Thank You Zip and NRO…One can only imagine that the spot’s producers consider their set up to be inordinately clever. “Hey,” you can almost hear them say, “we’ll make it look as if there’s going to be a school shooting, and then he’ll hand it over to his teacher and all will be well!” In fact, it is difficult to imagine a more irresponsible storyline. We’re talking about children here, remember – impressionable, easily led, ignorant children. (Adults are an entirely separate question.) As a rule, we teach our kids that they if they see a firearm they should refrain from touching it, and go and tell an adult. In the commercial, however, the child is shown doing the exact opposite. “If you see a gun,” the ad suggests, “pick it up, put it in a bag, and then jostle it around in front of other children.” One can only wonder at how many kids will now need to be told that they must not, under any circumstances, do this.
The people responsible for this piece of idiocy are going to get impressionable and uninformed kids arrested, injured, or killed with it.
This vid is inciting children who don't know any better to commit felony weapon violations. Bringing a concealed firearm, perhaps loaded, onto school grounds in a back pack?
Stealing their parent's property?
Scaring the crap out of an unsuspecting teacher when they plunk the gun down on the desk before her?
How about they Surprise a teacher who knows weapons? And are immediately taken to the floor in a choke hold? Or they get stopped by a janitor who recognizes the shape of the bulge in the back pack before they have time to surrender it or explain themselves?
But then what would you Expect from an anti-gun group?