A new gun control ad has been released by independent filmmaker Rejina Sincic that gives kids some of the worst advice in regards to guns.  In what she calls a PSA aimed at “reducing gun violence in schools and communities,” Sincic tells children everywhere to steal guns from their parents and take them to school.

The video depicts a teenage boy sneaking into his mother’s room, taking a gun out of her dresser drawer (who knows if it’s loaded or unloaded), putting it in his backpack and then taking it to school. After class, he waits for the other students to leave then puts the gun on the teacher’s desk and says, “Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house.”  Watch the full ad for yourself below:


Unfortunately, what this gun control ad depicts versus what would actually happen in the real world are two completely different scenarios.

Bearing Arms points out: “In the real world, such an act would result in the boy facing numerous felony charges (exact charges depend on state laws) possibly including 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.”

Imagine if children everywhere decided to follow the advice of this ad.  Hundreds of thousands of children would be bringing guns to schools and would thus be facing expulsion and potential felony charges.  These guns could also potentially be loaded representing a huge safety risk for both teachers and students.

If you want to be an activist and want to encourage a cultural shift, encouraging kids to steal from their parents’ and take guns to school endangering themselves and others in the process is probably not the right kind of gun control ad to use to do it.
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