Monday, February 3, 2014
The Banned Super Bowl Pro-Gun Commercial
Naturally they left out the part about how the wife and kid are in greater danger of death or injury be having a gun in the home. They didn't mention that the chance of using the gun to save the day is remote compared to the possibility that it will one day be misused.
Most gun owners make the stupidest decision of their lives in a fear-driven distorted attempt at making themselves and their families safer. One of the first ways these guns are misused is that 500,000 of them are stolen each year, year in and year out, mostly from private homes. Over the course of a few years, that millions of guns flowing into the criminal world, of which, the damage is incalculable.
The really sick part is that safe storage laws are seen as an infringement of rights. Even in cases in which someone is injured or killed with a gun that was accessible to kids, the gun-rights fanatics insist charges are inappropriate. When's someone's kid is killed the parent gun owner has suffered enough, they say.
No training requirements, no storage laws, anything goes with these guys. That's why I blame them for the rampant and unnecessary gun violence in the country.