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Politico: NRA Announces $6.5 Million Ad Buy to Boost Trump

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Donald Trump is introduced by National Rifle Association executive director Chris W. Cox and NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, as the GOP nominee takes the stage to speak at the NRA convention Friday, May 20, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Oct 2016 07:34 AM

In a major boost to Donald Trump's presidential bid and advocacy for gun rights, the National Rifle Association is out with its biggest ad buy, according to Politico.

The NRA will be spending a whopping $6.5 million on the ads starting Wednesday. The ad spot features a 26-year-old lawyer named Kristi McMains, who stated when she was attacked in a park with an eight-inch knife, it was the pistol in her purse that she used to defend herself and save her life.

"Every woman has a right to own a gun if she chooses. Hillary Clinton disagrees with that," McMains says as she looks straight into the camera. "Donald Trump supports my right to own a gun."

The NRA ad attracts not only rural voters, but also millennials and women, with whom Trump has had tough luck.

The ads will be running on broadcast networks in Ohio, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia, as well as national cable, NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker told Politico.

It is observed that NRA's previous ads mostly attack Clinton rather than sing praises for Trump. The ads have either highlighted her role in Americans' deaths in Benghazi or portrayed her as an elitist hypocrite for wanting to restrict gun rights while benefiting from armed protection, according to CBS News.

"This election comes down to my Second Amendment rights — specifically, what happens with the Supreme Court," McMains told Politico in an email.

"Without my gun, I would not be alive. This is a tough election for a lot of people, but I know where Donald Trump stands on the Second Amendment, and I know where Hillary Clinton stands. I stand with Trump."

With the latest ad buy taking the total to around $17 million, NRA is one of the main outside groups spending money on airtime in support of Trump.

Clinton has made her stance on gun control an integral part of her campaign — asking for detailed background checks, putting a ban on assault weapons and changing the law to make it easier to sue the firearms industry.

Though Clinton as clarified she isn't against gun ownership rights for law-abiding citizens, the NRA and other gun rights advocates are doubtful of her approach.

There have been leaked audio tapes where Clinton has been heard saying the Supreme Court "is wrong on the Second Amendment," where the high court in 2008 granted an individual right to bear arms, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

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