Organizing For Action, the latest iteration of President Obama's campaign operation, will run ads against more than a dozen members of Congress this week, urging them to support the administration's efforts to expand background checks for gun purchases, USA Today reported:
Organizers did not disclose which lawmakers they would target in the first round of advertising but say they could spend as much as $100,000. The goal is to expand criminal background checks on all gun purchasers. The current system applies only to federally licensed gun dealers and excludes guns sold privately. In addition, OFA is sponsoring more than 100 events in more than 80 congressional districts across the country to demand congressional action.