Virginia – -(Ammoland.com)- Quick History Review:
Back in late February, Philip put out two urgent alerts that he requested be spread far and wide on a coming film that would be attacking gun-rights leaders. At the time Philip noted that the attack was possibly going to be something akin to things that Sasha Baron Cohen had done with his “Borat” movie.
It turns out Philip was correct. It was an attack on gun-rights leaders and it was done in a similar fashion to “Borat.” Besides Philip, Sasha Baron Cohen tricked, lied to, and set up a host of people, including Larry Pratt, Trent Lott, Dana Rohrabacher, Joe Wilson, and Joe Walsh. There were others targeted, but a few of those were lucky and dropped out because of horribly botched travel arrangements made by Cohen’s team or disinterest in traveling for an interview.
It is a comedic series for Showtime subscribers that began Sunday. In order to attack gun-rights leaders, the antis are using this manipulated and staged farce as if it were a serious, factual, interview.
The Gun Segment Starts With Slicing And Dicing Philip’s Comments
In my discussions with Philip about this issue today, he told me:
“So far I have seen just the early part of the “First Look” at Cohen’s series. He had some very crafty and unethical editing done to take a comment I made about one subject and seamlessly splicing it into a different conversation, completely changing the context of what I was talking about.
“For example, NOT seen in the video is a disguised Cohen discussing educating children about gun safety in Israel. He claimed in Israel they start gun safety very young. My response, which is shown, is “we’re trying to get that here for 7th and 8th graders, but can’t do it.” Instead the video shows Cohen talking about arming kids against terrorists, and then he splices in my response about firearms safety training, so it looks like I’m saying we’re trying to arm CHILDREN in schools, instead of teachers and other adults.
“Another example. NOT seen on the video is Cohen asking about a bill that VCDL defeated that would have made it illegal for 4 to 6 year-olds to be able to shoot a gun, including an airgun, WITH or without parental supervision and consent. The video shows my response that it was a bad bill and that we killed it. (Not shown was an additional comment that parent’s should decide such things for their own children.) However my comment is spliced into a different conversation that makes it sound like I’m condoning 4 year olds having UNSUPERVISED access to guns and VCDL killed a bill that would have made such a thing illegal!
“My hesitation when Cohen asks me if I’ll help him make a safety training video for children is where I was deciding to play along or not in order to figure out who was behind this film, what they were actually doing and how they were doing it, and then getting the word out to head this off at the pass and keep it from being completed.
“BTW, in the “training session,” ALL the props were silly plastic guns which were glued to toys or stuffed animals, and the content was read from a teleprompter.”
Once Philip realized the game being played, and followed up with some detective work in the subsequent days, he sent out the VA-ALERTs and directly contacted other gun rights organizations across the country to warn them. Sadly, others still became trapped in Cohen’s web of lies and deceit.
More to come…
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Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.
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Those featured have no business crying about crafty editing making them look bad as they did a superb job of that themselves. Am I expecting too much for the prominent people running the pro-2A orgs & acting as spokesmen to be more diligent & aware of the attacks on our rights & the sneaky, backhanded, despicable methods of liberal satirists? FFS, that is embarrassing. Obviously it doesn’t represent the great majority of gun owners & 2A proponents, but to fence-sitters it may seem to. Perception is reality as they say. It doesn’t matter what the hardliners think as their minds… Read more »
If the loony left didn’t have lies, they wouldn’t have any arguments. Libtardism speaks for itself. No interpretation is necessary.
@TC: LMAO… because I do not know Barry’s daughter’s names. Thanks for the laugh! So I’m like?… is it Alexander or Sasha because they’re the same. But so is Barry and Michael.
I wonder if this attack is related to the mockumentary, Under the Gun. Couric is being sued by the VCDL for, I believe, defamation, for her editing of VCDL members reply to one of her questions, not unlike the editing Cohen did in his video.
The stupidity of the antis is that reading from a script in no way means the reader believes what is written, just as I don’t believe what I read when I read a Leftist rag hit piece.
Sounds libelous. Step one: a lawyer that specializes in libel. Step two: find Sasha Baron Cohan’s bank accounts.
SBC seeks to destroy the credibility of our Second Amendment Civil Rights leaders. We need to destroy the credibility of SBC, first. Sponsors of whomever puts SBCs work on TV are the weakness.
@ Wild Bill that was my first thought sue this moron until he has to pipe sunlight to himself. It is increasingly necessary to take the steps to stop these people from running over other people just because they can. A boy named Sasha? Is that anything like a boy named Sue? Maybe that has some understanding into why he would want to do something like this.
@TC: I’m not taking up for this a$$hole but I think Sasha is short for Alexander in Russian.
@Nottinghill may be but if I remember correctly that is one of obama’s daughter’s name. Go figure.
It’s all part of the Trump-Russia collusion.
Edited? Very probably. Duped? Probably. But, if you watch the entire video, especially the “puppy pistol” part, there’s no excuse, no denying, no shuffling around that this was THE most incredibly stupid thing I’ve ever witnessed by a pro-gun leader. He could have and should have just STOPPED, said NO and walked out. But he continued on and on one agonizing minute after another. Where were all the warning signs and red flags that would have been going off like rockets for any normal human being? Being duped in a sit-down interview is one thing, being put in a classroom… Read more »
It’s just a friggin TV show. Some people were (obviously) dumb enough to fall for it. Cohen is not “anti”, he’s neutral. He doesn’t care about gun rights one way or the other. He’s. making comedy for money. If you fall for it, you’re dumb too.
Let everyone learn this lesson: The left will use everything at their disposal to lie or cheat about whatever the right says or does. Compromise as we knew it is never going to work. They will name call , cry, and rage be ready for it.
De”[email protected]”spicable A$$holes!!!!!!
After watching the video I see why Mr. Van Cleave was so worried as he was duped hook line and sinker. This is very embarrassing and a real shame as Both Mr. Van Cleave and Mr. Pratt have worked very hard protecting our rights and are good men and great patriots. The video was clearly edited to make them look even worse and while gun activist maybe embarrassed we must stay strong as haters like Sasha Baron Cohen and other antis can’t win on truths so they turn to hate and lies to win their sick cause. Fuck you Sasha… Read more »
What a slanted, edited, misrepresentation of what these people said. Funny? I didn’t think so ,