Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is on the wrong side of an assault weapons ban, a progressive group argues Monday in a new attack ad released in the congressman’s home state of Kentucky.
Gary Nutt, a Vietnam veteran and hunter from Cub Run, Ky., says in the commercial, paid for by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), that last season he killed one deer with one shot. "I’d be a pretty bad hunter if I needed an assault rifle to shoot that buck,” Nutt said.
The ad hits out at McConnell, up for re-election in 2014, for taking money from the gun industry. The ad debuts ahead of a Senate hearing this week on an assault weapons ban—something President Barack Obama's administration wants after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The committee believes McConnell's opposition to a ban could lead to loss of votes for him this year.Read More »from Progressives attack Mitch McConnell again on guns