Paid actors posed as “potential gun buyers” who were “convinced” by a “gun store clerk” – also an actor – not to buy a firearm as part of an anti-gun group’s “experiment” designed to deceive the public.
It was previously known that the “clerk” in the “hidden camera experiment” produced by States United Against Gun Violence was an anti-gun activist actor, but a journalist recently discovered that all the “gun buyers” in the video were paid actors as well.
“That’s quite the ‘hidden camera social experiment’ when your [filming] permit is for ‘actors’ to be ‘interviewed,'” David Codrea of the Shooter’s Log reported, who filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the filming permit.
Additionally, the gun control group may not have followed the city’s gun laws because, as Codrea pointed out, records for the fake gun store’s inventory were no where to be found.
“Noting the complexity of special theatrical permit requirements for applicants and dealers, and restrictive New York laws on imitation firearms, it’s surprising to find that a fake gun shop can be set up contained hundreds of replica weapons with no paperwork, apparently on just the say-so of on-site NYPD officers,” he wrote.
So basically, a gun control group filmed a fake clerk of a fake gun store obtaining fake reactions from fake customers and then presented the video as genuine to the public.
That’s the anti-gun movement in a nutshell; unlike pro-gun activists who volunteer their free time to organize public rallies to promote the Second Amendment, authoritarians hire paid actors to deceive the public into surrendering their gun rights.
That’s because gun control did not originate from the grassroots but is rather a top-down movement bankrolled by powerful politicians, such as former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who want nothing more than to expand government powers at the expense of individual liberties.