A video posted Monday by Everytown for Gun Safety could easily have been produced by gun rights advocates if the scenario it exposes is thought through.
A frightened woman calls 911 as her angry “ex” pounds on her door and bellows in rage.
“Yes,” she responds to the operator’s query if she has a restraining order.
He kicks in the door, grabs the couple’s son, and when she ineffectually tries to stop the much larger male, he turns, pulls a handgun, and the viewer hears a gunshot as the screen fades to black.
“Stop gun violence against women,” a message urges, linking to an online petition of support for Sen. Amy Klobucher’s “Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act.”
“Comments are disabled for this video,” the YouTube posting advises, surprising no one.
Klobucher, of course, is a typical anti-gun Democrat who wants to ban “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines, while at the same time issuing the standard, fraudulent “I would do nothing to hurt hunting” divide-and-conquer ploy.
NRA, quite properly, opposes her bill, giving those disingenuously calling for a “national conversation on guns” the opportunity to go into eye-rolling feeding frenzy mode. That resulted in no shortage of snark-filled “editorials” with endearing headlines like “Your NRA, Fighting For The Rights Of Wife Beaters And Stalkers Everywhere,” and “NRA Gun Fondlers Fight to Preserve Gun Rights.”
One such “media” outlet, The Huffington Post, quotes passages from a letter sent by NRA to lawmakers that, if one bothers to consider the implications, makes a pretty compelling case for why Klobucher’s bill is typical statist overreach that endangers liberty and catches non-violent people up in its net.
“Under federal law, for example, stalking includes ‘a course of conduct’ that never involves any personal contact whatsoever, occurs wholly through the mail, online media, or telephone service, is undertaken with the intent to ‘harass’ and would be reasonably expected to cause (even if it doesn’t succeed in causing) ‘substantial emotional distress’ to another person,” the letter warns.
Where have we seen any danger of that being “progressively” abused before?
The video, intending to produce horror (and it no doubt does among the Moms Demanding Suction*), results in quite the opposite reaction among people capable of basic critical thinking. In just 30 seconds, it teaches the lessons that restraining orders don’t work, that when seconds count the police are minutes away, and that the only thing that can protect smaller, weaker humans against much larger and stronger predators intent on killing them, is something that can immediately help equalize disparity in force capabilities.
While Prozi hardliners, anti-gun males and useful idiot MILMs are snickering and congratulating themselves over elevating the dialog with terms like “gun fondlers,” perhaps they would like to extend their juvenile banter to Nikki Goeser, author of “Denied a Chance: How Gun Control Helped a Stalker Murder My Husband.” My guess is, they’d rather people didn’t learn about her, or about women who reject the pathetic doctrine of defenselessness, who refuse to be a victim, and who will not go gentle into that good night.
PSAs, offensive anti-gunners and fondling notwithstanding, all the illusion-making and manipulation in the world, can’t completely mask the inconvenient truth that those behind the ad would rather see a woman and her children murdered in their home than have an accessible, working gun. They would rather she be torn apart by multiple assailants than have a firearm with the magazine capacity needed to repel and defeat them. They would rather see her violated and murdered on the street than carrying a handgun, openly or concealed.
Bottom line: They would rather see a woman slaughtered than armed, and then exploit that in another victim pool-expanding blood dance.
UPDATE: Now that you’ve seen a video that ends badly, watch one with a happy ending.
* [FOOTNOTE: Shannon Watts insists the udderly ridiculous protestors aren’t hers, but guess who proposed the basic idea.]
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