A new radio ad by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League borrows some of the language of the abortion-rights movement as it makes a case against tougher gun laws.
“In Connecticut, I can chose whom I marry and what I do with my body,” a female announcer says during the 60-second radio ad. “But there are those who would try to take away my right to chose how I defend my loved ones. Don’t let my choice be taken away.”
The radio ad is currently airing on several radio stations in the state.
A video version of the ad, which can be viewed on YouTube, underscores the message, which appears aimed at women. “Be a responsible parent,” says one caption, “learn to protect your kids.”
Another reads: “Some politicians claim control over my rifle. Others, over my body. Don’t I get a say?”
The CCDL is one of several groups lobbying against stricter gun laws in Connecticut.