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Giffords pro-gun control ad to air in Louisville, other cities

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB/AP) -- Louisville is one of several cities in which a pro-gun control ad featuring former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will air. 

Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, have formed a political action committee that says the ad shows images of the aftermath of four mass shootings and an on-camera appeal by Giffords for congressional action.

She's recovering from a head wound suffered in a January 2011 shooting in Tucson.

The ad calls for universal background checks of gun purchasers.

Americans for Responsible Solutions says the ad is airing in Washington and in home districts and states of congressional leaders in San Francisco, Cincinnati, and Las Vegas as well as in Louisville.

Group spokeswoman Jen Bluestein will only say the cost of the airtime tops $100,000.

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