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.