New Common Sense Regulations Announced after Deadly Accident

Not One More Death

In response to an overwhelming public outcry for safer roads and common sense reform after the tragic death of a promising young teenager in a drag racing incident, Congress has reacted by introducing a bill that, if passed, will implement a series of common-sense regulations designed to keep streets safe for our children.

What is it?

This initiative has been dubbed the “Vehicle Safety Act” and aims to make sure that tragedies like the one this weekend never happen again.

To Protect Our Children

The proposed regulations contained in the VSA are aimed primarily at vehicles traditionally known for dangerous use, such as aggressive driving and drag racing, including motorcycles, SUVs, certain imports, high-horsepower sports cars, and classic American muscle cars.

Here’s how:

These new laws would restrict access to any vehicle classified as “high-risk” with strict age limits, special licensing, sensitivity training, and mental evaluations of any person who wishes to own one. Many of these high-risk vehicles will be available only to trained professionals in law enforcement and professional racing sports, though some critics are pushing for a complete banishment of televised sports such as NASCAR for their tendency to inspire dangerous behavior in teens.

In addition to increased safety standards on high-risk vehicles, the VSA would also specify that all car keys be kept on the vehicle owner’s person or in a safe, locked compartment out of the reach of minors. Proponents of the increased safety measures point out that most families leave their car keys in plain sight on wall hooks, counters, and in unattended purses, where children can easily access them.

It’s absolutely disgraceful!

With the prevalence of movies like the Fast and Furious franchise and the popularity of video games like Grand Theft Auto and Need for Speed, children have been desensitized to the dangers of vehicle operation and may be tempted to joy ride, especially in high-risk vehicles such as Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Corvettes, and those modeled after imports like Dodge Neons.

Real People Weigh In

We’ve interviewed some of the people pushing for the VSA to pass quickly, and here’s what they have to say:

“It’s just common sense,” says Cindy M. of Virginia, a frequent user of public transportation who does not own a car. “Too many people die on our roads every year. We need to make sure that road ragers and aggressive drivers can’t get their hands on car keys ever. Even one death at the hands of a psychopath is too many.”

Some people like Cindy even advocate mental evaluations for all drivers, an additional safety measure that they say will prevent incidents of road rage and make our roads safer.

Randall K, a father from Wisconsin, says, “Nobody even needs one of those big SUVs anyway. Minivans accomplish the same thing, are better for the environment, and are a lot safer. SUVs are designed specifically to be big and intimidating. There’s no practical reason to own one.”

Similar arguments from hundreds of concerned citizens call for the complete banishment, rather than minor restrictions, of SUVs, lifted trucks with over-sized tires, and cars with spoilers over three inches high.

It’s Just Common Sense – Someone Must Do Something!

picjumbo.com_IMG_4635VSA proponents also point to the popularity of cars that teenagers especially like to “supe up” (a common slang term derived from the word “super”) to increase horsepower. These vehicles, they say, encourage young people to participate in risky and illegal activities such as drag racing, drifting, and a deadly game called “chicken” in which two cars drive towards each other at high speeds in an attempt to intimidate the other into turning away.

By banning some of these common high-risk vehicles and imposing limits on horsepower in all cars, Congress hopes to prevent such reckless behavior in teens.

Marsha J. of Florida points out that high horsepower engines “are only made for racing,” and expects that even car enthusiasts will support these common sense safety measures.

Here’s what the experts have to say:

“When will America wake up and do something about this?” asks Theresa V., spokesperson for the Coalition Against Vehicular Violence. “How many of our children have to die before we take action to prevent these senseless tragedies?”

Theresa’s own husband and son were killed four years ago when a business executive in a Lincoln Navigator aggressively forced their Toyota Prius over the edge of a bridge in a fit of road rage. Since that heart-breaking day, she has made it her life’s mission to make sure that nobody else loses their loved ones in a senseless act of vehicular violence, and she frequently speaks out against the easy availability of over-sized sports utility vehicles in the United States.

Voting on the Vehicle Safety Act is expected to take place later this week after a strong push from organizations like the Coalition Against Vehicular Violence and representatives from the auto industry who are eager to see better safety measures in place. We’ll keep you updated on the latest as this breaking news develops.


 

 

What The Heck Are We Talking About?

…Okay, by now you’ve probably figured out that this isn’t a real news story, and that article is 99% fictional.

Why only 99%?

Clearly, Congress isn’t pushing for strict regulations of “high risk vehicles,” so what about that 1% of truth?

It’s the logic.

Logic, in this case, is kind of a lose term, isn’t it? There’s really not a whole lot that’s logical in responding to road rage by restricted SUVs, or trying to prevent drag racing by outlawing Neons and Mustangs. However, that’s exactly what a lot of people want…except not with cars.

Then what am I talking about?

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That’s right. I’m talking about gun control.

Sound crazy?

It’s not.

The Common Sense Sales Tactic That Manipulates Your Trust

There’s a common formula at work here to play on the fears and emotions of the public, and it has everything to do with sales tactics.

In sales, there’s a proven method used to subtly influence your decision. People, ALL people, tend to make decisions based on emotion…and then they justify those decisions with logic.

Don’t believe me?

We all do it.

A dishonest salesman will make you feel something, usually fear or insecurity, by convincing you that you have some kind of a terrible problem, and then he’ll sell you the solution to that problem by making you feel safer, better, sexier, more secure, more powerful, or whatever.

Then, knowing you need to justify that decision you’ve already made, he’ll feed you the “logic” behind it, and if he’s done a good job manipulating your emotions, you’ll really believe that what he’s saying is “common sense…”

…and you’ll actually think you made a decision based on facts and reason.

This is the exact reason you tend to hear the same phrases, the same arguments, over and over and over again…because those arguments have been sold to the populace on the basis of emotion, and the ‘facts’ behind the argument are the justification they’ve been handed to feel like that fear-based decision was logical.

You know what I’m talking about, right?

Phrases like this:

“When is somebody going to do something?”

“When it endangers our children…”

“Gun violence is out of control.”

“Shooting deaths in America compared to other countries are much higher…”

You’re Smarter Than That, Aren’t You?

Have you heard the phrase “common sense gun laws” lately? We’ve been hearing that a lot as politicians talk about the struggle to control gun violence in America. The “common sense” behind them is exactly the same as what’s laid out in the faux news article above.

“Nobody needs high capacity magazines, assault weapons, machine guns, high-power sniper rifles, large calibers…”

“Fully automatic weapons are DESIGNED to kill a lot of people at once! Why would we let the average citizen get their hands on one?!”

“Isn’t it just common sense to make sure guns don’t end up in the hands of psychopaths and murderers?”

“What if children have access to a gun in their parents’ house? What’s to stop them from playing with it? They’ve been so desensitized to the deadly nature of weapons by movies and video games…”

It doesn’t matter that the facts are wrong.

It doesn’t matter that the proposed measures don’t actually solve anything.

All that matters is the emotional impact, the fear of violence and the mistaken belief that everything is going to be okay as long as the government takes action to protect you.

Here are some pro tips for recognizing a fear based argument:
-If a main facet of the argument is some kind of tragedy, murder, or catastrophic event…
-If you’re being urged to “do something before it’s too late…”
-If the logic keeps circling back to death, violence, or risk…
-If you repeatedly hear about helpless people (especially children) being victimized…
-If you ask questions and you’re accused of being insensitive or malicious…
-If phrases like “common sense” keep coming up over and over…
-If you hear buzz words like “senseless violence” and “domestic terrorism…”

…You’re probably being manipulated on the basis of fear.

What Can You Do About It?

Learn how to recognize manipulative tactics like this, and you’ll be on your way to standing against the onslaught that threatens to take away your rights.

Remember, too, that “gun death statistics” and other crime stats are difficult to compare with other countries that have different cultures, different laws, different standards, and different record keeping processes.

Sure, we can compare the current efforts at gun control laws with things like gun control in Nazi Germany as a historic precedent, but when you start looking in detail at any of those statistics, the numbers are essentially meaningless.

It’s the actions that matter.

We all know that statistics don’t lie, but politicians do. Nobody should have to remind you how easy it is to manipulate that kind of data.

Or outright lie about it.

The gun control debate certainly has its pros and cons on both sides, but when you start looking at gun death statistics without considering violent crime as a whole, you’ll always end up with skewed results.

So don’t get caught up on stuff that doesn’t matter, like that whole Second Amendment debate about what the “well regulated militia” clause really means…

Or completely nonsensical arguments like the fact that reducing the number of guns in a population somehow reduces overall violence. The two are not related.

Beware manipulation tactics that are designed to distract you from the facts.

It’s Not Hard to Do Your Part

We encourage you to share this post with your friends so that they, too, can see what’s really going on out there, and maybe together, we can help educate people about the truth behind gun control laws.

It’s never been about the guns.

Never.

It’s always been about the control.

In fact, many of the laws that are now touted as ‘common sense’ actually have their roots in blatant racism: the very first gun control laws in the United States were designed to prevent recently freed slaves from having access to firearms the way white citizens did.

By banning small, affordable handguns, dubbed “Saturday Night Specials,” the government effectively blocked access for low income citizens so that poor blacks (who were, by the way, KEPT poor by other discriminatory laws and segregation) could not afford to buy guns.

You might be saying “So what? What does that have to do with anything?”

It’s this:

That institutionalized discrimination is the foundation of modern gun control, and the same fear-based arguments are still the method of choice for selling these ideas to the public, but instead of sowing fear of blacks…

…now we’re meant to fear “domestic terrorists.”

Don’t Buy Into That Crap

At Gadsden Guns, we know we’ve got the best customers in the industry. You’re the kind of people that stand up and speak out when it matters, and we know how hard that can be.

Thank you for every little thing you do that helps educate others who haven’t had a chance to be exposed to real shooters like you and me, real people that are nothing like the media portrays.

When you share posts like this and the hundreds of others from activists around the country, you’re doing your part to share the truth about us.

We really do appreciate everything you’re doing! So, share this post now, and keep making a difference out there.

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Not One More Death

In response to an overwhelming public outcry for safer roads and common sense reform after the tragic death of a promising young teenager in a drag racing incident, Congress has reacted by introducing a bill that, if passed, will implement a series of common-sense regulations designed to keep streets safe for our children.

What is it?

This initiative has been dubbed the “Vehicle Safety Act” and aims to make sure that tragedies like the one this weekend never happen again.

To Protect Our Children

The proposed regulations contained in the VSA are aimed primarily at vehicles traditionally known for dangerous use, such as aggressive driving and drag racing, including motorcycles, SUVs, certain imports, high-horsepower sports cars, and classic American muscle cars.

Here’s how:

These new laws would restrict access to any vehicle classified as “high-risk” with strict age limits, special licensing, sensitivity training, and mental evaluations of any person who wishes to own one. Many of these high-risk vehicles will be available only to trained professionals in law enforcement and professional racing sports, though some critics are pushing for a complete banishment of televised sports such as NASCAR for their tendency to inspire dangerous behavior in teens.

In addition to increased safety standards on high-risk vehicles, the VSA would also specify that all car keys be kept on the vehicle owner’s person or in a safe, locked compartment out of the reach of minors. Proponents of the increased safety measures point out that most families leave their car keys in plain sight on wall hooks, counters, and in unattended purses, where children can easily access them.

It’s absolutely disgraceful!

With the prevalence of movies like the Fast and Furious franchise and the popularity of video games like Grand Theft Auto and Need for Speed, children have been desensitized to the dangers of vehicle operation and may be tempted to joy ride, especially in high-risk vehicles such as Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Corvettes, and those modeled after imports like Dodge Neons.

Real People Weigh In

We’ve interviewed some of the people pushing for the VSA to pass quickly, and here’s what they have to say:

“It’s just common sense,” says Cindy M. of Virginia, a frequent user of public transportation who does not own a car. “Too many people die on our roads every year. We need to make sure that road ragers and aggressive drivers can’t get their hands on car keys ever. Even one death at the hands of a psychopath is too many.”

Some people like Cindy even advocate mental evaluations for all drivers, an additional safety measure that they say will prevent incidents of road rage and make our roads safer.

Randall K, a father from Wisconsin, says, “Nobody even needs one of those big SUVs anyway. Minivans accomplish the same thing, are better for the environment, and are a lot safer. SUVs are designed specifically to be big and intimidating. There’s no practical reason to own one.”

Similar arguments from hundreds of concerned citizens call for the complete banishment, rather than minor restrictions, of SUVs, lifted trucks with over-sized tires, and cars with spoilers over three inches high.

It’s Just Common Sense – Someone Must Do Something!

picjumbo.com_IMG_4635VSA proponents also point to the popularity of cars that teenagers especially like to “supe up” (a common slang term derived from the word “super”) to increase horsepower. These vehicles, they say, encourage young people to participate in risky and illegal activities such as drag racing, drifting, and a deadly game called “chicken” in which two cars drive towards each other at high speeds in an attempt to intimidate the other into turning away.

By banning some of these common high-risk vehicles and imposing limits on horsepower in all cars, Congress hopes to prevent such reckless behavior in teens.

Marsha J. of Florida points out that high horsepower engines “are only made for racing,” and expects that even car enthusiasts will support these common sense safety measures.

Here’s what the experts have to say:

“When will America wake up and do something about this?” asks Theresa V., spokesperson for the Coalition Against Vehicular Violence. “How many of our children have to die before we take action to prevent these senseless tragedies?”

Theresa’s own husband and son were killed four years ago when a business executive in a Lincoln Navigator aggressively forced their Toyota Prius over the edge of a bridge in a fit of road rage. Since that heart-breaking day, she has made it her life’s mission to make sure that nobody else loses their loved ones in a senseless act of vehicular violence, and she frequently speaks out against the easy availability of over-sized sports utility vehicles in the United States.

Voting on the Vehicle Safety Act is expected to take place later this week after a strong push from organizations like the Coalition Against Vehicular Violence and representatives from the auto industry who are eager to see better safety measures in place. We’ll keep you updated on the latest as this breaking news develops.


What The Heck Are We Talking About?

…Okay, by now you’ve probably figured out that this isn’t a real news story, and that article is 99% fictional.

Why only 99%?

Clearly, Congress isn’t pushing for strict regulations of “high risk vehicles,” so what about that 1% of truth?

It’s the logic.

Logic, in this case, is kind of a lose term, isn’t it? There’s really not a whole lot that’s logical in responding to road rage by restricted SUVs, or trying to prevent drag racing by outlawing Neons and Mustangs. However, that’s exactly what a lot of people want…except not with cars.

Then what am I talking about?

6ghPsOeocc2Qdx7J_A0tFD16jDV6Nvj2u

That’s right. I’m talking about gun control.

Sound crazy?

It’s not.

The Common Sense Sales Tactic That Manipulates Your Trust

There’s a common formula at work here to play on the fears and emotions of the public, and it has everything to do with sales tactics.

In sales, there’s a proven method used to subtly influence your decision. People, ALL people, tend to make decisions based on emotion…and then they justify those decisions with logic.

Don’t believe me?

We all do it.

A dishonest salesman will make you feel something, usually fear or insecurity, by convincing you that you have some kind of a terrible problem, and then he’ll sell you the solution to that problem by making you feel safer, better, sexier, more secure, more powerful, or whatever.

Then, knowing you need to justify that decision you’ve already made, he’ll feed you the “logic” behind it, and if he’s done a good job manipulating your emotions, you’ll really believe that what he’s saying is “common sense…”

…and you’ll actually think you made a decision based on facts and reason.

This is the exact reason you tend to hear the same phrases, the same arguments, over and over and over again…because those arguments have been sold to the populace on the basis of emotion, and the ‘facts’ behind the argument are the justification they’ve been handed to feel like that fear-based decision was logical.

You know what I’m talking about, right?

Phrases like this:

“When is somebody going to do something?”

“When it endangers our children…”

“Gun violence is out of control.”

“Shooting deaths in America compared to other countries are much higher…”

You’re Smarter Than That, Aren’t You?

Have you heard the phrase “common sense gun laws” lately? We’ve been hearing that a lot as politicians talk about the struggle to control gun violence in America. The “common sense” behind them is exactly the same as what’s laid out in the faux news article above.

“Nobody needs high capacity magazines, assault weapons, machine guns, high-power sniper rifles, large calibers…”

“Fully automatic weapons are DESIGNED to kill a lot of people at once! Why would we let the average citizen get their hands on one?!”

“Isn’t it just common sense to make sure guns don’t end up in the hands of psychopaths and murderers?”

“What if children have access to a gun in their parents’ house? What’s to stop them from playing with it? They’ve been so desensitized to the deadly nature of weapons by movies and video games…”

It doesn’t matter that the facts are wrong.

It doesn’t matter that the proposed measures don’t actually solve anything.

All that matters is the emotional impact, the fear of violence and the mistaken belief that everything is going to be okay as long as the government takes action to protect you.

Here are some pro tips for recognizing a fear based argument:
-If a main facet of the argument is some kind of tragedy, murder, or catastrophic event…
-If you’re being urged to “do something before it’s too late…”
-If the logic keeps circling back to death, violence, or risk…
-If you repeatedly hear about helpless people (especially children) being victimized…
-If you ask questions and you’re accused of being insensitive or malicious…
-If phrases like “common sense” keep coming up over and over…
-If you hear buzz words like “senseless violence” and “domestic terrorism…”

…You’re probably being manipulated on the basis of fear.

What Can You Do About It?

Learn how to recognize manipulative tactics like this, and you’ll be on your way to standing against the onslaught that threatens to take away your rights.

Remember, too, that “gun death statistics” and other crime stats are difficult to compare with other countries that have different cultures, different laws, different standards, and different record keeping processes.

Sure, we can compare the current efforts at gun control laws with things like gun control in Nazi Germany as a historic precedent, but when you start looking in detail at any of those statistics, the numbers are essentially meaningless.

It’s the actions that matter.

We all know that statistics don’t lie, but politicians do. Nobody should have to remind you how easy it is to manipulate that kind of data.

Or outright lie about it.

The gun control debate certainly has its pros and cons on both sides, but when you start looking at gun death statistics without considering violent crime as a whole, you’ll always end up with skewed results.

So don’t get caught up on stuff that doesn’t matter, like that whole Second Amendment debate about what the “well regulated militia” clause really means…

Or completely nonsensical arguments like the fact that reducing the number of guns in a population somehow reduces overall violence. The two are not related.

Beware manipulation tactics that are designed to distract you from the facts.

It’s Not Hard to Do Your Part

We encourage you to share this post with your friends so that they, too, can see what’s really going on out there, and maybe together, we can help educate people about the truth behind gun control laws.

It’s never been about the guns.

Never.

It’s always been about the control.

In fact, many of the laws that are now touted as ‘common sense’ actually have their roots in blatant racism: the very first gun control laws in the United States were designed to prevent recently freed slaves from having access to firearms the way white citizens did.

By banning small, affordable handguns, dubbed “Saturday Night Specials,” the government effectively blocked access for low income citizens so that poor blacks (who were, by the way, KEPT poor by other discriminatory laws and segregation) could not afford to buy guns.

You might be saying “So what? What does that have to do with anything?”

It’s this:

That institutionalized discrimination is the foundation of modern gun control, and the same fear-based arguments are still the method of choice for selling these ideas to the public, but instead of sowing fear of blacks…

…now we’re meant to fear “domestic terrorists.”

Don’t Buy Into That Crap

At Gadsden Guns, we know we’ve got the best customers in the industry. You’re the kind of people that stand up and speak out when it matters, and we know how hard that can be.

Thank you for every little thing you do that helps educate others who haven’t had a chance to be exposed to real shooters like you and me, real people that are nothing like the media portrays.

When you share posts like this and the hundreds of others from activists around the country, you’re doing your part to share the truth about us.

We really do appreciate everything you’re doing! So, share this post now, and keep making a difference out there.

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5 thoughts on “New Common Sense Regulations Announced after Deadly Accident

  1. I drive a SUV known as a “soccer mom car” and am in the process of trading it for a newer one. This article points out how ignorant people can really be. Young people do stupid stuff. They drive fast, drink, smoke pot, and feel invincible. All the regulations in the world won’t stop that. This entire idea is ludicrous, but I’m sure the feelies will jump on it.

    • Isn’t it funny how, in reckless driving incidents, they blame the driver, but in careless or malicious handling of firearms, they blame the gun? You’re right – there’s no amount of regulations that can stop bad behavior.

  2. well, I think Jame did not read through all the way. I also think it is a propaganda piece, tho a pretty good one.

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