What’s one way to stand out in a crowd? Carry a shotgun. At least, that seems to be the logic behind the new ad from Ohio candidate Bill Beagle. Beagle is part of the crowded field seeking to replace former Speaker of the House John Boehner in Ohio’s 8th congressional district. In the heavily Republican district, the winner of the March 15 GOP primary will be the heavy favorite as Boehner’s successor. Already, the airwaves are reflecting the contentious nature of the competitive race. Tim Derickson turned heads – and noses – with an ad featuring the candidate shoveling cow manure. Warren Davidson has received air support from the Club for Growth, while Jim Spurlino blasted his opponents as professional politicians. Now, Bill Beagle is hoping to stand out from the crowd – and he’s planning to do so while wielding a shotgun. The ad shows Beagle shooting skeet while a narrator lists off Washington’s failures: “to secure our borders and keep us safe from the threat of ISIS,” “to protect our second amendment rights,” and “to stop out-of-control spending.” Beagle takes aim, fires, and reloads as the case is made for sending him to Congress with a pair of bullet points: “A Record of Results… A Record of Action.” Voicing strong support for gun rights and the second amendment is a standard play for a Republican primary in a conservative district. Among Beagle’s opponents, Davidson can tout being a former Army Ranger and Spurlino brags about his concealed carry permit. Unfortunately for Beagle, his ad is relatively tame for the canon of political ads featuring candidates with guns. For one, he’s shooting at standard clay targets, instead of "cap and trade" or Obamacare legislation. He only fires one type of gun, and he isn’t even using a machine gun to cook bacon. If Beagle really wanted to stand out from the crowd and go viral, he could at least use his shotgun to scare off yard sign thieves.