It sounds crazy, but it just might work! Seriously, WTF? I’m thinking this odd ad reflects the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s desperate need to overcome their media marginalization — what with anti-ballistic billionaire bully boy Michael Bloomberg doing the heavy lifting for civilian disarmament (pouring millions into “universal background checks” state referenda and pro-gun control pols).
That said, I’ve noticed that all of the anti-gun groups have faded into the proverbial woodwork in the run-up to the presidential election. I can’t remember the last time I read a story that quoted Shannon Watts, doyenne of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Or a spokesfolk from Everytown for Gun Safety (both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Michael Bloomberg Anti-Gun Astro Turf Inc.).
This “yeah, too quiet” feel may have something to do with a lack of a suitably horrific mass shooting — the carrion upon which the anti-gun rights movement feeds. Meanwhile, once again, notice that “toddler gun death” is the anti-gun meme of the moment. I wonder when they’ll cycle back to domestic abuse. Or get to gang-bangers. As if . . .