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Gun control groups take out NY Times ad naming lawmakers who have accepted NRA donations: report

Two gun control advocacy groups have purchased a massive ad in The New York Times to call out lawmakers who have accepted money from the National Rifle Association (NRA), according to The Associated Press.

Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America spent $230,000 on the two-page ad, which will run on Wednesday, the AP reported.

The ad reportedly lists about 100 names of lawmakers as well as their phone numbers and the amount they have received from the NRA.

Politico reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere later tweeted an image of the ad.

“These members of Congress take NRA money, but refuse to take action to pass gun safety legislation,” the ad reads.

{mosads}On the opposite page, the ad features a photo of students exiting the Florida high school during the mass shooting last week and a quote from one of the survivors: “We’re children. You guys are the adults … get something done.” 

The debate surrounding gun control has found new energy following the Florida shooting. Survivors and their parents have been making vocal pleas to lawmakers to act on gun control, and have also organized marches and rallies.

President Trump on Tuesday said he had directed the Justice Department to look into regulations on bump stocks, the device used in the October Las Vegas massacre that modifies semi-automatic weapons to fire hundreds of rounds per minute. He also called for expanded background checks.

Tags Donald Trump Everytown for Gun Safety Gun control Mass shooting National Rifle Association The New York Times
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