Explaining gun safety to kids is the most important aspect of gun safety. Someone should let Melissa know.
Melissa Joan Hart has been one of the more successful child/teen actors, surviving two separate television shows (Clarissa Explains it All; Sabrina, the Teen-Aged Witch) without losing her mind and going full Miley Cyrus.
Hart has now (unwisely) associated herself with Moms Demand Action, the disreputable gun control group with serious and serial credibility problems, as they begin another propaganda campaign.
While the campaign is called “Be SMART For Kids,” the campaign is entirely focused on adults alone, which is a clear and obvious path to failure that anyone who actually understands the issue knows right off the bat.
For guns safety to actually work, children must be actively engaged and learn gun safety… something that the gun prohibitionist group refuses to acknowledge, as it requires firearms education, and there is a strong chance that people who are educated about firearms will learn to enjoy them responsibly, which make it impossible for Moms Demand to lie to them successfully.
How can they promote prohibition if people are actually educated?
Therein lies the reason Moms Demand will never be able to have an honest and effective gun safety campaign.
Perhaps instead of hiring an out-of-work actress to pay lip service to firearms safety in a manner than isn’t safe, Moms Demand should have simply pointed to a much more intelligent video done by a group and a mom who really understands gun safety intimately, Julie Golob.
If I ever want advice on sitcom acting or talking to animatronic cats, Melissa Joan Hart is one of the first people I’d consider calling.
If I’m seeking competent advice about how to keep children safe around firearms, however, I’d rather get advice from someone who actually understands all the issues, like Julie Golob.
Julie understands that children must be part of the gun safety conversation.
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