WATCH: Newtown Anniversary Gun-Control Ad Depicts Little Kids & Gunman

Published:1:55 pm EDT, December 5, 2013| Updated:1:55 pm EDT, December 5, 2013|
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Timed with the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a new gun-control ad is seizing the moment to strike fear in the hearts of parents.

The one-minute piece, published on YouTube (watch it above), pictures elementary school students preparing to observe a moment of silence as the classroom clock ominously ticks down and a faceless gunman enters the school with a military-style duffel bag.

The voiceover:

On December 14, we'll have a moment of silence for Newtown, but with 26 more school shootings since that day, ask yourself, is silence what America needs right now?

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The ad — a joint effort of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and New York Mayor Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns — rolls out as part of the No More Silence campaign.

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