— 22Minutes (@22_Minutes) February 22, 2018
22 Minutes is a Canadian show, sort of their version of The Daily Show.
Here they mock the US for banning Kinder Eggs but not guns.
This is a line of bullshit I have heard for years from anti gun activists who think they are witty.
Ignoring the Constitutional protection of gund and not European chocolates, this crap illustrates a fundamental difference between gun and anti gun people.
Here are the four cardinal rules of gun safety.
1. Treat all guns as if they are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything that you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target and you have made the decision to shoot.
4. Be sure of your target and what is behind it.
The unofficial 5th rule is: Secure your firearms so that unauthorized persons may not access them.
We drill these into shooters because we know guns are dangerous. We know guns can kill. We accept that responsibility when we use them and do our best to use them safely.
Kinder Eggs are chocolate eggs like Cadbury Cream Eggs but instead of liquid diabetes, it is a piece of plastic inside. They are banned by the FDA because they are a choking hazard.
You do not expect a chocolate to kill a child. It is not something you expect to be inherently dangerous. A parent doesn’t hand a child a chocolate thinking “there may be some plastic garbage in there my kid can choke on.”
A gun is the opposite. You know a gun I’d inherently dangerous and you don’t hand one to a three year old.
To equate guns and Kinder Eggs and the dangers of each is as intellectually dishonest as a person can be in this issue.
Mockery of this shows that anti gun people do no accept personal responsibility. However they are fine with exposing children to unanticipated risk, as long as it’s not a gun.
This isn’t witty, it’s stupid and shows a complete lack of critical thinking about risk and responsibility.