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WATCH: Controversial video encourages kids to steal parent’s guns, turn them in at school

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A San Francisco filmmaker has created a controversial gun control video showing a young man stealing his mother’s gun, taking it to school and handing it over to a teacher saying, “I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house.”

The video, created by Rejina Sincic and done in the style of a public service announcement, shows the boy checking on his mother — seen reading a book — before she slips up the stairs. Entering her bedroom, he opens a dresser drawer and takes out a handgun, returning to his room where he is seen putting it in a backpack.

In the next scene he is seen walking though the halls of a school carrying the backpack before settling into his seat in a classroom As the class ends and after the other students leave the room, he approaches the teacher, pulls out the gun and lays it on her desk, startling her, before saying, “Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house.”

The video ends with the tagline: “Stop gun violence now.”

Not addressed in the video is the danger of children handling possibly loaded guns, carrying them in their backpacks, and taking them onto school property, which is highly illegal. The video also comes on the heels of the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was shot by  a police officer while holding a pellet gun which police took to be a real gun.

At the Washington Post, law professor Eugene Volokh notes multiple laws that the boy is breaking, while also addressing the legal culpability of the filmmaker should a child decide to emulate the actions of the boy in the video.

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“I can imagine some impressionable teenager seeing what the appealing protagonist is doing, and trying to copy it, especially since the serious tone of the video seems to invite its being taken seriously, he wrote. “And the results could include expulsion, criminal prosecution, or even death.”

Critics of the video have contacted Sincic through her Twitter account, pointing out how dangerous it would be if children followed through, with other critics calling her a “gun grabber.” Sincic has retweeted many of their comments but has not responded to the criticism, only tweeting a link to the video and encouraging people to watch and share, writing, “Lot of people are afraid to share my PSA! If you are not a coward please share #gunsense.”

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Trump biographer mocks president for humiliating foreign policy ‘triple fail’

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Trump biographer Timothy O'Brien on Monday published a column for Bloomberg in which he mocked the president for suffering a humiliating foreign policy "triple fail" that exposed his presidency's biggest weaknesses.

In his column, O'Brien pointed out that Trump's threats of major actions against Mexico and Iran never amounted to anything, while also noting that the president backed off his plans to begin the mass deportations of undocumented immigrants.

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How the New York Times creates credibility for Trump

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There’s a good reason why the Times decided against running on its front page news of the latest woman to accuse the president of rape. The Times still does journalism the way it always has. It gives people in power the never-ending benefit of the doubt.

When you are willing to give people in power the benefit of the doubt no matter how many times they have proven they are unworthy of that benefit, it’s not all that important when the 16th person comes forward credibly to accuse Donald Trump of anything, even if, in the case of columnist E. Jean Carroll, the allegation is rape.

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Ex-Trump aide Jason Miller forced out of posh legal job after profane rant against House Judiciary chair

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Another former advisor to President Donald Trump is being "retired" from their position after a social media rant about House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the Daily Beast reported.

Miller was working as a managing director at a prominent Washington, D.C. consulting firm before the rant, but after it is "parting ways."

“I have parted ways with Teneo by mutual consent and look forward to formally announcing my next move in the coming weeks,” Miller said in a statement. “Teneo is an incredible firm and without a doubt the premier CEO consultancy on the planet. They have always been great to me and I’m proud to have called them teammates for the past two and a half years.”

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