Movie Review!

I’m so excited, my first Movie Review. I was hoping to review the HBO Documentary “Gun Fight” or “Living for 32” first but I haven’t seen them yet. They have been “scooped” by The Brady Campaign who are the preeminent authority on the Second Amendment, Gun Ownership, and Violence Policy.

Their new movie “Ban Assault Clips” is short but powerful and to the point. I’ll start by giving it an A but use the link below to see for yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62Va-Ll2vKw&feature=player_embedded

Why an A? The video starts with a handsome young man that looks like any other young man you might find on a college campus. He also has a Machine Glock with a Laughner Style Assault Clip and he starts firing. Notice how simply holding the Glock changes him from a healthy and normal young man into an unstoppable shooting machine? This is consistent with gun ownership as it causes normal people who live next door to you to give up their families, careers, and even their life to have “Wild West” type shootouts over minor disputes such as parking spots or to compensate for some other shortcoming. This is a great example of taking advantage of high profile incidents that involve guns and to using them to get media time for our cause!

Next is the target. You first see a normal target but when it’s brought forward, it’s a little girl! The imagery is excellent as it makes the point that guns often target children and are never used to protect children since NRA Tea Party Insurrectionists Extremist Gunophile Fetishists don’t care about the children. This appeal to emotion is exactly the sort of thing that can influence policy. It’s been proven time and again with all the laws named after dead white girls. If this can work on seatbelt laws or kidnap laws, then it can be used against the American gun owner before he or she eventually kills. The movie continues with targets that look like Grandpa, Mom, a Postman, and a Student. This is excellent imagery that conveys the viewer with the feeling that guns could be targeting anyone at any time and that includes them even though they are not involved in criminal activity and live in nice neighborhoods!

To continue, this movie is an excellent example of making some guns seem more dangerous than others. Machine Glocks and Laughner Style Assault Clips are highlighted and there’s no mention of revolving auto loaders like those used in the recent event in Brazil. This is a great way to take advantage of the fact that many people have no functional understanding of guns and this will distract from issues such as the criminal element, mental health, and a person’s intent.

To be fair, I do have a couple of minor complaints. The first is that the shooter only shoots 17 times when he had an 33+ Assault Clip of Mass Destruction. The second is that The Brady Campaign, as the brilliant architects of the Practical Defeat of the NRA Extremists in the Heller and McDonald decisions, should not be focused on Reasonable Bans of Assault Clips but instead Common Sense Bans of Assault Weapons though no one is talking about handgun bans. Lastly, there’s no mention of sales registration, permits, or incentivize forfeiture but I’m hopeful of a sequel!

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