Fake gun shop video raises questions about truth, compliance with laws http://www.examiner.com/article/fak...pliance-with-laws?CID=examiner_alerts_article Play Once we realize the major premise is a slick lie fabricated by professional propagandists, why should we believe anything about their anti-gun video? States United to Prevent Gun Violence A video produced by States United Against Gun Violence purports to show a fake gun shop in New York City appealing to first-time buyers, who are then recorded on a hidden camera as a man behind the counter turns them against making a purchase by telling them how the firearm he hands them was used to take human life. As per standard practice, a well-financed Astroturf operation relying on slick professional illusion-casters is counted on to make up for lack of grassroots support. States United to Prevent Gun Violence-You Tube video screen shot States United/Ceasefire USA is one of the groups behind the recent #ImUnloadng campaign, in which prohibited person Snoop Dogg tells all his fans that have 401Ks to not invest in gun companies because of all his “friends, family members and associates” who evidently make a regular practice out of shooting each other to death. The first flag is raised when viewers are told the entire video setup is a lie. That won’t surprise anyone familiar with “progressive” anti-gunner practices, but the thing is, once someone admits they’re lying, how are we to trust anything they say? Is it reasonable to believe that not one person recorded challenged the fraud behind the counter, told him off and walked out? Why is it the “first time customers” were all so receptive to the technique of being lied to that they swore off something they represented themselves as wanting for reasons as valid as protection and belief in the Second Amendment? If the monopoly of violence proponents are that persuasive, if all they need do is tell someone the gun they’re buying was used in a murder, why is it they’re not the ones with a five-million member advocacy organization? And it’s hard enough to believe even one person would be dumb enough to swallow the claim that a gun store carries and sells real “crime guns,” let alone to accept that every single one of the marks fell for it. Since the premise of the video is built around a lie, why should we believe any of it? After seeing previous propaganda efforts built around Bloomberg’s “Average Joe gun owner” and MoveOn.org’s “proud defender of the Second Amendment,” and noting their identities and affiliations were (and continue to be) intentionally withheld, why should we not question just who the “convinced customers” really are, and if they weren't in on the scam from the start, and each acting a part? Seriously, why believe the known deceivers behind the video? And did it never strike them (with their unwarranted sense of superiority and sophistication, it probably didn't) that reactions from New York City residents might not exactly be representative of any place else? The biggest thing that stands out though, is how the advocacy group was able to get all of those guns legally into New York City, with its draconian registration requirements. “In order to possess a gun in New York City, you will need a valid New York City handgun license or rifle/shotgun permit,” the city’s official website warns. Have we just witnessed David Gregory out-violated by an order of magnitude? Did everyone who possessed a gun in the making of this video follow the law to the letter? It wouldn't be the first time we've seen an anti-gun filmmaker breaking laws they impose on the rest of us. What we’re probably seeing is yet another secret behind the fraudulent video, a hidden partner. That would be the City of New York (I wonder if a film permit was issued?) with ordered NYPD participation (a patrol car is seen driving past the “store” in the first seconds of action). Whether any of these questions will ever be answered remains to be seen, as that would require someone with enough clout to compel answers. For now, we must satisfy ourselves with the understanding that the video is centered around an admitted deception, and true to form for elitists who aren't interested in hearing anything but gushing agreement, Statists United did not allow comments over at You Tube.