Bloombergs New 'Responsible Gun Control Ad Features Irresponsible Handling of Shotgun

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Max E., Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Max E.

    Max E.

    You couldnt even make this shit up if you tried, I can just picture a bunch of hollywood liberal elite bozos who have never even handled a gun before trying to make these commercials.

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    Mr. Bloomberg’s organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, produced two ads featuring a man holding a shotgun, wearing plaid flannel with a camouflage cap and sitting on the tailgate of a pickup truck. While a child swings on a tire in the background, the man says, “I support comprehensive background checks so criminals and the dangerously mentally ill can’t buy guns.”
    The ad does not specify if the man is an actor, but he violates all three gun safety rules taught by the National Rifle Association (NRA).

    The first rule is to always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. In this case, the children are playing in the yard. Although the viewers can’t see what is to the side of the truck, the man should be pointing the muzzle in the air or at the ground.

    The second NRA rule is always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. In the ad “Responsibility,” the man has his finger on the trigger, as if ready to shoot. While doing this, he says, “I believe in the Second Amendment, and I’ll fight to protect it. But with rights come responsibilities.” To make an ad demonstrating actual gun responsibility, the man would put a straight forefinger above the trigger guard to make sure he doesn’t accidentally touch the trigger.

    The third NRA safety rule is always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use. This means a situation in which the gun is available for immediate use — such as when hunting and a deer could step out at any time or when the firearm is safely stored but ready for quick self-defense as needed.

    In the ad called “Family,” the man says that, “My dad taught me to hunt, and I’ll teach my kids. I’ve owned a gun all my life, and I’ll fight for my right to keep it.”

    While saying this, he holds the pump-action shotgun with the action (bolt) closed, so it is impossible to know if it is loaded. To make this a demonstration of safety, the bolt would be wide open to demonstrate that it is unloaded.

    A man who grew up hunting would know that by holding a shotgun straight horizontal, with the action closed and his finger on the trigger, he is committing all three cardinal sins of gun safety.

    It's perfectly legitimate to hire an actor for political campaign ads, but actor or not, is it too much to ask of a gun control group that insists it doesn't have a problem with guns, just guns in the wrong hands, to run an ad that exhibits some rules of common sense gun safety.

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  2. Lucrum


    The idea of background checks sound great to the uninformed. Only they make very little difference. With few exceptions criminals don't buy from sources that will require a background check. In fact most firearms used in felonies are STOLEN. Do these ignorant buffoons plan on requiring gun thieves to submit to a background check prior to breaking and entering?

    The Aurora CO shooter had passed a background check. The CT school shooter STOLE his weapons from someone who had passed a background check.

    Many if not most firearms applications ask the applicant if they suffer from any mental illness. Simply check the "No" box and bada bing bada boom you just passed that portion the "background" check.

    The checks do prevent career criminals from walking into a gun store or gun show and purchasing. But since, as already mentioned, these guys don't get their guns from those sources to begin with they prevent little, cost much and inconvenience all law abiding citizens.
  3. pspr


    Another thing the liberals are talking about is if you have a gun and you leave your apartment but your roommate is still there, you will be required to do a background check on your roommate before you can leave the gun there with him in the apartment.

    Liberals are stupid control freaks!
  4. wjk


    I agree with your last sentence, but regarding the background check issue, I will say this. I would never leave a firearm with a roommate, excluding my wife. I would have to know someone a very long time before leaving them with my firearms. Many of my friends aren't even aware that I own any.
  5. I see this law as really unenforceable but that is not the point. The point is if your roomate uses your weapon and commits a crime, you can be held liable after the fact.
  6. One other thing.

    Why doesn't Bloomberg run an ad with one of his bodygaurds holding his pistol next to a black limo. The body gaurd dressed in a suit and says "I don't hunt, never have never will, Mongo loves Bambi but the Mayor needs me and my gun in case I gotta kill sumbody."
  7. Lucrum


    + 3
  8. Would it be unChristian of me to pray for Bloombug to drop dead?

    It's either that or he leave office, it's HIS choice.
  9. He doesn't really make a good case for a wealthy businessman to run a public office (enterprise) although I think under his watch NYC enjoys the best bond rating it ever had.
  10. pspr


    Well, were not talking about a dorm room here where everybody's stuff is out in the open and you met your roommate on your first day of college assigned by the University.

    But, I could see a situation where you and a roommate or family have several guns in a gun rack that may or may not be locked. Or you have a gun hidden in a closet or even locked in a safe in a closet.

    The fact that the government is going to try to hold you responsible for the actions of someone else you know having reasonable access to your possessions is repulsive to me.

    For instance. I once had a roommate that I knew fairly well. He told me sometime after I moved in that he kept a rifle behind his closet door in case of a break-in or something.

    I wouldn't consider him to be responsible if I had gone wacko and took his gun and robbed a store.

    If there were children around and more precautions weren't taken I could understand. But otherwise, it is insane to try to keep everyone in your household from having any access to your weapons.
    #10     Mar 25, 2013