30 Days- Gun Nation
Got 42 minutes and 32 seconds? Pia is a gun control activist from a suburb of Boston Massachusetts who just wants guns taken off the street. "In this day and age, the only people who need guns are police officers and soldiers. Those are the people here to protect us, and I don't see why anyone else needs a gun," she says. "It a killing machine, that's what it's for, to kill people." Her views were ignited by the death of her therapist and friend to what she calls "gun violence."
Pia agrees to live at gun owner Ken's home for thirty days. Ken is no Zumbo. He is a black rifle loving gun enthusiast. He spends quality time with his son Zach teaching marksmanship and the responsible use of firearms. Pia also agrees to work in a gun store, assist at a gun show, and learn to shoot. When she first shoots an O/U shotgun at a clay pigeon, the response is overwhelming.
Along her journey Pia meets Doug and Judy Stanton. Doug Stanton defended his wife and family from a vicious stalker who had already shot several people when he showed up at the Stanton's doorstep intent on murder.
Ever try to convert an anti-gun person to gun acceptance, and then gun ownership? You will never do it if you fail to understand their fear or if you ridicule their emotional responses. If you have 43 minutes, watch this video, and be better prepared the next time you try.
Labels: Gun Advocacy