The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund released a TV ad earlier this week in response to Army vet/U.S. Senate candidates’ TV ad where he assembled a rifle blindfolded in an attempt to show that he is in favor of Second Amendment rights but does believe in background checks. He says “so terrorists don’t get their hands on one of these,” as he holds the fully assembled rifle at the end of the ad.
The NRA responded to the TV ad by creating their own ad in favor of the Republican candidate, Roy Blunt, who is in favor of gun rights and the Second Amendment.
“Jason Kander has a blindfold and he has a good trick with his gun, but he is not telling the truth about your gun,” the NRA ad says. “As a liberal Jefferson City politician, Jason Kander voted against your right to defend yourself in your own home with a firearm. Now that he wants your vote, Kander is trying to cover up his record. Don’t let Jason Kander put a blindfold on you.”
The Kander campaign has been framing their campaign around Kander being an Army veteran who has served his country while fighting in Afghanistan. They claim that now he wants to fight for the American people while in office.
Blunt is the incumbent in the race and has been labeling Kander as a hardcore liberal who is greatly in favor of national Democrats policies. He has also been attacking Kander’s stance on gun rights by creating an ad that concludes with the argument that Kander received an “F” grade by the NRA and that he supports amnesty for illegal immigrants.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has committed $3.5 million to get Jason Kander elected in Missouri, while the NRSC has placed only $270,000 so far in TV ads, but plans to add more before the election.