 am

What The Fuck is this “gun show loophole” stuff about?

Heath February 2, 2012 at 09:15 am

It’s their claim, among other things, that half or more of the people selling at these gun shows don’t have a FFL. But if you go to gun shows you know there are folks there selling other things such as hunts, fishing trips, taxidermy services, arts and crafts .. things that don’t NEED an FFL. They also claim that you and I can sell firearms to one another at these shows with no back ground check.

Ernest Young February 2, 2012 at 09:31 am

Thats pretty amusing.
(you forgot the knife and jerky vendors)
That being said though, cant you set up shop at a gunshow as a private seller?
I’ve seen old guys with with a bunch of old breach loading shotguns and bolt action rifles set up. They’re obviously not dealers, they do not buy stock, they only sell.
Anyway, for private sales you don’t NEED an FFL, right?

sirkut February 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

At least in my state you are not required to have an FFL if it’s a private sale. If I wanted to sell one of my rifles or pistols to someone off the street I can do so without any background check or license. That’s what the gun show loophole is all about. It has nothing to do with gun shows but rather private sales. What they really should say is they want to ban private sales of firearms.

Heath February 2, 2012 at 09:15 am

Where is the money for these adds coming from?

Robert Slaughter February 2, 2012 at 02:10 pm

Given how well-funded MAIG is, I don’t mind them spending this level of cash for something that’s likely to have a very low bang-to-buck ratio as this will.

Jusuchin (Military Otaku) February 3, 2012 at 07:14 am

I shall be at work, for I have no interest in the Superbowl, and now this just added another reason why.

cmblake6 February 3, 2012 at 09:49 am

This is money that could be so much better spent. *SIGH* We need a counter ad about, oh, I don’t know, a rape stopped by a defensive firearm? A home owner defending his family?

ENDO-Mike February 6, 2012 at 12:36 am

No kidding. That would make too much sense.

Truth and Freedom February 4, 2012 at 05:43 pm

Billionaire Bloomberg and his anti-gun cronies at “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (MAIG) simply blame others for their failure and refusal to deal effectively with violent crime and criminals. Bad people, not inanimate objects (like firearms) which are incapable of committing crime, are the problem. Fortunately, violent crime rates have dropped to record low levels in recent years while Congress and state legislatures are protecting and even restoring the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms for self-defense.

While MAIG’s claim to support laws that will lead to a reduction in crime rings hollow, perhaps a better expenditure of their time would be to focus their “crime-fighting” efforts on their own members.

Among MAIG’s members, many have run afoul of the law themselves, having been indicted, arrested, or convicted of crimes ranging from obstruction of justice and resisting arrest, to extortion, to assault, to bond violations, to bribery, and theft.

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, the Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, sums this up well when he recently noted, “A recent study found that mayors belonging to Bloomberg’s group have been arrested at a much higher rate than Tennessee handgun-carry permit holders, for crimes ranging from perjury and embezzlement to child sexual assault. But there’s no background check for politicians.” There probably isn’t time prior to Sunday’s big game to revamp the ad, but if Bloomberg and MAIG truly want to take a bite out of crime, perhaps they should first police themselves.

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