Just when you think the gun control agenda couldn’t stoop any lower, they outdo themselves yet again.
The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence’s newest ploy to shove unnecessary and excessive restrictions on law-abiding gun owners involves a little child’s play. In a video introducing a new gun control mascot Teddy Gun, ICAHV claims teddy bears are held to strict safety regulations… more strict than firearms.
That’s why we’ve launched the Teddy GunTM. A highly provocative product that aims to expose the discrepancies in relaxed gun regulations, and create constructive conversation, and ultimately political pressure, for common sense gun laws.
Oooooh, “common sense gun laws”, you know what that’s code for: more restrictions on law-abiding citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. Not teddy bear arms, just to be clear.
“Teddy bears need to follow strict safety manufacturing guidelines,” the video claims. “Scores of safety regulations. Ninety pages of requirements. Numerous rules. Across federal and state regulatory bodies. Unless that teddy bear is a gun.”
Although the Teddy Gun may be an expensive and creative marketing idea, it is a grossly inaccurate accusation against the firearms industry.
“The truth is the gun industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries,” reports the NSSF, reminding everyone of the more than 20,000 state, federal and local laws currently regulating firearms. “Firearms and ammunition, while exempt from the CPSA, are subject to the same product-liability laws as other products.”
Introducing Teddy Gun. An Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence product that aims to shine a light on the nonsensical lack of gun regulations, and ultimately put pressure on Congress for common sense gun laws.
But showing their true colors, the campaign doesn’t actually advocate for more gun manufacturing regulation. Their ultimate goal is actually a push for universal background checks on all gun sales, requiring Illinois state licensing of FFLs and increasing the overreach of the CDC research on gun deaths at the federal level.
Constitutional rights and the firearms industry aren’t child’s play. Perhaps the gun control agenda should leave it to the adults.