Handgun Control Inc.

"Look at Texas"
30 sec. TV spot run in seven states starting May 4, 2000. 

MacWilliams Cosgrove Smith Robinson

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Male Announcer: George Bush says if you want to know what he'll do as president take a look at his record.

Female Announcer: As governor of Texas, Bush signed the law that allows carrying concealed handguns for the first time in 125 years.

Male Announcer: And he signed the law that allows carrying those concealed handguns in churches, nursing homes, even amusement parks.

Female Announcer: No wonder the NRA says:

Video Clip of NRA First VP Kayne Robinson: "...We will have a president where we work out of their office..."

Female Announcer: Tell Governor Bush the White House is our house.

Male Announcer: And it shouldn't belong to the NRA.


Background: This ad, run in the lead up to the Mother's Day, May 14 Million Mom March, uses the words of  NRA First Vice President Kayne Robinson, who is also Chair of the Republican Party of Iowa, to damaging effect.  The clip was from an off-the-record but recorded activist meeting held in California on Feb. 16 and 17, 2000.  Robinson stated, "If we win we'll have a president, with at least one of the people that's running, a president where we work out of their office -- unbelievably friendly relations."  In addition to the ad, Handgun Control Inc. launched a website www.bushandguns.com