NRA Offers Reward to Children Who Promote Early Death From Guns

Business Insider offers some food for thought on the NRA paying children a pittance to not only accept but actively promote excessive gun violence, self-harm campaigns killing them and their friends/family.

Leaving aside the oddness of asking the youngest of grade schoolers how the constitutional right to bear arms affects them personally, the contest raises alarms for gun-control advocates.

Gun violence was the No. 1 cause of death for US children in 2021…

“They’re selling a lie, and it’s a very dangerous lie,” Brown [the president of the gun-safety group Brady] added. “They are selling it to your kids, and they don’t care if it’s killing them.”

Imagine the tobacco companies sponsoring contests for children to write about cancer-causing smoking as a Constitutional freedom.

By the time they are capable of making a mature judgment, their health may be harmed irrevocably and their decisional capacity impaired by the product’s addictive qualities.

Dead. I think the analysis misstated that by the time they are capable… these targeted kids, and those around them, already are dead. I say this as a person who grew up in the heart of rural American gun nut culture and by 12 years old I already had been shot and wounded, requiring hospitalization.

The number of children and teens killed by gunfire in the United States increased 50% between 2019 and 2021…

Also as a historian I have to point out that British soldiers in WWII reported a strategy of God and Chocolate melted the Nazi child’s cold coal heart full of false fears and nightmares. Orientation of German kids towards mass suicide was a result of rapidly disseminated and highly targeted (authoritarian) disinformation.

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