Mayor Bloomberg Behind National TV Ad Urging Closure Of Gun Loophole

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is continuing his crusade against illegal guns, now with a national TV ad.

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The ad urges Congress to plug loopholes allowing terrorists and criminals to buy firearms inside the U.S.

The spot, produced by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, features a clip from an Al-Qaeda propaganda video and an American-born terrorist Azzam al-Amriki, aka Adam Gadahn.

The narration says, “The latest Al-Qaeda plot instructs terrorists on how to buy guns in America.”

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Al-Amriki says, “This is a golden opportunity. America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check.”

The terrorist then asks his fellow travelers, “So, what are you waiting for?”

Bloomberg says you’re checked against a terrorist watch list to board an airplane, but you don’t have to be checked when buying assault weapons.

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