Americans for Responsible Solutions, the Super PAC founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, has released its first ad called "Let's Get This Done." The ad is narrated by Giffords, who is seen standing by her husband; it also shows pictures of memorials from several recent mass shootings, including the one that nearly killed Giffords.
The copy of the ad itself is fairly short:
We have a problem, where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school. But there are solutions we can agree on. Even gun owners like us. Take it from me, Congress must act. Let's get this done.
The ad will apparently be shown in the Washington, D.C. television market both before and after President Obama issues the State of the Union Tuesday night. It will also be playing in markets where constituents of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) live.
Giffords and Kelly founded Americans for Responsible Solutions in order to get stricter gun control laws passed. President Obama proposed several measures in order to keep guns out of the hands of potential criminals, though it remains unclear whether or not Congress will act on the suggestions. Gun control is expected to be a major topic of the President's State of the Union.