An American Editor

March 21, 2015

Something to Think About

As long-time readers of AAE know, I like to draw attention to articles and videos that are worth reading/watching and even provoke thinking. Today’s video is about gun buying and educating the gun buyer. I do not want to get into a Second Amendment right argument; I am providing the link because I think the video is worth watching, especially as it is a different approach to the issue of educating the consumer.

Remember that you do not have to watch the video (or read the article linked to below); clicking the link is purely voluntary. For those interested, here is the video, which has gone viral:

Guns With History

I found the reaction of the New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association (NRA), The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA), interesting: it demanded a criminal investigation of the video and the gun safety group States United to Prevent Gun Violence. For more information, see the Media Watch article: “NRA Affiliate Is So Scared Of This Gun Safety Video That It Wants A Criminal Investigation.”

Richard Adin, An American Editor


  1. I didn’t follow the link but the title of the Media Watch article seems to sum up the situation. If you are sure of your own position on any issue there’s no reason to feel threatened by someeone calmly expressing a different view. Free speech?


    Comment by Jim Hart — March 21, 2015 @ 6:29 am | Reply

  2. Thank you for bringin this to my attention.


    Comment by Paula Szocik — March 21, 2015 @ 8:50 am | Reply

  3. Thank you for posting on this Richard. Interesting to see how people changed their minds on purchasing a gun when they learned about what “protection” can actually result in. Fascinating to see the NRA’s take on it as well.


    Comment by Luann Reed-Siegel — March 21, 2015 @ 12:54 pm | Reply

  4. Thank you for an excellent informative video that deserves to be seen widely in the US!!


    Comment by pamela etheridge — March 21, 2015 @ 2:36 pm | Reply

  5. Thanks for sharing. It certainly is something to think about.


    Comment by Vicki — March 22, 2015 @ 12:52 am | Reply

  6. I’m confused as to what you want to do if you don’t want a 2nd Amendment debate?

    You post a video from an anti-gun organization where they lie (the actual firearms were not the ones used by the criminals but they make it seem that way), have possible broken the law (no federal firearm license, not supposed to sell or present for sale realistic toy guns, etc) — and then you call this educating the consumer?

    Bob S.


    Comment by 3boxesofbs — March 26, 2015 @ 9:29 am | Reply

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