(July 28, 2014)
Is the NRA paying Michael Bloomberg to make their point for them?
The gun safety group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will air a dramatic television ad in three key states and Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to pressure key Republican senators to support new gun restrictions for domestic abusers. The 30-second ad by Everytown for Gun Safety features a man trying to break into his ex-wife's house with a gun as she frantically calls the police. The man kicks the door in, grabs the woman's crying baby and points the gun at the woman's head. The gunshot can be heard as the video cuts out and directs viewers to text a number for information about stopping violence against women.Oh, here's the 31-second video; no need to go to the link:
The scenario: an angry ex-husband breaks down his ex-wife's door, grabs their child away from her, and when the ex-wife protests ... a shot rings out.
We are left not knowing if the husband shoots the child, the wife, or both.
Still, it's not a scenario which has never happened in this country. Or most countries.
The wife is presented as a helpless but brave (if ineffectual) terrified woman. The husband is an out-of-control Paranoid with delusions of
One wonders if this terrifying scenario couldn't lead to a less-bad conclusion.
What if the wife had a gun, and was not afraid to use it in defense of herself and her child?
That "shot rings out" can have a less ominous note. Even the most recalcitrant Libro-Tard can get the message: