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Big ad to goad Congress on assault guns

By Travis Andersen
Globe Staff / August 2, 2012
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A Newton-based advocacy group is calling on US Senator Scott Brown and other members of Congress to support a federal ban on assault weapons, and the group plans to add a banner on Thursday to a billboard near Fenway Park that highlights the dangers of gun violence. “How can Congress live with themselves, knowing they allow criminals and terrorists to buy guns undetected?” said John Rosenthal, founder and chairman of Stop Handgun Violence.

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