Let's Be Real: A Superbowl Ad With A Real Message

12:00 AM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- There were a lot of cute and funny commercials in the Super Bowl, but the one that really caught my eye was neither.

It was the pro-gun control commercial with the damning video of Chief NRA lobbyist Wayne Lapierre telling congress in 1999 that background checks for gun sales at gun shows are completely reasonable.

"No loopholes anywhere for anyone," he said. A bit of a shock since that's exactly the opposite of what Lapierre is saying today.

When he complains that background checks won't work because criminals won't go through them and besides he says in essence its too much trouble for law abiding citizens.
Now frankly, I always thought it was a bit disingenuous for the NRA to say the real mass shooting problem is mental illness, while at the same time arguing against the one thing that might keep a dangerously unbalanced person from legally buying a gun.

But now we find not only is it disingenuous, its inconsistent and unworthy of our debate, and of the majority of America's responsible gun owners.

Which I find a bit more disturbing than a that really ugly kiss Go Daddy ad.

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