A new video dramatization demonstrates in shocking, living color one reason gun-rights advocates resist bans on high-capacity magazines for firearms: Armed thugs don’t always attack alone.
The video by MB Studio Productions depicts a startling but believable scenario in which armed thieves target a house when the family is at home. The family calls 9-1-1 and the father quickly retrieves his pistol from a gun safe. But after fending off the first armed intruder, the father stands horrified after pulling the trigger on a gun now empty of bullets as the second intruder enters the home.
The dramatization’s final scene is tragic, and the video concludes with the words, “Because your government decided how many rounds you need to protect your family.”
Since the Newtown school massacre governments of all levels have attempted to limit the size of firearm magazines, effectively restricting the number of bullets a gun can hold at a given time. Oak Park, Ill., for example, bans possession of a magazine holding more than 10 rounds, and the state of New York goes even further, restricting gun owners to only seven rounds of ammunition unless using the weapon at a firing range.
Brian Lockerman, owner of MB Studio Productions, however, explains at the beginning of the video that the dramatized public service announcement will be only the first of many to illustrate “who these laws really effect and why they don’t work.”
“I am passionate about protecting our Second Amendment rights because I know this is the right that protects all other rights,” Lockerman states on an MB website. “I am not going to tell you that you have to own a gun. It’s not for everyone. But the push to take away the individual freedom and Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is rooted in fear and misunderstanding.”
He continues: “Your constitutional rights are threatened because anti-gun people seem to defy all reason and sanity with their beliefs and fears. Most of them have been taught literally zero about guns, have never held one in their hands and are terrified by the thought of them. We can’t approach this perception problem by simply telling our pro-self-protection, pro-gun side of the story.”
To that end, MB Studio Productions is planning further videos as well as a reality-based TV show emphasizing his message, called “Shoot to Thrill.”
The MB Studio Productions video can be seen below. (Editor’s note: The following video contains violence and two instances of obscene language some viewers may find offensive):