On May 4, actress Melissa Joan Hart appeared in a new gun control PSA in which she suggests gun control should be a topic of causal conversation.
She also uses the PSA to exclaim that she is “a member of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America.”
Breitbart News previously reported that Hart had signed on as spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action’s newest gun control campaign, and now we see she is not simply a spokeswoman but a member of the gun control group as well.
In the May 4 PSA Hart talks about how eagerly friends talk about receiving “a promotion at work” or how quick kids talk “when they ace a test.” In the same way, she says we need to talk about gun control; and this includes talking to friends and neighbors about locking up their guns.
Hart shows how to call a friend and ask if the friend owns guns. If the friend says yes, she then shows how to ask the friend if she keeps her guns locked up.
In another part of the PSA, Hart appears beside a man in a police uniform who takes the magazine out of handgun, locks the magazine in a safe, then runs a cable lock through the gun, rendering it inoperable. He then hands the key for the cable lock to Hart. As he does this, Hart talks about the importance of locking up the gun and ammo separately.
She never once explains what a father is supposed to do when an intruder enters the house at 3 a.m. but the gun is locked in one closet and the ammo in another. Nor does she venture a guess on what a single mom is supposed to do when she and the kids get home from a movie, only to find sexual predators in the house waiting for them.
Does the mother ask the sexual predator if he can give her a few minutes to freshen up, then use that time to unlock the gun in one room and run to another to unlock the ammo?
And what does the mother do if, while under duress, she cannot remember the combination to the safe in which the magazine for the firearm is locked?
These are simple questions raised by Hart’s PSA–raised but not answered.
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