Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton and Richard Belzer–whose law enforcement bonafides include a stint on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”–have cut a new YouTube ad today calling on Congress to back a ban on large capacity ammunition magazines.
The initiative is part of the Citizens Crime Commission and is trying to make the case that high capacity clips are public safety threat, since they can leave the police outgunned.
“Both Richard Belzer and Bill Bratton understand that sensible gun control protects the public and the people who put their lives on the line to defend and serve it: law enforcement,” said Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission. “Thanks to their outspoken commitment to common sense policies, together with ongoing support from law enforcement, it is becoming increasingly difficult for Congress to ignore. We are extremely grateful for their support.”
Bratton has been toying with running for mayor, and Aborn, who ran for Manhattan D.A. and lost in 2009, has been mentioned as a possible candidate in the future. And considering that both Alec Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer say they want to run for mayor of New York City, we expect Belzer to announce his Public Advocate campaign any day now.
Full ad below:
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