The National Rifle Association has released a new web ad, asserting that America's police disagree with President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on gun control.
"Seventy-one percent of police say Obama's gun ban will have zero effect on violent crime," the ad said, citing a poll from policeone.com. "Eighty percent of police say more background checks will have no effect. Ninety-one percent say the right answer is swift prosecution and mandatory sentencing. Tell your senator to listen to America's police instead of listening to Obama and Bloomberg."
CNN reported that the NRA is spending $500,000 to place the ad on websites like the Drudge Report, The Washington Post and Hulu. The ad was posted online Tuesday.
The Senate on Wednesday is set to vote on background checks legislation introduced by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA). Toomey conceded to NBC that the bill doesn't yet have the votes.