Emily Miller points out safety issues in Bloomberg anti-gun ads

The ad does not specify if the man is an actor, but the text accompanying it says he is a "gun owner."  Either way, the man violates all three gun safety rules taught by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Anyone who starts a sentence -- and especially if they are starting a whole discussion -- with "I'm a gun owner, but..." is lying to you.  They aren't a gun owner.  They are using a rhetorical tool designed to create a sense of similarity to better persuade you of something.  This is usually where I tune something out and move on to the next thing.  Of course, if it's an actual conversation in public, it's a good point in the conversation to interrupt and ask "Oh, really?  What guns do you own?  Do you shoot IPDA or three-gun or benchrest?  Bag any deer lately?"

At that point, the expression of utter shock and terror on their face will usually end the discussion and make your point for you.

PS: Also, anyone who appears in a professionally-produced advertisement is an actor even if they look like a normal person, whether the advertisement says so or not.  Perhaps especially if they look like a normal person.  Looking like a normal person on TV takes skill.

This entry was published Tue Mar 26 09:27:32 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-03-26 09:27:32.0. [Tweet]

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