By Derrick DePledge
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz highlights the need for gun control in a new campaign advertisement released Wednesday.
Schatz says he favors expanded background checks, closing a loophole at gun shows, and banning assaults weapons. The senator says that two reasons he supports gun control are his children, Tyler and Mia, who appear in the ad with Schatz's wife, Linda.
Two of the first three Schatz campaign ads have featured his family. The senator used the example of his father in law, George Kwok, in an ad about protecting Social Security.
Schatz is facing U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.