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Mayors Against Illegal Guns Ran Powerful Ad During Olympics

Geeze, talk about timing. This ad appeared on the same day as the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin. As we all know, it's "too soon" to talk about gun control, and it would be "wrong" to use a tragedy to make a "political point." Plus, if all

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Geeze, talk about timing. This ad appeared yesterday, on the same day as the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin.

As we all know, it's "too soon" to talk about gun control, and it would be "wrong" to use a tragedy to make a "political point." Plus, if all those people in that temple had guns, this wouldn't have happened. Besides, someone could have used a brick to hit them in the heads if he didn't have a gun, so no gun control necessary, okay? And criminals still find a way to get guns illegally, even if mass killers got their weapons legally. So no more talking about gun control, okay? Even if the cops on the scene are calling the Wisconsin shootings "domestic terrorism":

A group of US mayors joined forces with survivors of the Tucson gun rampage on Sunday to step up their campaign for tighter gun controls in the wake of the recent mass killing in Aurora, Colorado.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the bipartisan coalition of more than 700 mayors including New York's Michael Bloomberg, released a television advertisement during Olympics coverage and the US's top politics shows calling for president Barack Obama and his rival governor Mitt Romney to tackle gun violence.

The ad features survivors of the Tucson shooting in January 2011 that claimed six lives and left another 13 injured, including US representative Gabby Giffords.

"Because 48,000 Americans will be murdered with guns during the next president's term. That's three Aurora shootings every day. We need less silence. And more courage," the survivors say.

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