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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:58 PM

Ad attacks McConnell on gun control

Source: CBS News

By STEPHANIE CONDON / CBS NEWS/ February 5, 2013, 12:22 PM

Ad attacks McConnell on gun control

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has come out fiercely against President Obama's efforts at passing new gun control measures, but now a progressive grassroots group is hitting back against the Republican leader.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) launched an ad in McConnell's home state of Kentucky today, slamming him for taking political donations from gun manufacturers and opposing "common sense reforms."

"I was born and raised right here in Kentucky. I served my country as a marksman and we were trained to use guns safely," Kentucky resident Rodney Kendrick says in the ad, with his grandson Mason seated on his lap. "It's unthinkable that guns meant for war could be used on civilians and children. As a gun owner and a veteran, I support the plan to ban assault weapons and keep guns out of the wrong hands, because I know these guns. I know what they can do."

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Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57567700/ad-attacks-mcconnell-on-gun-control/

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:17 PM

1. Excellent. Make the GOP watch their left flank for a change

They have had a free pass from the left for far too long. The last 30 years they have only had to worry about people more right-wing than they are. Let's change the calculus.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:23 PM

2. Hard sell in Kentucky, but worth a try

I'll be interested in seeing where this goes.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:45 PM

3. Anybody hear any more about Ashley Judd?

other than she's getting a divorce from the race car driver. I like everything I've read about her, especially her political activism.

And the quote almost exactly describes how I now, after much internal dialogue, feel personally on the gun issue. Impossible to extract the Frontier Experience DNA as an American Archetype...love it or hate it...we have to work with it.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:17 PM

4. Here's the Ad..

The lovely Plains @DaRiverZkind

PCCC http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/gun_owners_for_reform/?source=GunOwnersForReform will air an ad featuring a KY veteran calling on McConnell 2 support a AWBan N other firearms

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/02/05/heads-up-president-obama-to-make-a-statement-115-est/#comments

Thanks Eugene

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