Update: Everytown for Gun Safety video works as predicted for two women of “The View”

In our previous post, we mentioned that Everytown for Gun Safety’s new video was likely to have the exact opposite effect of what they intended. Well, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy just proved the point. Neither apparently see the video as a clear call for gun control. In fact, they both indicate it reminds them of why women SHOULD own guns! Great job Mike and Shannon!
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Everytown for Gun Safety makes a “pro-gun” video

You need to see this video before they realize their mistake. Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts have managed to make a video they think promotes the need for gun control. But an objective view of it would suggest it can just as easily be interpreted as the exact opposite, promoting gun ownership by women.

In this video, the presumably estranged husband/father is threatening “Mom” from outside the home. Mom calls 911 for help. in the time it takes 911 to answer and for her to explain why she needs help, “Dad” has kicked in the door and overpowered Mom, threatening to take the child. The police or any other help 911 MIGHT provide is no where to be seen. And while this video depicts a gun as the weapon of choice, there’s no reason to believe the result wouldn’t be the same if “Dad” were reduced to nothing more than a knife, bat, stick, plastic bag, or his bare hands.

The idea that “Mom” might be able to defend herself or her child apparently has never entered the minds of Everytown for Gun Safety. And it would seem they expect it to never enter the minds of anyone watching the video. They expect that anyone watching it will see that “clearly, if only this man didn’t have a gun, none of this would happen.” But suppose, for a moment, that Mom had a gun?

Might “Mom” have been able to yell, “Stay out! I have called the police and I will shoot you…” and mean it? Might that justifiable threat of deadly force have caused “Dad” or anyone else outside the home to reconsider entering forcibly, thus avoiding the loss of life or threat of injury for all parties entirely? And if Mom’s justifiable threat fails to dissuade Dad, having a gun provides a force multiplier that may give her the ability to stop Dad even if he brings his own gun. Still, the video perfectly illustrates something else we know about many similar scenarios. Calling 911 is fine when there is sufficient time for help to arrive but, as the saying goes, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

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High court bolsters domestic violence gun ban law – Yahoo News

“People convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns even in states where no proof of physical violence is required to support the domestic violence charge, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday

via High court bolsters domestic violence gun ban law – Yahoo News.”

Well there’s a miscarriage of justice. NO PROOF REQUIRED! Just the mere accusation is sufficient to destroy your life. One step forward, two steps back SCOTUS.

GM