Former Congressman Brad Schneider released his first campaign ad of 2016 on Monday, focusing on the issue of gun violence in America. Schneider is running for the 10th congressional district seat he lost to U.S. Rep. Bob Dold in the 2014 election.
The Democrat's ad, which comes on the heels of President Barack Obama's execution actions on gun control, highlights Schneider's "personal connection with gun violence and highlights that his very first speech in Congress called for action on background checks for gun purchases."
Here's a look at the ad:
Schneider's campaign released the following statement on the candidate's actions on gun control while in Congress:
During his entire time in Congress, Schneider was a tireless advocate and leading voice for gun safety measures, voting to increase funding for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by $19.5 million, while also cosponsoring the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act and the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013.
For his votes to prevent gun violence, Schneider earned an 'F' rating with the NRA.