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Anti-Gun Ad May Actually Encourage People To Get A Firearm

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A new television advertisement released by gun safety advocates “Everytown” is causing quite the stir. The ad depicts a man breaking into a home and kidnapping a child while his mother is defenseless to stop him. The point of the video is supposed to send the message that something needs to be done about illegal guns in order to get them out of the hands of dangerous people. However, many people feel like the ad is doing just the opposite of that and actually may encourage people to go out and get guns in order to protect themselves.

The video was partially funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Ridgewood, New Jersey Mayor Paul Aronsohn likes the idea of the video and is an active member of “Mayors Against Illegal Guns”.

“The need to address gun violence is one of the most serious issues we have to contend with and so I understand that groups like “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” and others, that they really bring to this the sense of urgency and a real sense that we need to do something now,” he said.

On the other side of this battle are people like Anthony Colandro who owns “Gun For Hire” and offers security and proper gun training courses. After seeing the video, he thinks that this advertisement actually helped his cause.

“When I saw it I thought it was a pro-gun ad. I thought it was a pro-self-defense ad because the average police response in this country is 11 minutes and that video clearly shows that the only way to respond to someone who’s armed breaking into your house is to counter it by defending yourself and your family with a firearm, so when you need help in seconds, the police arrive in minutes. So I’m getting phone calls and emails form people who want to get a gun now after seeing this Bloomberg funded video,” he said.

 

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