Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Aurora Shooting Survivor In New Anti-Gun Violence Ad Aurora Shooting Survivor In New Anti-Gun Violence Ad

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation



Aurora Shooting Survivor In New Anti-Gun Violence Ad

Timed to coincide with the presidential debate this week, a survivor of the Aurora, Colo., shooting is appearing in a new ad that calls for lawmakers to come up with a plan to end gun violence.

In the 30-second spot that will air nationally, Stephen Barton recounts how he was shot in the face and neck in a suburban Denver theater but still counts himself lucky. "Forty-eight thousand Americans won't be so lucky because they'll be murdered with guns in the next president's terms," he says.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of 700 mayors, sponsored the ad and has spent $100,000 so far this year lobbying, according to data from the Center on Responsive Politics. The ad is part of the coalition's "Demand A Plan" campaign.

This post has been updated to clarify that the coalition includes more than 700 members.

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories


Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter