Bloomberg Blasts NRA in Super Bowl Ad
Ad shows footage of LaPierre voicing NRA's support for background checks
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2013 12:33 PM CST
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(Newser) – More bad news for Wayne LaPierre: Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns is going primetime with a gun control ad slated for tonight's Super Bowl, and LaPierre is the unintentional star. The ad features 1999 footage of LaPierre saying the NRA fully supports universal background checks, reports the AP; the group has since reversed its stance. As for how much Bloomberg & Co. shelled out for the ad, a rep would say only that it was in the six-figures. LaPierre isn't having the best day.

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Tomsylvania
Feb 4, 2013 11:15 AM CST
My response to this show of hypocrisy by Mr. LaPierre is to blast away at Bloomburg as if that changes anything.
viva_yo
Feb 4, 2013 2:34 AM CST
Bloomberg is not so much corrupted as someone who uses his great wealth to corrupt others. He micro-manages NYPD just as he has the Dept. of Education to the citizens great detriment. We have NO police protection in NYC. He's head of a large media conglomerate & keeps unfavorable news out of the mainstream media. NYPD needs another Knapp Commission badly, only now the corruption is from the top down, starting with Bloomberg. http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-03-07/news/the-nypd-tapes-confirmed/
augie2
Feb 4, 2013 12:41 AM CST
Chicken shit move on Bloomberg's part - but what's new.