The group launched by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, is out with its first ads criticizing senators who voted against expanded background checks for gun purchasers.


Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Mark E. Kelly on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

The Americans for Responsible Solutions radio spots target Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Both ads feature disappointed voters lamenting that their senator "ignored the will of the people" and opposed "common sense legislation" to "keep guns out of the hands of criminals."