It goes without saying that much of what is put forward by gun control advocates is unconstitutional, unreasonable and not particularly well thought out.
Every once in awhile, however, some of the gun grabbers stoop to ridiculous levels of insanity that likely even have some on their own sides shaking their heads in dismay.
One of the more egregious examples of the lunacy of gun control advocates came in the form of a public service announcement released in 2014.
Although the PSA is nearly four years old, it nevertheless remains quite relevant as a display of the depths the anti-gun crowd will lower themselves to. The Washington Times reported on the ad.
The PSA, produced by a San Francisco-based anti-gun production company, appeared to encourage young students to steal their parents’ firearms and bring them to school to be turned over to authorities.
The ad, which features ominous music, shows a freckled-faced teenage boy lurking around his house, first checking in on his mother, who was calmly sitting on a couch while reading a book. The boy then quietly crept up the stairs to the second floor of the house.
Once there, he entered what was presumably his parents’ bedroom and began to search through a dresser drawer until he found an unholstered and presumably loaded semi-automatic handgun, which he proceeded to remove from the drawer.
The boy then went to his own bedroom, placed the unholstered and likely loaded gun into his backpack and plopped down on the bed, obviously troubled and deep in thought.
The PSA then shifts to the hallway of a school, where the boy is seen entering a classroom with his backpack. After the class had concluded and the other students had left, the boy approached the teacher’s desk, removed the gun from the backpack and slammed it down in front of the startled teacher.
“Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house,” the boy pleaded.
The ad ended with a caption that read, “Our children deserve a safe world,” and “Stop gun violence now.”
The Times noted that the ad had received an abundance of criticism, largely because it seemingly encouraged young students to violate a plethora of laws and place themselves and others in potential danger by handling a dangerous and deadly weapon.
The PSA had initially been reported on by the pro-gun website BearingArms, where writer Bob Owens listed off just a few of the laws this student would be breaking if he really had stolen his mom’s handgun and turned it in to his teacher at school.
Owens wrote, “In the real world, such an act would result in the boy facing numerous felony charges (exact charges depend on state laws) possibly including 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.”
Any one or a combination of those charges could result in the boy facing a mandatory expulsion from school as well as a felony criminal record that will impact his life in unforeseen ways, potentially for decades to come.
While this absurd anti-gun PSA is admittedly rather old, it continues to circulate as an excellent reminder of the abject idiocy of the gun grabber crowd, who would encourage children to commit felony acts that place others in danger simply because they don’t like or understand firearms.
That must be at or near the forefront of every conservative and Republican voter as Nov. 6 approaches, as we can say with certainty that if Democrats regain control of one or both chambers of Congress, they will resume their efforts to push through unconstitutional gun control legislation, as their desire to disarm the American population has not waned but has likely only grown more adamant over the past few years they’ve been out of power.
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