Jason Kander’s (D) U.S. Senate campaign released an ad today titled “Background Checks”:
[Jason Kander][wearing a blindfold, disassembled rifle]
Jason Kander (D): [assembling rifle] I’m Jason Kander and Senator Blunt has been attacking me on guns. Well, in the Army I learned how to use and respect my rifle. In Afghanistan I’d volunteer to be an extra gun in a convoy of unarmored SUVs. And in the state legislature I supported Second Amendment rights. I also believe in background checks so that terrorists can’t get their hands on one of these. I approve this message [assembled rifle, removes blindfold] because I’d like to see Senator Blunt do this.
[Jason Kander for U.S. Senate]
[Paid for by Missourians for Kander, Approved by Jason Kander]
This ad was made possible by an environment where the republican gubernatorial nominee, Eric Greitens (also a veteran) ran ads of himself firing a minigun and shooting at an exploding target. This ad is probably the one Eric Greitens (r) should have run.
There is a difference – Jason Kander definitely knows guns, he also knows he doesn’t have to expend ammunition to make his point.