Anti-gun commercial has interesting effect

Every single day, multiple times a day, someone protecting themselves, their family or a friend stops a violent attack by using a firearm. In most cases, the trigger is never pulled, yet still the threat is stopped. Let’s go to the video.

Here is the Everytown for Gun Safety video showing a domestic assault that includes a firearm. We don’t know how it turns out for the woman or the child. Note the video’s title, directed at Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) … Sen. Heller, Will you stop this? The comments on YouTube are disabled.

Liberty PA responded with a video using a similar situation but a different response and a known outcome. The video is entitled I will stop this!

Unlike mass-shooting incidents at schools, movie theaters, malls or wherever – which are extremely rare yet very tragic and can rule a news cycle for hours, days or weeks – domestic violence incidents and other attacks that are stopped by the presence of a gun never make an extended news cycle for the simple fact they don’t meet the narrative. Quite honestly, there are way too many to cover.

Soon, Everytown for Gun Safety (Bloomberg’s group) will go back to using extremely rare, unique and devastating shooting anecdotes for their anti-gun marketing. Why? Because their expedition into an “it can and does happen routinely in real life” media campaign did not – and will not – work in favor of their anti-gun views. It fell flat, and more women today are interested in purchasing a firearm for home and personal defense.

I only ask that you ladies enroll in a quality handgun safety and training program suitable for you.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. bien-pensant on August 1, 2014 at 8:39 am

    This reminds me of the Glock, “Wrong Girl” ads. Was that the Gunny and Glock?
    I notice this ad runs on YouTube, has the this pro-gun ad run on network TV? (Ya, right)

  2. ricbee on August 1, 2014 at 9:12 am

    By the grace of God we have the internet & a way of revealing the truth about gun ownership. I just turned in my Saturday Night Special,30 years old & not working right for
    $200 in gift cards. I was glad to get rid of it & will get another “carry”gun that I will always have with me-including church.

  3. Vizionmusic on August 1, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Way to go ricbee… they not only made a NOTE of you, where you live, that you owned a gun…but NO self respecting ‘gun owner’ refers to a .38 snub nosed revolver as a ‘SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL’ which is an ANTI-GUN term to make people believe it is a ‘super cheap’ revolver…. I hope your NEW ‘Saturday night special’ doesn’t accidently go ‘off’ in Church fool…

    • Steve McGough on August 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Huh? They don’t collect any information from you at gun buy-backs that I know of. I got the impression he was referring to an old, cheap gun that was worth nothing and he received $200 in gift cards for it. If you could sell a used pen with no ink left for $10, would you take it? Why are you calling this guy a fool?

    • ricbee on August 1, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks ,Steve,you understood….

    • Vizionmusic on August 2, 2014 at 9:22 am

      If you guys are so damned naive that you believe they don’t know who you are ( they actually do surreptitiously video tape all people turning in such firearms- but your license plates too ) then you are all hopeless…..

    • Steve McGough on August 6, 2014 at 9:22 am

      Wait a minute Vizionmusic. Did you not claim you “had it with this site” and were leaving never to come back? Yup… just looked. April 11 you left, only to make at least three additional comments since. Would you like me to make it easier for you to leave or are you going to stop insulting people?

    • ricbee on August 1, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      I TOLD them to make note of the transaction.I called it what it was,Viz.
      Vietnam veterans are fairly careful with their guns,so don’t worry.
      The HPD is well aware of me-I wanna make sure they knew about it.

    • sammy22 on August 2, 2014 at 11:30 am

      Hope you are more than “fairly careful” w/ your new gun. Not far from where I am, a 5 year old shot another 5 year old dead having found a gun that some not “fairly careful” adult left unsecured.

    • ricbee on August 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Rest assured,Sammy….

  4. Vizionmusic on August 6, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Well Steve…. IF you would cancel me….and stop sending me ‘updates’…. I will gladly leave…
    While I enjoy Jim V. – you guys ( in my and some other people’s opinions ) do not necessarily always have the ‘right’ advice.. Just like when Jim was so insistent that ‘people obey the law and register’ which promptly got the ( minority who stupidly did ) those ‘notices’ from the State Police… Only an extremely small percentage of people I know listened to such bad advice, or a ‘liberal’ girlfriend or wife, or were just too ‘cowardly’ believing there would be a ‘raid’ on their home… Luckily, the overwhelming majority were SMART.. Ta-Da boys & girls….

    • Steve McGough on August 7, 2014 at 7:55 am

      Are you kidding me? You’re the one who said you’re leaving and you want to make ME responsible for unsubscribing YOU from our email distribution list? It’s not that friggin’ hard. YOU signed up for it and all YOU need to do is hit the unsubscribe link in the email.

      Don’t worry Steve, I’ll take care of everything for you…

      Ta-Da … Gone.

  5. Lynn on August 7, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Hey Ricbee & Steve, “illegitimi non Carborundum, (Don’t let the b*st**ds get you down). Most everyone who read Rvo understand you don’t blame others for your problems,you are responsible for your own actions.

    • ricbee on August 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Can you write clear English,Lynn?
      I don’t understand your comment.

    • Lynn on August 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Don’t give up the ship!

    • Lynn on August 7, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Oh and the responsible part was directed at Vizionmusic, who apparently can’t figure out how to unsubscribe by himself.

    • ricbee on August 7, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      I don’t understand the first part-I ain’t worried about no stinkin’ cops-they already know me & where I live. I expect to meet my demise at their hands.

    • bien-pensant on August 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Lynn, thank you for the dose of sanity. Yes, each of us, no matter how much the culture in Washington wants to say otherwise, is responsible for what we each do. The folks inside-the-beltway always seem to be looking for a scapegoat. “Not me! I did everything according to (our) policy, it wasn’t us or my _______.” They’re all lawyers or wannabees.
      If VM wants to sell a gun to a buy-back program, I say have at it. Heck, I have more than a few pieces of junk. $200 sounds good for each of them — not a vacation, but…. Hey, we can all debate whether or not “da man” knows us or not; is it right(?) to register our so-called “assault weapons,” should I follow the law, even if I heatedly disagree with it; are all of our Republican candidates really RHINOS; is the Tea Party just a for-profit, for-sale commercial enterprise? (Hmmmmm…)
      Any way, been away and just caught up, thanks Lynn for you even response. If no one else, I appreciate it.
      (And, I hope VM doesn’t go away, I value all opinions, even our resident liberal’s opinion!!! YO! Sammy… you there?)

    • sammy22 on August 11, 2014 at 11:05 am

      Yo! b-p. I chimed in (see above). BTW, seems like anybody to the left of you is tagged as liberal. Much room between the far-right and the left.

    • bien-pensant on August 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      TAG!!! Glad to know you are still following. Having a good summer?
      Far-left, far-right, just labels. I am more like you in philosophy than you might imagine. Sometimes, only sometimes, I’ll interject something to try to get a conversation going. Sometimes it actually works.
      I can say that I am for hard work, enjoying the rewards from that and taking care of the those who really need assistance to live. I know those are code words for various things and get some people going on about… well, you know.
      I follow this site to hear the original thought, a perspective that I have not heard from the collective media, a true personal opinion that rings of founding intent. Rare, that.
      My apologies if liberal offends you. I can say, unabashedly, that what is currently being peddled as Republican and/or conservative philosophy is not even close to what I can wholeheartedly endorse; for want of a label, libertarian is more where my thoughts reside. (Repub. primary? Personally, both leading candidates offend me.)
      Anyway, any disruption in the blog community is keenly felt…

  6. Lynn on August 13, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Thanks BP as always, you get it. I have argued politics around my families’ dinner table (as opposed to our kitchen table) since I was old enough to read & comprehend newspapers. We were always allowed to express our views and during the Vietnam War, they were explosive. Still to this day my siblings and I represent every wing of both parties. Sadly now, we can’t argue certain subjects. But, my family taught me to respect all views and take the verbal bombs when I sent a missile into the fray. So, I read & write daily on RVO. So fire away, I enjoy it, and also those who agree with me. I also, hope Vz reconsiders. Personally, I have changed my positions on issues often as information becomes clearer. To all, don’t take everything so seriously, this is an open forum.


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