Senator Kelly Ayote: Bought and Paid for by the NRA

New ad targets Ayotte for vote against background checks

For the fourth time, Mayors Against Illegal Guns is running an ad against the New Hampshire Republican VIDEO

BY 

VIDEOKELLY AYOTTEREPUBLICANSNEW HAMPSHIREGUN CONTROLNRABACKGROUND CHECKS

New ad targets Ayotte for vote against background checks

A new TV ad from the pro-gun control group Mayors Against Illegals Guns targets Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., for her vote against background checks, and features a former police chief telling voters that Ayotte misled them on her support for the measure.

Ayotte, who voted against the Manchin-Toomey amendment to strengthen gun control background checks, has claimed that she actually voted to “improve” background checks by supporting a Republican measure instead, which would have in practice made it easier for people formerly designated as mentally ill to obtain guns.

“Senator Ayotte uses her vote for this law as an alibi to claim she is tough on crime,” Police Chief Scott Knight says in the new ad, the fourth released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns against Ayotte. “Don’t be fooled. She voted to kill comprehensive background checks, making us less safe. That’s a fact.”

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Senator Kelly Ayote: Bought and Paid for by the NRA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s