Survivors, Mayors Launch Anti-Gun Ad

Arizona victims demand a plan from Obama, Romney
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2012 1:32 AM CDT
Updated Aug 6, 2012 1:57 AM CDT

The same day seven were shot dead in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and just weeks after 12 were killed in a Colorado movie theater, shooting victims are appearing in a moving advertisement demanding that President Obama and Mitt Romney come up with a strategy to reduce gun violence. Three survivors of last year's Tucson mass shooting that killed six people and critically injured Rep. Gabby Giffords "demand a plan" from the candidates.

"Our leaders gave us a moment of silence, but they haven't given us a plan," they note. "President Obama, Governor Romney: We demand a plan because 48,000 Americans will be murdered with guns during the next president's term. That's three Aurora shootings every day. We need less less silence and more courage." The ad is sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and is part of the "Demand a Plan" campaign and petition drive. No word from the candidates. (More Pam Simon stories.)

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