Rare View Media group’s PSA below is nothing if not long, so I’ll summarize it for you. Three kids take another kid’s iPhone. The humiliated victim gets a gun and shoots his antagonists. To me, it says more about bad parenting than the “easy availability of guns.” Equally, how often does this scenario actually play out?
Too often. But nowhere near as often as teens shooting themselves, or shooting someone else as part of inter-gang retaliation or turf defense. But emotions are what gun control advocates do. Not facts. Which begs the question, why aren’t pro-gun rights groups making emotional PSA’s?
Oh sure, the NRA puts out masses of Freedom’s Safest Place polemics and similar rational thought-based pro-gun videos (with some flag waving thrown in). But I’ve not seen a single video that really tugs at the heart strings or, to be less charitable, exploits raw human emotion to make the case for armed self-defense.
If anyone knows of a truly effective pro-gun video, please link below. And if anyone wants to create one, TTAG will gladly post it. But let’s start with this: what would an emotion-based pro-gun PSA look like? What would it say?