(WHAS11 Political Blog) -- Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is the target of a new radio ad criticizing his opposition to gun control legislation that he helped defeat in the U.S. Senate.
Politico reports that Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group founded by former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), will air the "gut-punch" ads aimed at women in the Louisville and Lexington markets:
The McConnell ad begins with a montage of news clips about the massacre in Newtown, Conn. late last year.
“We watched. We listened. We felt it. Newtown,” the announcer says. “But Senator McConnell won’t listen to us. Eighty-two percent of Kentuckians support universal background checks. But Senator McConnell voted against them. McConnell opposed common sense checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Written by a Republican and a Democrat. Supported by law enforcement officers. It was a common sense plan that protected Second Amendment Rights. But Senator McConnell ignored the will of the people. Making our children and our families less safe…. And putting the Washington special interests ahead of Kentucky… AGAIN.”