Independence USA, a Super PAC funded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is out with a new ad attacking Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the hotly contested Virginia governor\’s race.
The 30-second spot criticizes Cuccinelli for his opposition to closing a loophole that allows unlicensed gun dealers to sell firearms at gun shows without requiring the purchaser to undergo a background check.
The ad features images of several notorious mass killers, including Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho, Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes and Adam Lanza, who killed 20 children and 6 educators in Newtown.
\”[N]one of these tragedies would have been prevented by closing the gun-show loophole, but a small case might be made that maintaining better records on mentally ill people might have made a difference,\’\’ Kessler writes. The Post awarded the ad \”three Pinocchios,\” which means it contains \”significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions.\”