Gun control group States United to Prevent Gun Violence set up a fake gun shop in New York City stocked with real firearms and accessories to dissuade first time buyers from actually purchasing a firearm. The phony gun salesman told a story about each gun to scare the customers.
This is a .22 caliber six-inch revolver. It’s also a gun that a five-year-old found in his parents’ bedroom. Went down and shot his 9-month-old baby brother with it.
Rather than address the real issue of gun safety, the salesman chose to blame the gun for each tragic story. Every gun had a disturbing tag attached that described its association to a particular mass shooting, homicide, or suicide.
The salesman was not there to help customers choose a firearm for self-defense. A real gun shop has knowledgeable salespeople who want to help customers find the right firearm and accessories to meet their needs. Guns are used every day in America for defensive purposes. Bad guys decide when they want to do bad things. Good people have to be prepared for the unexpected.
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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom