Stephen Barton, who was shot in the face and the neck, pleaded with voters watching the upcoming presidential debates to ask themselves, “ ‘Who has a plan to stop gun violence?’ Let’s demand a plan.” He warned that in the next four years, 48,000 Americans “will be murdered with guns in the next president’s term, enough to fill over 200 theaters.”
The spot eerily takes place in one such theater. Barton’s wounds are visible in the ad, sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Neither candidate seems to be in a hurry change gun laws. Most notably, Mitt Romney argued for changing hearts, not toughening up gun laws to prevent these types of incidents from happening in the future.
Barton survived the deadly massacre at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” which killed 12 theatergoers. All of the guns used in the attack were purchased legally.