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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.

WCBS 880's Rich Lamb With The Story


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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