The anti-gun group States United to Prevent Gun Violence employ shock and awe tactics to, in their words, “change the way people think about guns.” The quote can also be attributed to former Attorney General Eric Holder.
In 2015, the group made headlines when they set up a fake gun store in New York City and pretended to sell guns to would-be buyers. The only problem with their store was none of the guns were for sale. They were purported to be guns used in the commission of crimes, suicides, mass murders, and accidental killings. Would-be customers were reportedly appalled to think the gun they were going to purchase had already been used to take a life. The video was uploaded to YouTube and titled, “Guns With History.”
A new stunt by the anti-gun group went even further. The group converted an old movie theater into a functioning one with one movie title on the marquis, “Gun Crazy.” Moviegoers appeared to be excited to see a fictitious, action-packed movie, but upon entering, that expectation quickly changed to a feeling of horror. Instead, moviegoers were presented with real life footage of people being murdered at the hands of the insane, the criminally minded, drug dealers, and the like.
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Upon leaving the movie theater, attendees were interviewed, with many looking like they were in a state of shock. Clearly the film had the desired effect on moviegoers, leaving attendees with a fear of guns. In the epilogue of the movie, the titles read, “Guns are not a problem, they are an epidemic.”