Wednesday, July 11, 2007

BOSTON -- A massive billboard along the Massachusetts Turnpike raises the stakes in the gun-control debate.

NewsCenter 5's Janet Wu reported that a nonprofit organization called "Stop Handgun Violence" unveiled its newest billboard today. The 252-foot ad displays a fictitious ransom note designed using pasted-together letters that reads, "We have your President & Congress - NRA." Lt. Gov. Tim Murray said that the message is a simple call for stricter gun law enforcement nationwide. Statistics show that, on average, 83 people are killed each day in the U.S. by guns. In Washington D.C., Boston Mayor Tom Menino challenged Congress Tuesday to do more to help cities fight gun violence.

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