Updated: Mar 7, 2021
I understand that violence in America is a serious topic, but whenever I hear the phrase, "Crime Guns," I literally L-O-L. I also squish my face up like I just smelled a righteous fart, when I hear it, too. I'm about to make the person who coined that title feel really stupid.
"Crime Guns" are what these Gun Controllers define as,"guns that were INVOLVED in a crime."
That is literally the definition of a "Crime Gun." Please note, that any and all other weapons involved in crimes do not have a special title... like... "Crime Knives" ... "Crime Automobiles" ... "Crime Bats" ... "Crime Poison" ... So, if I go out and rob a bank in the middle of the night, the dark attire, the bag I have- to stash the money in, the lock pick kit, the grappling hook and rope (cause you know all good bank robbers have those)... all of those things are part of my "Crime Accessories." RIGHT? I mean... they're involved in a crime. BUT... Why don't they get singled out after the cops have confiscated them from my "Crime Hotel Room" that I've abandoned to avoid prison time (as I sail away on my "Crime Boat" drinking my "Crime Margarita" heading to my deserted "Crime Island") ?
Yeah. Y'all see where I'm going with this. L-O-L
I use this idea of ”Crime Guns” to bring up something that we’ve all seen with the Main Stream Media. It’s the art of making words and events seem bigger, scarier, lovable, smaller, needed, etc...
The MSM, as most of us know, has been bought out by The Left and they’re using it to their advantage.
You would‘ve NEVER heard of such things as Gun Violence, Gun Sense, CRIME GUNS, Toxic Masculinity, and such if The Left had not of been so BUTT HURT because Trump won the Presidency, that they’ve become so desperate to hold onto what little bit of “control” they have.
As someone who had the opportunity to work in advertising, it is my honor and privelege to help break this down for y’all!
Propaganda, as Wikipedia defines, is "information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view."
In the marketing and advertising world, you have 7 Types of Propaganda. Let's go over those real quick, shall we? Granted, lots of product companies, organizations and Political Sides use them, and each type plays along with another, I'll even give examples as to how they're used in Gun Control.
Transfer: The act of relating something or someone we like or respect with a product. Symbols are constantly used in this form.
Example Of Transfer:
In this piece of propaganda above, you have the words, “Fight Like A Mother,” “Grassroots Movement,” Women Changing The World,” and even a Hollywood Icon, “Foreword By Julianne Moore.”
All words that tug on the feels a bit.
- Are you a Mother?
- Are you a Fighter?
- You a Woman that wants to change the world?
- You think Julianne Moore is kickass?
If you’re one, two, or even all of those things, you might feel compelled to buy that trash... I mean... book by Shannon Watts, Founder Of Moms Demand Action (Please See Previous Blog Post To Learn More About Mrs. Watts and Friends).
Testimonial: The use of well known, respected people to endorse a product or service.
Example of Testimonial: I’m sure you’re aware of these. “Foreword By Julianne Moore” on the book cover above is a great example of this.
You see it in tv commercials. Shaq and Gold Bond Powder. Chuck Norris and Total Gym. And the one that absolutely drives me nuts... Matthew McConauhey in the Lincoln commercials. Ugh! Like nails down a chalkboard.
You see these folks and wonder, “Hmmm... they’re awesome! They say the product is awesome, why not buy it myself?”
Gun Control Activistists are taking over Hollywood and using it to their advantage. Celebrity testimonials to make you feel like in order to be AWESOME, you have to comply.
(I love my Total Gym, by the way! It holds my coats quite nicely!)
Glittering Generalities: The act of referring to words or ideas that evoke a positive emotional response from an audience. Virtue words are often used.
Example Of Glittering Generalities: You’ve heard the expression of “Virtue Signaling.”
It’s everywhere, nowadays. Same as the book cover further above, there‘s a usage of words that drive a reaction. When you look at this image (directly above), you’re pulled more towards the words “Protect Kids,” “Solidarity,” “Gun Violence.” You start to associate those words together, which generates an emotional response to what you’re seeing. In a way, they’re “Glittery,” as in, they get ya riled up.
You see it even more here.
Plain Folks: The use of everyday people to sell a product or service. Speakers in ads appear to make the person to be one of the people.
Example Of Plain Folks: Below, you see just regular, everyday Moms, speaking at an event... but what is that!?! They’re all wearing a labeling of some sort!
Bandwagon: Attempts to persuade the target audience to take a course of action, "Everyone else is taking." "Join the crowd." This technique reinforces peoples natural desire to be on the winning side.
Examples of Bandwagon: I’m just gonna drop posters for y’all to see. You’ll catch my drift!
Action Words on top of Crowd Gatherings. Bandwagoning! YAY!
Name Calling: The use of names that evoke fear or hatred in the viewer. This technique links a person or idea to a negative symbol.
Example of Name Calling: Oh, how I love this one! (Sarcasm implied)
Last I checked, I didn’t go around forcing my NRA membership into the faces of others, forcing or tricking them into joining because I had a political stance to push. I also do not use it to guilt others. No one has perished by my membership card or donations. I have, however, learned lots of things from the NRA website and other avenues of theirs, to help keep me safe if I ever come face to face with a terrorist of sorts. Isn’t that something?
Card Stacking: Strategy of showing the product's best features. Telling half-truths and emitting or lying about it's potential problems.
Example of Card Stacking: Last but not least, is this little goodie.