Kids Told to Steal Their Parents' Guns in Seriously Messed Up PSA

Gun Violence PSAGun violence is a serious issue these days, with many impassioned opinions from both sides of the issue. There are those that believe all guns should be outlawed, and others who believe that education on firearm safety is sufficient. One thing that should never be advocated, however, is that children steal their parents' legally owned guns. One such advocacy group seems to be encouraging just that.

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San Francisco company Sleeper 13 Productions put out a controversial PSA recently that shows a young teen stealing a gun from his parents' room, taking the presumably loaded weapon to school, and forfeiting it to a teacher.

There is so much wrong with this video, I don't even know where to begin. Watch it now:

Ummm ... how many laws did this kid just break on his own? On the company's Facebook page, Jerry Harlan wrote, "Weapons theft, unlawful possession of a weapon by a minor, illegal concealed carry of a weapon, carrying a weapon onto school property, assault, and brandishing."

Popular opinion is against the video, which has received more than 3,500 down votes, and only 31 up votes.

At the end of the video, the boy says, "Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house." No mention on if the kid's parents are obese and suffering from diabetes, because obviously he should steal all the spoons from the house.

Guns don't kill people anymore than spoons full of ice cream make them fat.

Parents who own guns do a have a responsibility to teach their children about them. In fact, all parents should teach their children not to handle guns until they are old enough to do so. Stealing guns from your parents and turning them into your teacher after carrying them around in your backpack all day at school is a terrible thing to do.

Yes, gun violence is an issue. But teaching kids to be afraid of guns is hardly the answer.

What do you think of this PSA?

 

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