This video reminds me of nothing so much as anti-Jewish Nazi propaganda. Yes, I went there. Because this is by far the most egregious anti-gun agitprop I’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing. It’s part of Cosmopolitan magazine’s war on men with guns, launched in their March issue in conjunction with anti-ballistic billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety. The issue comes complete with an editorial pull-out section, an attendant website (“Singled Out”), a new term of anti-gun owner derision (“gunsplainer”) and a fresh SMBD (something must be done) problem (“the boyfriend loophole”). All because . . .
“Lax gun laws put single women at risk.” Here’s Cosmo’s/Everytown’s take on the aforementioned “boyfriend loophole”:
You may already know our gun laws have a few problems. But you’d imagine that, at the very least, there’s no legal way for an abusive boyfriend to buy a gun, right? Wrong.
Domestic abusers are supposed to be prohibited from buying guns, and they can’t pass a federal background check when they buy a gun from a licensed dealer. But there’s a big catch: An abuser is only prohibited from buying a gun if he’s currently married to, formerly married to, has a child with, or lives with the victim.
That leaves a gaping loophole for dangerous abusive boyfriends and stalkers to walk right through. Simply because they haven’t been married to or lived with the victim, they can pass a background check and buy a gun.
You might think that a violent man (or woman) could get a gun somehow anyway. Or that someone in danger of abuse should get a gun to defend themselves. If so you’re an insensitive, sexist, insurrectionist pig. Apparently.