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How the Gun Industry Sells Self-Defense | The New Yorker

Millions of Americans are licensed to carry a concealed weapon. Most say they do so for self-defense.

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Starring: Evan Osnos
Producer: Monica Racic
Animator: Gerardo Gonzalez and David Martinez


Critter87 says:

Dislike number 500! What's my prize?

Matt Luman says:

So, i get the feeling that this video was made in opposition of gun ownership, but only provided information that shows benefits of carrying a gun. Am i missing something?

Nick Philpott says:

What a bunch of Anti Gun nonsense.
Just another big lie, outright deceit
as usual by the Democrats, period.

TXLionHeart says:

0:40 Wow, look at that; we increased our nation's security force by 1,200% for free! That's awesome!

Donald Trump says:

"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … only disarm those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one."

rfdsrd says:

historically, dating back to well the before the 18th century, firearms were owned by pilgrims and Americans for sustenance and self defense, no more or less. warfare is an entirely different issue. the 18th century conflict and creation of this country was based on both free speech and self defense. those who would argue otherwise are either fools or have agendas that would take away an American's right to self defense for their specific reasons that defy our American constitutional rights. our country is the ONLY intelligent nation that allows us our individualism above all. but over the last decades that's been rapidly changing as "progressive" American anti-constitution groups seek to usurp our rights and replace them with ridiculous utopian ideals that have never ever worked in the history of mankind on planet earth. you – and you know just who you are, you leave me alone. you are foolish puppets in a nefarious game that will destroy us all. don't you dare tread on me or my American constitution.

nathan moo says:

No duh there are more cc permits than police, because every police has a cc permit plus civilians will be getting it so it's automatic that there will be more

Chris H says:

Guns = Money no more no less. When every single American is armed then you'll need a gun bigger then your neighbors, then you'll need a Ray gun, then a mobile gun detector, then a gun that's undetectable by the mobile detectors. Fear mongering has always and will always be profitable, all throughout recordable history, war, religion, politics. Scare the masses get what you want.

Russell Schell says:

Historically Americans used guns for hunting? Never knew the founders put the 2nd ammendment into place to hunt. Here I thought it was for defending yourself against your government.

foxyfoxglove says:

Nice ratio cucks.

Kyle Bailey says:

Priminister Trump

Kyle Bailey says:

Nothing peaked in 1991 it's gotten worse cop's are a cleaning crew you have to look after your self and yours. And if you leftists scum don't like freedom send Trump to Canada we will take him!!!!!

Carlos Pacheco says:

Unfortunately our country is simply more dangerous today, and more enemies are within our borders than before. The San Bernardino shooting shows that we face determined and ruthless killers in our cities who hate us and want to take out as many as possible. Drugged up youth are another wild card. Illegal drugs & use of anti -depressant drugs further adds to the number of psychos out there.

Midnight Rambler says:

Dumb libs hate the idea of self defence

Joe Nemo says:

This hit piece is the exact reason why I would never subscribe to the New Yorker,

Goldn Messi says:

NYC has 40,000 Police, Atlanta has 2000. It's IGNORANT for NE states to think/dictate how South should defend, protect themselves is less dense, less police, less surveillance, spread out communities. In ATL sometimes 911 takes 2-4 hours for Police to arrive. Having said above, I do agree, Guns should not be kept as TOYS, SHOW PEICES, PLAYED with, ONLY for strict SELF DEFENSE with utmost humility, and absolute carefulness. The culture of guns as another TOY is UNACCEPTABLE (it creates false bravado, disrespectful culture, arrogance.

Beneficient Bullhead says:

I came to watch the gun-nuters heads explodes (and I am a gun owner and avid shooter, so FU)

jacob me says:

Here’s a fact conceal and carry people are less likely to commit crimes than off duty cop



Jack Coolidge says:

Look at your narrative compared to violent crime statistics. Isn’t it strange that if guns are the issue violent crime rate should math gun ownership. If America is getting safer and guns are becoming more popular why is there a problem?

DareToLive says:


Josue Vasquez says:

Cringe alert at 5:16 someone should probably teach their children firearm safety before letting them pick one up.

J Mac says:

They don’t have to sell anything it’s called me right now stop trying to take it

I love pistol's says:

I feel 110% comfortable carrying a loaded firearm legally, when i was a young boy my father taught me about firearms, the first step was gun safety and let me tell you it got drilled into my head over and over again, which is a great thing i can pass down everything to my children and everyone else that comes in contact that has some kind of interest in firearms. So many Americans are like me, but at the same time so many are not..Ultimately the first line of defense is yourself, not waiting for the police to show up..because more than likely it will be to late.

dacosta0656 says:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Nick Philpott says:

New York is under the control
of Democrats. As typical with
Democrats, if they are talking,
they are lying, period.

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