A controversial gun control PSA depicts a glum-faced child stealing his parents’ hand-gun, taking it to school, and slamming it down on his teacher’s desk crying, “Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house!”
As you might expect, this gun control PSA has not been lightly received on either side of the gun control debate. Numerous laws are being broken in the video, as one commenter pointed out:
Weapons theft, unlawful possession of a weapon by a minor, illegal concealed carry of a weapon, carrying a weapon onto school property, assault, and brandishing.
It’s hard to determine what the gun control PSA is actually lobbying for. Surely it doesn’t want all children to steal guns from parents and bring them to school? That would be madness. And it has the faint flavor of an Orwellian call to children to rat out their parents for “crimes” against the State.
The anti-gun lobby has lost its mind if this is the best they can come up with. The production company that produced the gun control PSA is trying its best to pick up the pieces after the intense backlash against the video. The video’s director is still telling people to share the video, even implying that it is cowardly not to. I fail to see why it is brave to share the video. Gun control is in itself rather cowardly—refusing to take responsibility for your own safety and cowering behind the skirt tails of an increasingly ineffective and tyrannical law enforcement bureacracy.
No thanks. Those of us who still retain our sanity will do what we have been doing. Protecting ourselves by exercising our 2nd Amendment rights, teaching our children how to view and use guns responsibly, and denouncing the idiocy of gun control propaganda.