No one wants to see a child get hurt or killed because he/she was playing with a gun that a parent did not secure. And if the video below was simply a service announcement to remind parents to teach gun proper gun safety I would be all for it.
But this cartoon is not trying to teach gun safety. It’s trying to push gun control. One thing the cartoon below fails to point out is that responsible gun owners do not allow their guns to be accessed where such a thing can happen.
Under the pretense of doing something that can save children’s lives, the whole point of this video is to send viewers to a petition that calls for “tougher safe storage laws and other programs that work to keep children safe from guns.”
In the video a child is scared of the monster in the closet and the parents tell him that there is no such thing as a monster. Eventually the boy gets enough courage to go into the closet where he finds a gun and begins to play with it. Seconds later he shoots himself in the head and a message pops up in the screen that says,
“The monster is real.”
Then another message comes onto the screen that gives what is supposed to be a fact with no sources to back it up:
“1.5 million US children are living with unlocked, loaded guns.”
The video was made by the States United to Prevent Gun Violence, an organization which has been pushing hard for new, strict gun laws.
The entire premise of the video is that gun owners don’t lock up their guns and millions of children are at risk because of it. Of course they don’t know this for sure, but that will not stop them from pushing for more gun control laws that include enforcing guns being locked up in homes.
Now how do you suppose one enforces a law like that? Get a list of all the gun owners from a local newspaper and go from house to house making sure guns are locked up?
And then there’s the issue of actually training children a safe respect for firearms and how to use them properly. The video never mentions the millions of kids that are taught from their parents how to shoot and have a healthy reverence for guns.
If you don’t teach your kids how to shoot and handle guns then somewhere down the line someone else probably will and you cannot afford to let that happen.
So let’s say all your guns are locked up in safes and vaults in the house. Then someone breaks into your house. Now what? Ask for a moment to remember the combination so you can protect your family?
Any comments on this video? Leave them below. I wouldn’t be surprised if comments and voting are taken off that video after we post it on here. Anti-gunners never seem to like it when 2nd amendment supporters exercise their 1st amendment rights too.
You can find a pro-gun cartoon here if you’re in a cartoon watching mood. This one shows how ridiculous Connecticut’s gun laws are.