A controversial “public service video” that has gone viral has elicited a strong reaction from second amendment advocates, as well as gun control advocates, who have gone so far as to suggest that the video is a conspiracy designed to make gun-grabbers look bad.
Additionally, the North Oakland Community Charter School is “distancing itself” from the video that was produced on their campus, saying they had “no idea the content would become so divisive on both sides of the gun control debate,” as reported at Mercury News.
As reported at vocativ.com,
A Bay Area filmmaker’s attempt to create a dramatic gun control video has so spectacularly backfired that it’s made her a target among gun proponents and opponents alike.
Aside from YouTube, the video was first discussed at Broadside News, which shows a young teen who sneaks past his mother to dig through his parents’ personal belongings to retrieve a firearm. He brings the weapon to school, only to give it to his teacher, saying:
Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house.
The image of the boy then “dramatically freezes, and copy on the screen announces, ‘Our children deserve a safe world.'”
Watch the video here:
Vocativ spoke with Rejina Sincic, who wrote and directed what she referred to as a “Public Safety Video.” She said,
My message is that kids should not have access to guns in their house. Kids should feel safe and their schools should be safe zones. I made this video for that purpose.
But Ladd Everitt, a spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence was quoted by Vocativ as saying:
I smell a rat here. To me, this reeks of something that’s been planted.
Trevor Loudon, author of “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress,” is perplexed at the fact that gun control groups are distancing themselves from the PSA. He told WayneDupree.com that Sincic’s video serves the agenda of the radical left, in that it demotes the role of parents and promotes that of teachers. Why deny it, he said, “when its what they basically advocate and work to achieve?” Loudon added, “the problem with this PSA is that spells out their agenda too honestly and explicitly..and that embarrasses the gun control crowd.”