Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"You don't need a gun to protect your kids."


But it sure helps.

(Is Amber Alert telling mothers to, "Give abductors what they want"?)

19 comments:

PPPP said...

That was wrong in so many ways. Understandable at the core, i.e. "don't let kids be kidnapped or victimized even if you have to shoot the perps". But, having guns go off towards the camera; shooting from the hip, unaimed (and therefore probably missing the intended target); shooting up in the air (every bullet comes down somewhere). Wrong, wrong, wrong.

bluesun said...

Whuh...?

Jay G said...

I think we're all just a little dumber for having seen that...

Wow. That was concentrated stupid.

Breda, you deserve a medal for wading through whatever sewer this came from to bring this to us...

DirtCrashr said...

Unsafe practices in concept and delivery...

Mike W. said...

"You don't need a gun to protect your kids"

Sure you don't, you can just use your cellphone and a guy with a gun will be there to protect them in a jiffy.

Pure idiocy.

I took a look at their website. It has provided me with blogfodder. Thanks Breda.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

"You don't need a gun to protect your kids."

That's nice, but they really should at least mention what they propose as an alternative.

As an aside, I do like that bullpup style shotgun. That would be a good house gun - though semi-auto would probably be better than a pump.

wv: scilli - That commercial is scilli.

Jason Cato said...

That was pretty sweet. For an anti-gun message it was glamorizing gun use. The whole "firing in slow mo" was very Hollywood.

Pop N Fresh said...

I liked when the duel welding ak momma took an ejected steel case to the temple and I got to watch her stunned expression in sloooowwwww mmootttiiiooooonnnn

geekWithA.45 said...

Their figure of 1/4 million abductions seems poorly founded.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidnapping

Summary: it seems that abduction is a subset of missing persons, which is a category ranging from 400K-800k/year.

Once you winnow it down, it looks like bona fide child abduction is on the order of several hundred "abducted by stangers" per year, and several thousand "abducted by non custodial parent" a year.

Like all domestic disputes, you have to consider that some percentage of the complaints will be lodged to obtain real or perceived legal advantage, and may not reflect actual circumstances.

DixieLaurel said...

What the hell was that?

I never carried until I had my little one. You want my kid, you're going to have to get past my 1911 first.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Kinda hypocritical for an organization who wants help from strangers to protect their kids to REJECT help from strangers who are willing to teach them how to use tools that might protect the kids from being stolen in the first place, don't you think? But now that I think of it, if Armed Parents used their guns in the first place, then maybe there would not be a need for Amber Alert, thus depriving another useless "charity" from using money to feed their bloated Executive Committees six-figure salaries w/o actually putting an end to the problem they are trying to "help put an end to".

Old NFO said...

Hypocrisy at it's finest... in addition to so many unsafe practices it's not funny...

Dixie said...

The whole "firing in slow mo" was very Hollywood.

Not to mention the "firing your guns in the air whilst yelling 'ARGH'."


The only good thing about this video is that it's going to spawn at least one pro-gun parody.

SpeakerTweaker said...

I never gave any consideration that Amber Alert was an organization. I thought it was a practice of participating municipalities to publish information for recently abducted children/lost elderly.

Never knew it was something that could be polarized on an issue.

Now I know better. Amber Alert can rot.

Jake nailed it. Exactly what, per se, then is the alternative to having a gun? What do they propose? Is simply having Amber Alert available an acceptable substitute for a preventive measure? Are they actually encouraging letting someone run off with your kids so Amber Alert can swoop in to the rescue after your child is kidnapped? WTF?



tweaker

SpeakerTweaker said...

I stand corrected. AmberWatch Alert is a private mouthpiece organization cleverly using recognizable nomenclature to attract attention to their blatantly biased message. Judging from their website, the anti-gun message is their sole purpose.

*sigh* Like lambs to the slaughter.

Anyway, I take back the part about Amber Alert rotting. My malice was misplaced.

I will go post my newly acquired fodder now.



tweaker

reflectoscope said...

I suppose if you're dealing with an awful lot of kidnappers at once then an RPD is a logical choice, but then dragging around 15 pounds of LMG would get pretty old otherwise.

As for the rest of that spot, oy. As soon as kidnappers start consistently turning up with more holes than they were born with, kidnapping stops happening. Ditto pretty well any other activity you'd care to consider.

Jim

Boyd K said...

I think it speaks great things that they see images of "Moms" shooting RFBs as motivational, a way to engender help to their cause. I don't think their message was anti gun just anti kidnapping.

Now it's up to US to get into the middle American mindset and say "hey you know the cool ad with the AK toting moms? THINK about that. No, really.

I know a couple single middle class American moms who are part of the metro-chic "I'm a pacifist" scene. W/one or two I've very carefully said "And, since we agree there are bad people, what if one of them approached (insert daughters name)"? You have to be sensitive about how you approach the topic and so far I only get cognitive dissonance with one of them. But... we're moving a mindset here... Boyd K

Daniel said...

Wow, I finally got a chance to watch this. Boiled-down crystalline weird. I agree with PopNFresh the high point is the gal with the two AKs ejecting into her head... Somebody please crop that and make an animated GIF!

The Neophyte said...

What I don't get is why these groups can't see guns as a tool and a very effective tool in certain situations to defend your child. Hell they even state in their letter that their Amber Watch System "was built to be used as a weapon against child predators". And it can be very effective in the right circumstances as well. But in other circumstances it is not very effective. A guy who grabs your kid and takes them out to the middle of nowhere is gonna be very hard to find no matter how much of an amber alert is raised.

Now I don't see this group coming right out and saying "Guns are bad" but I do find this video to be at least inane. What message are they trying to get across? I am not the most creative guy but I think I could come up with a better video than this to get the point across that they are serious about protecting the kids without shooting two AK 47s up in the air.