Posted: Feb 8, 2013 3:31 PM
Source: Associated Press
NEW YORK - Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders and other big-name NFL players appeared in a public service announcement in favor of reforming gun laws.
The legends are joined by Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk in the ad, which is paid for by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The group was founded by New York City's Michael Bloomberg and Boston's Thomas Menino.
The PSA includes Smith solemnly looking into the camera, saying: "For the children of Sandy Hook Elementary." Then Tomlinson adds, "Demand a plan."
Faulk says later: "It's time for our leaders to do something."
Mayors Against Illegal Guns says on its website that it "advocates for common-sense measures that will close deadly gaps in our gun laws and make sure law enforcement agencies have the tools they need to detect and deter gun trafficking."