Sean Shaw, the Democratic nominee for Attorney General, is out with a new ad calling for increased gun control in Florida.
The slickly-shot 30-second spot, titled “I Will,” contrasts the ability to get quality health care for those with preexisting conditions with the ability to purchase a firearm. Shaw makes the case that that balance is out of whack, while also getting in some shots at his Republican opponent, Ashley Moody.
The ad starts with a shot of several people with preexisting conditions holding weapons as Shaw narrates.
“Right now, it’s easier for these people to get one of these [a firearm] than to get health insurance if they have a preexisting condition because of politicians like Ashley Moody and the lobbyists that bankroll her campaign,” Shaw says.
“I’m Sean Shaw and I’m running for Attorney General because I believe it’s time we disarm the insurance and gun lobbyists and arm the people with an Attorney General who’s ready to fight for all of us.”
A request for comment on the ad from the Moody campaign is pending.
“It should not be easier to gain access to a high-powered weapon than it is to get proper health care in Florida,” Shaw argued in a statement released along with the ad. “Where are Floridians supposed to get their health care if Ashley Moody has her way and the Affordable Care Act disappears? The answer is simple, they won’t.”
Moody has said she would push forward with litigation started by Attorney General Pam Bondi, which would end the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting conditions. Both Bondi and Moody argue those provisions in the law are unconstitutional.
Shaw says he would do the exact opposite if elected.
“As Attorney General, I will withdraw the state of Florida from the preexisting coverage lawsuit and work with the legislature to get common sense gun-reform passed,” Shaw promised.
“We don’t have to continue down the same path and expect different results. We owe it to Floridians to act and As Attorney General, I will lead this effort on day one.”
Shaw’s ad is below.