Sleeper 13 Productions PSA Urges Kids to Steal Parents’ Guns, because #gunviolence
A public service announcement produced by a San Francisco company and posted on YouTube encourages children to steal their parents’ guns and turn them in at school.
The PSA, titled “Stop Gun Violence,” was created by Rejina Sincic for Sleeper 13 Productions, a “collaborative production company.”
The video shows a young teenage boy taking a semiautomatic handgun from a drawer in his mother’s bedroom before bringing it to school and laying it on his teacher’s desk after class.
“Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house,” the boy asks.
“Our children deserve a safe world,” the video says. “Stop gun violence now.”
The popular conservative site Daily Caller was quick to point out that in real life, “the boy would be guilty of weapons theft, illegal concealed carry and carrying a weapon on school property.”
As of Tuesday afternoon, the video had received more than 320,000 YouTube views. Tellingly, only 147 viewers “liked” the PSA, while more than 18,000 rated it “thumbs down.”
On Facebook, the video, which has received only nine “likes,” drew a firestorm of comments.
“Weapons theft, unlawful possession of a weapon by a minor, illegal concealed carry of a weapon, carrying a weapon onto school property, assault, and brandishing,” wrote Jerry Harlan.
“So, when a child does this and accidentally kills himself or an innocent bystander, will Sleeper 13 Productions and Regina Sincic be brought up on charges as an accessory?” asked Fred Rick Friedman. “This has got to be one of the dumbest PSAs put out by anti-gunners ever. Way to combat criminal violence… turn innocent children into felons.”
“Bunch of San Francisco Pelosi supporters. Take them swimming in the bay and let the Sharks have lunch,” quipped Ron Bernstein in an apparent reference to the carnivorous fish inhabiting the waters off California’s coast, not the San Jose NHL team.
Undaunted, Sincic took to Twitter to encourage others to share her provocative PSA.
“Lot of people are afraid to share my PSA! If you are not a coward please share… #gunviolence,” she tweeted.