N.Y. Times Ad Names Lawmakers Who Have Accepted NRA Donations
The groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America took out the Wednesday ad.
Two groups that advocate for tougher gun laws are spending $230,000 on a two-page ad in The New York Times that lists about 100 members of Congress who have accepted donations from the National Rifle Association.
The ad bought by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America ran Wednesday. It shows an image of schoolchildren leaving single-file from a school and features a quote from a Parkland, Fla., student asking adults to "get something done."
The groups say the members of Congress listed have taken NRA contributions but "refuse to take action" on gun-control measures.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts says politicians who don't take action to stop gun violence are "complicit in the deaths of our children."
The move comes one a week after 17 people were fatally shot at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, when a former student went on a rampage with an assault rifle. Students are mobilizing a March 24 march in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere to urge lawmakers to enact tougher gun control.