If you’re wondering whether or not the UK’s Journeyman Pictures would offer a fair portrait of Kentucky gun culture — and why would you? — the morose, not to say funereal music underpinning the first five minutes tells you all you need to know about their anti-ballistic bias.
Obviously, gun owners should protect children from negligent discharges. Children should be taught responsible gun handling from the earliest possible age, and monitored for safety (generally speaking). But suggesting that a single tragedy indicts “mass gun ownership” is a stretch to say the least.
The wide-eyed doc who claims 15k children come into U.S. hospitals with gunshot wounds each year is, of course, obfuscating. The vast majority of the “children” involved are teenagers. A large percentage of them are gang bangers.
Her claim that 32,000 people are “killed each year with a gun” elides the fact that over half of these are suicides. Gun deaths are “all preventable”? As the Brit’s say, pull the other one, it’s got bells on it.
Fact check, schmact check. Why Would a Child Need a Gun? is yet another example of anti-gun agitprop masquerading as a documentary. One that helps the United Kingdom maintain the illusion that gun rights are too dangerous for its subjects.
The interviewer points out the Cricket rifle. “It is the same gun that killed Caroline Sparks.” Animism uber alles! Thank God we separated from the Brits, is all I’ve got to say.