Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun control special interest group founded by Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, has started running ads against Senators who opposed the Manchin-Toomey background check expansion on April 17.
The first two Senators targeted by Giffords and her husband are Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Ads against them are going to “saturate the airwaves” in Kentucky and New Hampshire over the next two weeks.
The ad against McConnell focuses on the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting while the ad against Ayotte claims the she is out of touch with women.
Both ads claim McConnell and Ayotte put “loyalty to the special interest gun lobby in Washington ahead of support wildly popular sensible policies that would keep their communities safer.”
According to recent polling, gun control is no where near “wildly popular.” A USA Today poll conducted April 18-21 showed the percentage of Americans supporting gun control has been in a steep drop since February, when 61% of Americans said they supported stricter gun control laws. The number supporting such laws is now at 49% and falling.