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Gun control PSA shocks supporters of both sides

The nonprofit group States United to Prevent Gun Violence produced an advertisement on the evolution of gun control laws. (Source: YouTube) The nonprofit group States United to Prevent Gun Violence produced an advertisement on the evolution of gun control laws. (Source: YouTube)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A new video which is out from a control advocacy group is shocking some on both sides of the issue. The video, which can be seen on YouTube, shows a disgruntled employee walking into an office and firing a musket.

The message of the States United to Prevent Gun Violence pops up at the end which says, "Guns have changed. Shouldn't our gun laws?" Supporters of gun rights believe the public service message misses the point.

"I didn't care for it all. I don't believe it's going to keep anybody from buying any weapons. It didn't make a good point to me," David Pledger said.

The fact the video shows a man firing a weapon at a time when the country has been overwhelmed with gun violence concerns even supporters of the gun control.

"It was horrible. How could anybody come into an office and start shooting someone?" Diego Villata sid.

The recent vote in the U.S. Senate failed to pass President Obama's plan to expand background checks in gun purchases. Those who backed the restrictions believe the video is too violent.

"It was a bit too blunt. A bit too violent and a bit too much for the eyes, especially younger eyes to see," Angela Newton said.

Supporters of gun rights may give a thumbs down on the PSA's message but they believe gun rights can be curtailed to a degree.

"If you want something to hunt with or for protection, buy a rifle or a regular gun. You don't need an automatic weapon," Richard Pledger said.

On their website States United to Prevent Gun Violence tries to persuade visitors to contact their representatives in Washington D.C. to back restrictions on gun rights.

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