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Menino, Bloomberg Team Up In Gun Control Ad For Super Bowl

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Boston Mayor Tom Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg record a commercial together (Photo courtesy: Michael Bloomberg-Twitter)

Boston Mayor Tom Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg record a commercial together (Photo courtesy: Michael Bloomberg-Twitter)

NEW YORK (AP) — The mayors of New York and Boston are rooting for opposing teams in the Super Bowl.

But they’re on the same side when it comes to pushing for stricter gun-control laws.

That’s why New York City’s Michael Bloomberg and Boston’s Thomas Menino have filmed a gun-control commercial that will air during Sunday’s big game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Rod Fritz reports

The ad was shot Tuesday and will be shown in the Northeast, not nationally.

It shows the two mayors sitting on a couch as if they’re watching the game.

They’re wearing Giants and Patriots jerseys over their shirts and ties.

Bloomberg and Menino are founders of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

The group has pushed for a stronger federal background check system.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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