A new ad from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence suggests Second Amendment defenders would jail toddlers before banning guns.
The premise of the Brady Campaign ad is that “guns don’t kill people, toddlers kill people.”
In the early portion of the ad, a headline flashes, “A Woman is Dead After a Toddler Got Hold of a Gun.” Then another headline flashes, “Toddler shoots parents after finding gun.” Then a third headline says, “Woman Shot and Killed by Three-year-old Son.” There are no links for the headlines nor any mention of the newspapers or news outlets in which they appeared.
There is a narrator who says, “America’s got a real problem.” Then a caption appears, which reads, “Americans are shot by toddlers at least once a week.” No citation is giving to substantiate the claim that toddlers shoot Americans every week.
But the narrator says, “It’s time we did something. We need to lock them up. Not the guns, that’s just un-American.” Rather, he suggests we lock up “the toddlers.”
The narrator sarcastically adds, “Round them up, deport them, get them out of our country. And keep them away from our guns.”
The ad ends by asking people to visit ToddlersKill.org. Once there, visitors see a fake ad which says, “DROP OFF YOUR TODDLER NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Keep them away from your guns, at any one of our toddler amnesty drop-off sites. Coming soon to a location near you.”
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of “Bullets with AWR Hawkins,” a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.