States United to Prevent Gun Violence/Ceasefire USA is an extremist gun control group. I say extremist because the tactics they use constitute emotional torture. They were the group that pulled the “Guns with History” stunt, in which they opened a fake gun store in NYC in which each of the guns “for sale” had been used in a murder or accidental shooting.
Not to be outdone by that grotesqueitude, they engaged in another act of psychological terrorism. They created a fake movie theater and ambushed people, not with a crappy PSA, but with actual security cam footage of real people being murdered. Yes, they are attempting to generate support for gun control by showing people a snuff film.
You have been warned:
This is beyond the pale.
First of all, to do this to unsuspecting people is egregious. They were trying to make the point that guns in real life are not romantic like they are in the movies.
This is morally tantamount to not liking BDSM so inviting people to see a fake theater to watch 50 Shades of Gray, then showing them security camera footage of a violent rape.
Watching a fictional story is entertaining. The overwhelming majority of people can love the movie Taken or Man on Fire and still know that murder is wrong and not go out the next day and kill people. It has been proven over and over again that mentally healthy people do not become violent because of violent media.
But this kind of shock tactic is what extremists do.
Reality is much more complex. Not all gun use is bad. Gun play can be fun. There are some pretty bad-ass videos on line of people enjoying shooting and not killing people. Even with respect to using a gun to kill, sometimes a person needs to defend themselves.
So I will respond in kind with this video from New Jersey. A woman was beaten in a home invasion. The attack was captured by nanny cam. She begged the invader not to hurt her child. She was at the mercy of her attacker, and it is a miracle she survived.
Could she have prevented that attack with a gun. I don’t know. There are no guarantees in life. But compare the beating the woman in New Jersey suffered to the experience of this Oklahoma woman who shot an killed a home invader before he could land a finger on her.
Also, Ceasefire USA are assholes.