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February 03, 2012
Bloomberg Anti-Gun Commercial To Air During Super Bowl - 9

Keep the remote handy during Sunday's Super Bowl telecast because you'll want to mute the volume when Big Nanny himself--New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg--and Boston Mayor Thomas Merino share a couch and lecture unsuspecting football fans about the evils of firearms and, by extension, the dangers posed by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Bloomberg and Menino filmed a 30-second gun-control commercial Tuesday in New York that will air in the Northeast, not nationally, during Sunday’s big game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.

The commercial will show the two mayors sitting on a couch, wearing Giants and Patriots jerseys over their shirts and ties, ribbing each other about New York-Boston sports rivalries, pretending to watch the game, before declaring that one thing they agree on is the need for stricter federal gun control laws.

Both mayors are founding members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which is pushing for a stronger federal background check system on firearms purchases.

With billionaire Bloomberg footing the bill from pocket change, the group had no problem purchasing air time during TV's most watched event. According to TNS Media Intelligence, 30-second commercials during the Super Bowl on CBS are selling for between $2.5 million and $2.8 million.

The lecture-mercial is already drawing criticism from divergent sources, including Boston Herald columnist Michael Graham, whose Feb. 3 column noted a disconnect between the mayors' message and reality.

"The ad will reportedly talk about gun laws and the need for the presidential candidates to address the issue," Graham wrote. "What the ad most assuredly won’t talk about is gun violence itself. Because the last thing these two big-government grannies want you to know is that gun violence is plummeting, even as gun ownership has skyrocketed."

For more, go to:

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from basman wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

this was a good time to get up and go take a leak.

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from 25-06 guy wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

It would be nice if the elected clowns would start worrying about the real problems the country is facing every day, unemployment, terrorist attacks, government waste, and protecting our boarders. It is really sad to see and hear what its turned into, its time for some real people to be elected, to try and turn this country around before it is to late.

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from Kevin Dirk Boaz wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Do these idiots realize the problem is ILLEGAL guns in ILLEGAL hands? no, they want to attack law abiding citizens and how evil we are for wanting to protect our families from the very criminals the likes of these two like to release from prison long before their sentences are up.

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from Johnnie wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Bloomberg changed the term limit for mayor of NYC so he could run and get elected as mayor for a third term. If, he hadn't done that he would have been out as mayor of NYC. The only reason Bloomingidiot wants to be mayor of NYC is to keep up his terrorist organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Lets see if Bloomberg changes the rules again about term limits for a mayor of NYC when his term is up. If, Bloomberg could he would make himself King of Everything.

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from Johnnie wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Bloomberg changed the term limit for mayor of NYC so he could run and get elected as mayor for a third term. If, he hadn't done that he would have been out as mayor of NYC. The only reason Bloomingidiot wants to be mayor of NYC is to keep up his terrorist organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Lets see if Bloomberg changes the rules again about term limits for a mayor of NYC when his term is up. If, Bloomberg could he would make himself King of Everything.

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from JM wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I've always thought like Terry,
If they are so against guns, why do they have armed bodyguards protecting them? Obviously they see the importance of guns when it comes to defending yourself.

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from Terry Mc Ilvain wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Hypocrits. Both of these men possess firearms and/or hire security to carry firearms for their protection. Just another case of "we rich and powerful are the ONLY ones justified in being secure in our homes, business, and daily life."

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from captjim wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I hear Obama got gun salesman of the year from the NRA.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Oh brother! It is hard for me to believe that NYC hasn't kickd this jackass out yet! NYC and California are probably the only two places in the USA that this guy could ever get elected.

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from JM wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I've always thought like Terry,
If they are so against guns, why do they have armed bodyguards protecting them? Obviously they see the importance of guns when it comes to defending yourself.

+6 Good Comment? | | Report
from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Oh brother! It is hard for me to believe that NYC hasn't kickd this jackass out yet! NYC and California are probably the only two places in the USA that this guy could ever get elected.

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from Terry Mc Ilvain wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Hypocrits. Both of these men possess firearms and/or hire security to carry firearms for their protection. Just another case of "we rich and powerful are the ONLY ones justified in being secure in our homes, business, and daily life."

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from Kevin Dirk Boaz wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Do these idiots realize the problem is ILLEGAL guns in ILLEGAL hands? no, they want to attack law abiding citizens and how evil we are for wanting to protect our families from the very criminals the likes of these two like to release from prison long before their sentences are up.

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from captjim wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I hear Obama got gun salesman of the year from the NRA.

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from Johnnie wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Bloomberg changed the term limit for mayor of NYC so he could run and get elected as mayor for a third term. If, he hadn't done that he would have been out as mayor of NYC. The only reason Bloomingidiot wants to be mayor of NYC is to keep up his terrorist organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Lets see if Bloomberg changes the rules again about term limits for a mayor of NYC when his term is up. If, Bloomberg could he would make himself King of Everything.

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from Johnnie wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Bloomberg changed the term limit for mayor of NYC so he could run and get elected as mayor for a third term. If, he hadn't done that he would have been out as mayor of NYC. The only reason Bloomingidiot wants to be mayor of NYC is to keep up his terrorist organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Lets see if Bloomberg changes the rules again about term limits for a mayor of NYC when his term is up. If, Bloomberg could he would make himself King of Everything.

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from basman wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

this was a good time to get up and go take a leak.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from 25-06 guy wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

It would be nice if the elected clowns would start worrying about the real problems the country is facing every day, unemployment, terrorist attacks, government waste, and protecting our boarders. It is really sad to see and hear what its turned into, its time for some real people to be elected, to try and turn this country around before it is to late.

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