Gabrielle Giffords http://wfpl.org en Gabrielle Giffords's Super PAC Slams Mitch McConnell Over Gun Background Check Vote http://wfpl.org/post/gabrielle-giffordss-super-pac-slams-mitch-mcconnell-over-gun-background-check-vote <p>A super PAC founded by former Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is calling out Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for voting against gun control measures in a new radio advertisement.</p><p><a href="http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/">Americans Responsible for Solutions</a> was formed by Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, and is launching the spots in the Louisville and Lexington areas. Giffords, who was shot in the head during a 2011 shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., has been an outspoken proponent for gun control measures since retiring from Congress.</p><p>The ad implores McConnell to listen to voters, and highlights <a href="http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/9/d4/b/1396/1/KY_MAIG_Release_030513.pdf">82 percent of Kentuckians favor background checks</a> for gun purchases.</p><p>"McConnell opposed common sense checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals," the narrator says. "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."</p><p>Listen:<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F89297034" width="100%"></iframe><br> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:56:06 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5121 at http://wfpl.org Gabrielle Giffords's Super PAC Slams Mitch McConnell Over Gun Background Check Vote