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

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.

  • sdfsdgsfdgd

    Proving once again that for bleeding heart liberals like these two who are soft on crime, it is always easier to try and take everyone’s guns away than potentially offend core constituents by arresting criminals, and allowing law abiding citizens to protect themselves. Maybe if mumbles didn’t decide to make Boston a sanctuary city there would not be as much crime?

  • mikey

    I wonder how many tax dollars went for this?

  • David

    “The government will use any contingency to strengthen itself.” – John Adams. The trumped-up contingency – guns used in criminal activity – is what these two boobs are using to trample our Second Amendment rights. All this ad will do is increase my donations to the NRA! Unfortunately, however, the ad will sucker many citizens to swallow the disingenuous gun control arguments.

  • Lou Gots

    Let the fools run their ads in their own back yards. It matters not.

    All across the country the great gun-buying bonanza well under way in 2011 marches on. The gun culture is rampant, and such gun-grabbing politicians who are not yet voted out of office are licking their wounds in silence.

    More guns were sold on Black Friday past than on any other day in history, more during then month of December 2011 than during any other month in history.

    I must share this personal anecdote. Just today, I decided to sell one of my subcompact .45’s, a Taurus PT-145. A very good gun, but duplicative of other .45’s I own. Any way I was driving it about 5 miles to my favorite shop to put it on consignment, AND I DIDN’T MAKE IT THERE. I made a stop at my son’s business, got in a conversation with a customer, and got a private sale worked out on the spot. That’s the way it is going now. Guns and ammunition are sold as as as they are put on the market…

    Thank a million, gun-grabbers; we never could have done it without you.

  • James G

    New York City residents are getting the government they deserve.

    The nanny mayor really believes that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will somehow make everybody safer. It will certainly make some people (criminals) safer, but most people with functioning brain cells would not view that as a good plan.

    And this is the guy who convinced the rocket scientist voters of NY that he had to be allowed to circumvent the term limits, because there was absolutely nobody else in the city who could do the job.

    You reap what you sow.

  • Buck O'Fama

    Wow, that much stupid in one place and a black hole didn’t form? Had it formed we could have called it a bloomtard.

  • Michael D. Houst

    Join the National Rifle Association ( or the National Association for Gun Rights ( or both if you’re feeling really froggy. Protection is your job, the police are only there to back you up and pick up the peices.

  • Eddie G

    I hope the add shows a guy breaking down the door while they are busy dialing 911 the guy tortures them. Then a subtitle says if you were allowed to have a gun for personal protection you may have missed the oppurtunity to be tortured

  • Kurt W

    If any of the advertisement people are looking here, because of this I am now not going to watch the superbowl. So all the money you are spending I will not see your ads.

  • Moose

    Who paid for this ad? I hope it wasn’t the taxpayer.

  • Christopher Hoffman

    The MAIG, Mayors against Illegal Guns would be more aptly named Mayors Against Firearms in America. This sham organization pretends to be only against illegal guns, but they really are about the suppression of a fundamental, enumerated, and incorporated civil right. In New York state there is a ban on the mere possession of a handgun for any out of state resident. That’s right, a ban. The rash of recent arrests aren’t new, they are just being reported more lately.

    No matter how law-abiding or compliant, one may not even possess a locked, unloaded, registered handgun in NY state without a state permit, and it is not issued to out-of-state residents. That’s a ban for 98% of Americans. And mere possession is a felony.

    The US Supreme court has recently struck two bans, in DC and in Chicago. Second Amendment jurisprudence is in it’s relative infancy, so it will take awhile, but in a few years, any non-proibited person will be able to carry (bear) arms for self defense in all but the most sensitive places, such as courthouses and the secure areas of airports.

    This is how it’s done in most of the country, and licensed concealed permit holders have proven overwhelmingly that they may be trusted with the right. They are a group so law-abiding, that firearms misuse among them is statistically incalculable.

    Time to get with the program, NY, NJ, IL. Wake up, the Second Amendment is alive and well in most of the rest of the country, It works perfectly well as designed, if you let it.

  • J.Avalos

    They said they support the Second Amendment???? Their track record calls them a liar.

  • mnick

    ‘independents’ like Bloomie and bernie sanders are Actually Far Left Nuts!
    Sunday is a great time to go do target practice with my guns, before the game.

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  • Tim

    “Shall Not Be Infringed” is how the Second Amendment says it.

    There is nothing unclear or ambiguous about this. The end.

    Get a clue, Mayor Bloomberg. Your position is contrary to the US Supreme
    Court decision which affirmed the RIGHTS of American citizens to keep and
    bear arms.

    • Peter B

      “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state…”

      Nothing ‘unclear or ambiguous’ about this.

      So, you’ve joined a militia, right? Because that’s the first part of the Second Amendment the RESPONSIBILITY no gun rights people ever mention.

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  • Jeff Taylor

    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests”.

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