A group of retired military officials are featured in a new ad from Mayors Against Illegal Guns, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control group.
"Guns in the right hand protect us," retired Maj. Gen. Paul D. Eaton said in the ad, which was posted online Monday.
"Guns belong on battlefields," retired Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Cheney added.
Assault weapons are "not for cowards to use," retired Rear Adm. Malcolm MacKinnon III said.
Several of the officials featured in the ad are scheduled to meet with Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday at the White House to discuss gun violence, according to Politico.
Watch the ad: