Press Release

In New ARS PAC Ad, Iowa Sheriff Says Joni Ernst Is “Wrong” to Support Gun Sale Loopholes

October 28, 2014 – Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC (ARS PAC) today announced it will air a new 30-second ad titled ”Wrong that highlights Republican candidate Joni Ernst’s support for the loopholes that allow convicted felons and domestic abusers to buy guns without a background check. The ad features Story County Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald.

Watch  ”Wrong” here: http://youtu.be/tweIk4nCMvs

”While Bruce Braley has stood up for commonsense solutions to protect the Second Amendment and reduce gun violence, Joni Ernst will protect the loopholes that let felons and domestic abusers buy guns without a background check,” said Hayley Zachary, Executive Director of Americans for Responsible Solutions. ”Joni Ernst continues to put the priorities of the Washington gun lobbyists who are backing her ahead of Iowa’s families. She is in lockstep with the gun lobby and out of step with the Iowans she wants to represent.”

The ad is backed by a six-figure buy and will air through Election Day on broadcast and cable.

TRANSCRIPT: ”Wrong”

STORY COUNTY SHERIFF PAUL FITZGERALD: ”I’ve been around guns all my life. It’s dangerous when a convicted felon or a domestic abuser gets their hands on one. But Joni Ernst won’t vote to close the loophole that lets some dangerous people still get guns. I know Joni Ernst gets a lot of money from folks in Washington that support this loophole. But she’s wrong to put Washington money before Iowa common sense.”