This stuff is made in Virginia

New York bashing went out of fashion after September 11, but it seems to be back, at least in Nevada.

Advertising like Pace Picante’s “This stuff was made in New York City” commercials was dropped following the 2001 tragedies. Now, the National Rifle Association, in its campaign against the firearms background check initiative petition, is pitting New Yorkers against Nevadans by using “NYC” as an expletive. Leaflets and bumpers strips signed by the National Rifle Association use the slogan “Don’t NYC my Nevada gun rights.”

The petition was placed on the ballot by Nevadans’ signatures and will be voted on in November. It and other ballot measures around the country are being sponsored by billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The NRA is based in Virginia.