First-time gun buyers looking for protection were shamed into changing their minds after going into a mock gun shop in New York set up by the gun-control organization States United to Prevent Gun Violence.
“It is one of our rights, but my opinion has definitely changed,” said one female customer. “I don’t feel safe with a gun.”
The front of the store read: “First time gun buyer? We’re here to help you.” Inside, it had on display only certain types of guns that had been used in high-profile tragedies like Sandy Hook and others.
When showing off a .22 revolver to an unsuspecting “pro-2nd amendment” couple, the store clerk described it as “the easiest gun we have to use. It’s our most popular one… It’s also a gun that a 5-year-old found in his parents bedroom, went down and shot his 9-month-old baby brother with it.”
And on it went.
“Collectors love this one,” the clerk said while handling an AR-15. “Adam Lanza’s mom had this in her collection too, until he took this and several other guns and killed her, then went down to Sandy Hook and killed 6 teachers and 20 innocent children. 20 little kids gone like that.”
Customers left the store feeling “blindsided” by the history of the guns in the store, and several said they would not buy a gun after what they learned.
What was conveniently left out of the presentation, however, was the amount of lives that guns save, being used for defensive purposes a whopping 2,082 times each day, according to Breitbart.