When it comes to gun control advocacy, perception is reality. Obviously. Because the facts don’t support gun control. As Louder with Crowder’s Steven Crowder proves with his faux gun control advocacy tent.
That said we have to assume — as we must for any edited “man on the street” video — that Mr. Crowder’s “investigation” doesn’t tell the whole story.
What did he leave on the cutting room floor? Crowder’s clearly leading participants. And we don’t know where he conducted this experiment; the results would have been very different in Cody, Wyoming than anywhere in upstate Illinois. Or urban anywhere, really.
Even so, it’s no secret that “military style” long guns (a.k.a., “assault rifles) are the low-hanging fruit for gun control advocates. They’re scary-looking! Except maybe when the police wield them.
Anyway, the NRA and other gun rights advocacy groups should be taking this issue head-on — explaining why “assault rifles” are actually “modern sporting rifles.” Showing the gun muggles why these firearms are more than acceptable. They’re the best multi-use long gun money can buy. Generally speaking.