So maybe it’s not the worst ad ever, but it is somewhere in the top 10 on that list.
Bloomberg’s gun-grabbing group, Everytown, has just released its latest failed attempt at swaying public opinion about the country’s gun laws.
National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke does a great job at explaining why Everytown’s newest ad is shot through with (no pun intended) illogic, is counterproductive, and is a waste of energy:
What the video ends up doing instead is demonstrating a) that people who are willing to abduct children and shoot women in the face are not likely to follow the laws (the victim already has a restraining order out against her assailant, which frankly doesn’t seem to be doing much); b) that the victim would have been better off with a gun in her hand than with a phone connected to the police department; and c) that, firearms being a great equalizer between men and women, any rules that make it difficult for potential victims to get hold of guns (and make no mistake: Everytown supports them all) put vulnerable people in danger.
Everytown, which boasts a membership of 2 million, says its new 30-second ad titled, “Will You Stop This,” is meant to apply political pressure on “your senator.” There are three different ads running on TV in the states represented by Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Dean Heller (R-NV). The ad is supposed to urge those GOP senator to support a bill proposed be Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) that would ban convicted stalkers from possessing a gun.
Because passing a law to stop lawbreakers from breaking more laws always works.
No one wants to see women and children victimized and brutalized by abusive boyfriends or husbands. But Everytown’s approach comes off as sophomoric and nonsensical, in 30-second doses.
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