These Controversial Photos Show What's Wrong With Gun Control in America

Powerful new gun control PSAs from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense ask if we're really doing enough to protect our kids

What's more dangerous to kids -- guns or Kinder Eggs? The answer is obvious, and yet only chocolate Kinder Eggs, with their tiny prizes inside that could pose a choking hazard, have been banned in the United States.

In a series of thought-provoking ads called "Choose One," the grassroots group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America shared juxtaposed images of a child holding an assault rifle with one holding an everyday object that has, at one time or another, been banned as hazardous to children. The first ad shows a child holding the book Little Red Riding Hood, removed by two California schools because the main character was bringing her grandmother wine. Another shows a child holding a dodgeball, which was outlawed in a New Hampshire school. Founder Shannon Watts told HuffPost Parents: "We wanted our ads to reflect the absurdity of our country's current lax laws and weak regulation of guns. This is not the time to be pragmatic -- after the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy, it's time to sound the alarm."

Moms Demand Action (formerly One Million Moms for Gun Control) was formed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings. It's aim, according to its website, is to advocate for legislation that bans assault rifles, calls for background checks on all gun sales, reports larges sale of ammunition to ATF and bans them online, and make gun trafficking a federal crime.

 

Little Red Riding Hood -- 'Choose One' Gun Control PSA

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

 

 

Kinder Egg -- 'Choose One' Gun Control PSA

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

 

 

Dodgeball -- 'Choose One' Gun Control PSA

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

 

Read more:
How to Talk to Kids About Death, Age by Age
How to Talk to Kids About a School Shooting, Age by Age 
A Sandy Hook Mom on President Obama's Gun Control Proposals

 

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