If you're like most people, you were secretly (or maybe not-so-secretly) hoping that the woman would pull out her own gun and confront the enraged ex.
Y'know, like in that Glock ad.
The thought that, "someone ought to pass a law preventing this," was not at the forefront of your mind. You wouldn't be alone, either; even the usually-so-"Progressive"-it-hurts ladies hosting The View didn't have that reaction.
When your "Progressive" cause has lost The View....
Everytown's video fails for a lot of reasons, but if you ask me, it fails because the facts are out there, and most people by now, regardless of their political leanings, realize that:
- A restraining order (RO) or temporary protection order (TPO) is just a piece of paper, and won't stop a determined attacker; and,
- Dialing 911 is great, but in the heat of the moment, you are your own first responder; and,
- Most women (not all, but most) can't physically overcome a man if it comes to fisticuffs, and a firearm is a force-equalizer; and,
- Existing laws fail to stop this -- people sanctioned under ROs and TPOs (like the angry ex in the video) are already "prohibited persons" in the eyes of the law (i.e. he's already a criminal by having that gun); and,
- If existing laws fail to stop this, then no additional laws proposed by Everytown would have a chance.
And finally, when your audience's visceral reaction to the appearance of a firearm in the estranged ex's hand is to hope and pray for another one to appear in the would-be-victim's hands, you've lost the message.
I'd encourage some polite commentary on the Everytown YouTube channel, but I notice that "Comments are disabled for this video." Do you think maybe they dislike it when anyone refutes them?
(Hat tip to Sebastian over at Shall Not Be Questioned)