gun violence

OH WOW scary stuff :P.  An interview with filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and executive producer Katie Couric:

Born-To-FeelThe film is a look at guns and gun violence in the United States.  I can’t find a trailer for it anywhere, but it doesn’t really sound like anything that hasn’t been done dozens of times before.

If anyone ever actually came up with an idea that would work to stop gun violence without making stupid new laws (which criminals don’t follow) and/or infringing the rights of non-crimimals, then I’d be willing to listen.   I say it all the time… gun violence (although incredibly terrible) is not as big of a problem as it is made out to be.  There are far bigger fish to fry when it comes to people dying annually (see CDC causes of preventable death).  That said, none of the other ways are as sensational or bloody as gun violence, so they won’t look as gross on the front page of a news paper and won’t satisfy the blood lust people have which results in advertising dollars being made while every minute detail of every incident is reported.

I really wish this was the “Under the gun” they produced hahha:

So corny I love it.

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This is dumb.  All for shock value just like everything else anti-gun.  This is from late 2014, but still dumb and worth mentioning:

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There are an estimated 18,000 shooting ranges operating in America today. Many of these shooting ranges sell custom targets featuring thugs, terrorists, aliens and zombies. The painfully ironic truth is that the real targets of gun violence aren’t these fictional “bad guys” but rather our real-life friends, neighbors, co-workers and children.

Wait, so they want to ironically sell the anti gun people, targets which they won’t use to prove a point that innocent people are often the targets of gun violence? That’s derp inception right there. Amazing how with hundreds of millions of guns out there, there aren’t a minimum of tens of thousands of INNOCENT people dying every day.  These people really should refocus their efforts on a cause that would actually save lives, rather than pestering responsible gun owners with this nonsense.

Proceeds go to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.  If you click through to the Innocent Targets website, the first thing you’ll notice when you mouse over the pictures that the prices are not in USD.  When I first saw this I didn’t really get what was going on… then I scrolled down to the bottom and saw the exhibition of this “art” was held in Amsterdam.  Why raise money for a US cause in Amsterdam?  Yea who knows.  Probably so they can not be embarrassed when no one shows up, blaming it on the local culture being out of touch with the US problem and not getting it’s relevance.  Ya… *hits blunt* (because Amsterdam).

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Gat tip: Say Uncle

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Coalition To Stop Gun Violence grasping at trying to make you feel guilty / responsible for mass shootings and other gun violence:

You didn’t buy the gun. You didn’t pull the trigger. But if you’ve voted for politicians that refuse to support common sense gun laws, you’ve helped to facilitate mass shootings in America.

Christian-Bale-Pointing-MemeOMG!  The blood is on your hands… it’s on all of our hands! *eye roll*

Oh and imagine that… both Aurora and Sandy Hook are both “Gun Free Zones”.  What a breathtaking coincidence a psycho decided to go on a rampage at those places.

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Or “MEAN tweets” as they like to call them… Jimmy Kimmel style:

Coalition-To-Stop-Gun-Violencehaha well.  I’m surprised they actually have a sense of humor about the tweets. I thought gun control was such serious business?  Aren’t they saving millions of lives annually? *eye roll*

If I would have known they would make a video, I would have talked shit on twitter at them every now and then to get on it.  Live and learn.

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Everytown For Gun Banning demonstrating an ironic twist of fate:

Oh huge surprise a piece of paper (restraining order) didn’t stop that guy.  Also it’s very surprising that a ~100 lb. woman was unable to protect her son with her raised voice and tiny fists.  This is my shocked face –> 0.0

I think the word for this is poetic justice… but “Everytown For Gun Safety” won’t see that.

It’s sneaky that the end message is “stop gun violence against women” not “BAN GUNS”.  I’m curious what the ultimate solution is… oh wait it’s another “bill” that would help keep guns out of domestic abusers and stalkers.  From the Everytown website:

That’s why we’re calling on our senators to co-sponsor an important bill that would help keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers.

Everytown-for-gun-safety-logoMagical bills are so magical.  I just KNOW criminals will take this one (if passed) super seriously.

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Hipsters *shrug*:

Hipster*golf clap*  Dude in the driving cap slayed in on the mouth keyboard at the end.

Aw, no professional victim Colin Goddard!?  They must have snubbed him on this one.  I feel Colin could have brought a more “Robin Hood: Man Victims In Tights” feel to the song. We’re all at a loss that didn’t happen.

Watch me learn that dance /song and show up at the next NRA meeting sliding into your Instagram vids, hashtag #ENDOgotMovesDamn

Hat tip: Truth About Guns

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