Do we have a serious gun control problem in this country? Absolutely. But this is NOT the way to fix that. Maybe for once all sides can agree on this one
So there’s a new video going around presented as a PSA from a gun control group. The video is called Stop Gun Violence- PSA. It was released on December 13 by filmmaker Rejina Sincic and her company Sleeper 13 Productions.
The video has become controversial because it depicts a child taking a gun from his mother’s dresser drawer, putting it in his backpack, and taking it to school. At the end of one of his classes, the boy walks up to the teacher and puts the gun on her desk. He says, “Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house.”
OK, now first of all, I should say that I am a big believer in common sense gun control and I am certainly no fan of the NRA. But this video is absolutely ludicrous. Do we have a serious gun problem in this country? YES we do. But this is definitely NOT the way to fix that. Watching the clip, there’s no way of telling whether or not the gun is loaded. But either way, this scenario is potentially extremely dangerous and totally reckless.
Many gun rights groups have spoken out against this video, and for once, I have to agree with them. I mean, seriously, the last thing this country needs is more children carrying guns to school…for any reason.
The Chairman of The Citizens Committee For The Right To Bear Arms released a press release on Tuesday, calling the video a “public disservice announcement.”
“The series of crimes depicted in this video is simply astonishing. We’re talking about felony theft of a firearm, illegal possession of a handgun by a minor, having a gun in a school, illegal concealed carry by a minor, brandishing and maybe one or two other crimes, depending upon the jurisdiction….The message of this video is so monumentally stupid that if any youth does something like this after watching it, the producers should face charges. If someone is hurt, they should face both criminal and civil liability.”