Gun Lobby Can’t Handle The Truth

Gun safety advocates from States United to Prevent Gun Violence (SUPGV) tried a new tactic in the war against gun violence, with a pseudo sting operation where people who had expressed an interest in purchasing a firearm were led to believe they could do so, but during a sales pitch were told the historical realities of the specific types of weapons they were considering. See the video:

This was conducted in a Manhattan storefront set up to look like a gun shop, so real that it fooled those geniuses from the NRA and something called the The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, who have had a shit fit that prospective gun purchasers are being told actual facts that could change their minds about the whole thing. In fact, this Big Apple gun group has called on New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate the whole thing, based on their allegations that in filming the video, SUPGV broke a whole slew of laws, including firearms being displayed improperly in the store and the allowing of prospective buyers without licenses to handle firearms.

One problem with that – none of the firearms used or displayed were real. But the NRA guys and the illustrious New York State Rifle and Pistol Association membership, in a blind rage over, you know, real factual information being told to people who thought they

wanted guns, couldn't tell papier mache' from Piper Laurie. In fact, SUPGV had arranged for a NYPD official to be present during filming to assure compliance with any applicable laws.

Even Breitbart.com has stuck its disgusting face into the foray, with more phony non-facts. An article there about the sting used a phony study and phony facts deceitfully alleging that lawful gun use frequently wards of criminal behavior.
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For the record, REAL academic research has found that such instances are so rare to defy accurate measurement and the FBI has stats that show that the ratio of criminal gun homicide to justifiable homicide with a firearm is approximately 37-to-1.

This video has gone viral, with a couple of million views, and hopefully it will have a sobering effect on at least a few people who might reconsider thoughts of facing today’s volatile society while armed with a lethal weapon.

About theHoundDawg

For many years as a lawyer, I saw much of the good and bad of society, and did what I could to right many wrongs. The lack of understanding of what is good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust, as evidenced by such events as the election of King W as president, (who as such far surpassed the evil of richard nixon but not quite that of ronald reagan) lead me in a new direction, to spend my time trying to understand what is happening to our society, to try as best I can to spread my insights to others, and along the way to maybe even eke out a living through the internet.
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