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NRA to spend $1 million on pro-Kavanaugh ads: SCOTUS pick will protect right to keep and bear arms

The National Rifle Association says it will spent at least $1 million on ads supporting President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. (LOREN ELLIOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

The National Rifle Association said Tuesday that it will spend at least $1 million on ads supporting President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

What are the details?

According to a Bloomberg report, the NRA's legislative-lobbying arm said that the $1 million will go to TV ads to urge the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the high court.

The ads will reportedly air in states "represented by four vulnerable Democratic senators and a Republican considered a key vote on the nomination," according to the report.

The targeted states are Alabama, Alaska, Indiana, North Dakota, and West Virginia. The ads will air on both cable and local broadcast stations and on digital platforms.

Bloomberg noted that four of the states being targeted by the NRA are states in which Trump won by large margins during the 2016 presidential election and have Democratic senators up for re-election: Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Donnelly, Heitkamp, and Manchin voted to confirm Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

According to the Washington Times, the campaign began airing on Tuesday and will run through Aug. 27.

What does the ad say?

The 30-second ad states that “four liberals on the Supreme Court would take away your right to self-defense.” Those liberals are Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, according to the video.

The ad then cuts to Justice Breyer saying the Second Amendment doesn’t mean “the right of an individual to keep a gun next to his bed.”

The narrator then goes on to say that four U.S. Supreme Court Justices "support your right to self-defense" and notes that "President Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh to break the tie."

Those four Supreme Court Justices who support the Second Amendment are John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch.

“Your right to self-defense depends on this vote,” the ad's narrator adds.

One last thing…
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