BELLEVUE, WA - In response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's national anti-gun ad campaign, the Second Amendment Foundation Monday launched a public education and awareness effort on more than 160 radio station websites and the Fox News Radio website.
The audio spots and banner advertisements will run in conjunction with streamed nationally-syndicated talk radio programs including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Gov. Mike Huckabee and Michael Medved, among others to explain its legal and educational efforts and encourage public support.
Major radio stations and markets will include WABC, New York City; KABC, Los Angeles; WBBM, Chicago; WNTP, Philadelphia; KLIF, Dallas; KGO, San Francisco; WBZ, Boston; WWRC, Washington, D.C., and markets in Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, Tampa, Minneapolis and Detroit.
SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb said a series of advertisements will air on "threats to firearms rights and SAF's response through litigation against unconstitutional gun laws."
"We will highlight legal abuses of constitutional rights, and explain how we challenge such laws in the courts to protect our liberty," Gottlieb stated. "We've secured tens of thousands of dollars in advertising time to get our message to the public."
The effort is expected to reach millions of listeners, many who may be learning of SAF and its legal and educational programs for the first time.
"If additional funds can be raised for this critical advertising effort," Gottlieb said, "we will be able to continue and expand the campaign."
Gottlieb said the education effort was made possible by SAF supporters who have already contributed to the organization.
"I want to personally thank all of those donors who made this possible," he said. "It is important that the public have a clear understanding about existing and proposed laws that can seriously impair their right to keep and bear arms."
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org
) is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 600,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.