Mayors' group prepares all-out push to get Jones' bill passed

I've already told you about the group started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg trying to pressure Carson City Republicans to pass state Sen. Justin Jones' background check bill.

Now the group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is coming with a TV ad and the arrival this week in Carson City of victims of gun violence from high-profile tragedies. Those include:

Gilles Rousseau:  His daughter, Lauren Rousseau, was a permanent substitute teacher murdered with a gun in the Newtown shooting. 

Neil Heslin – His six-year old son Jesse Lewis was a first grade student who was murdered with a gun in the Newtown shooting.

Patricia Maisch – She attended Rep. Giffords’s Congress on your Corner event and helped disarm the shooter by grabbing his second magazine clip after he was tackled.

Colonel Bill Badger (ret.) – Badger is a retired U.S. Army Colonel (1952-1990, active and reserve), a gun owner, hunter, and a registered Republican. He was invited to the Congress on the Corner event by Rep. Giffords’s staff after he expressed his opposition to the health care reform bill. Badger was shot in the back of the head by the shooter and fell to the ground.  As the shooter reached for his second ammunition clip, Colonel Badger grabbed the shooter, hit him in the shoulder to knock him to the ground and put him in a choke hold.

The TV ad features Rousseau talking about his daughter: