This video was made on purpose to be serious and not satire.
The video is mind-bogglingly stupid. If any child took a gun to school and plopped it on their teacher’s desk, they would never get to idiotic asking for them to take the gun away. The child would be lucky to only be arrested for bringing a gun onto school property.
Once the kid was in jail, the mother would be arrested for negligence and everyone would get a criminal record.
In a press release, The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms listed how many crimes were depicted in the 3-minute video.
“The series of crimes depicted in this video is simply astonishing,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “We’re talking about felony theft of a firearm, illegal possession of a handgun by a minor, having a gun in a school, illegal concealed carry by a minor, brandishing and maybe one or two other crimes, depending upon thejurisdiction.
“The fact that the gun appears to be a very real-looking BB pistol is not the point,” he noted. “The scenario obviously depicts what some youngster should do with a real handgun. Besides, even bringing a BB gun to school is against the law, and at the very least, the boy in this video would wind up being arrested and face felony charges.
“We understand from published reports that angry messages have been showing up on this company’s Facebook page,” Gottlieb said, “and rightly so. The message of this video is so monumentally stupid that if any youth does something like this after watching it, the producers should face charges. If someone is hurt, they should face both criminal and civil liability.”
“This video isn’t a public service announcement,” he said, “but a public dis-service and the producers ought to be ashamed.”
Teaching gun safety, apparently, wasn’t an option before making this video.
The original video, which is now private, included a message at the end that said, “Special thanks to the North Oakland Community Charter School.”