Joe Biden emphasizes his legislative record on gun control in new campaign ads.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop at Roosevelt Creative Corridor Business Academy, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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The two commercials released Friday touted Biden’s career accomplishments on gun safety and described his gun control goals. The ads came out on the same day of the deadly Parkland shooting that occurred two years ago in Florida.

One of the ads featured Biden interacting with children saying protecting them from gun violence is protecting their future.

FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

The other ad attacked the NRA and touted Biden’s experience in dealing with the group. It said, “Joe Biden stood up to the NRA, got the Brady Bill background checks passed, wrote the law banning assault weapons, and limited the number of bullets in a magazine. As president, he will beat the NRA again.”

Biden campaign officials believe gun reform will be a significant factor in the swing state of Nevada as 2020 Democrat primaries continue.

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Va. House Public Safety Committee advances several gun control bills despite protests

Gun-rights supporters pack the hill on Capitol Square as speakers talk in Richmond, Va., Monday Jan. 20, 2020. Gun-rights activists and other groups are descending on Virginia’s capital city of Richmond to protest plans by the state’s Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation.(Rob Ostermaier/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

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A Virginia House committee has advanced several bills cracking down on gun control. This week, the House Public Safety Committee passed six measures that would add more restrictions for owners of firearms. This comes just days after thousands attended a gun rally in the state’s capital.

The legislation includes a ‘red flag law’ allowing authorities to take guns away from people who they consider to be dangerous to themselves or others. It also includes universal background checks, localities banning firearms in public, more severe penalties on unsecured guns around children and limiting firearm purchases to once a month.

Republicans are backing two of the bills stating lost or stolen firearms must be reported within 24 hours and residents under a protective order will not be allowed to possess a gun. Meanwhile, lawful firearm owners believe the bills are an infringement on their rights.

“It’s not a surprise, I mean we saw these bills coming,” said Philip Van Cleave, President of the Virginia Citizens Defense League. They’re an attack on gun owners, law-abiding gun owners.”

Gun-rights supporters gather for the rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday morning Jan. 20, 2020. Gun-rights activists and other groups are descending on Virginia’s capital city of Richmond to protest plans by the state’s Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation. (Rob Ostermaier/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

However, those in favor of the measures believe they are necessary to ensure public safety.

“I started this work 13 years ago when my daughter was shot and injured at Virginia Tech, and knew then the laws were porous,” explained Lori Haas, Director of the Virginia Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “The time is long passed due to pass these laws and I’m glad they’re finally moving in the General Assembly.”

The bills will head to a House vote before reaching the Senate.

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