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Gun control PSA urges kids to steal parents' guns and give them to teachers

A new gun control PSA produced by Sleeper 13 Productions has a rather unsettling suggestion for how kids can help end gun violence: Steal your parents' guns and take them to school. Then give them to your understandably terrified teacher and say, "Can you take this away? I don't feel safe with a gun in my house."

Even assuming the gun hand-off went as smoothly and safely as the video depicts — which critics have noted seems unlikely — in real life the boy would at least face suspension, if not expulsion or worse, for breaking multiple laws. Earlier this year, for example, a 5-year-old was suspended for turning in the toy gun he accidentally brought to school; another little boy was suspended just for pointing his finger like a gun.

The creator of the PSA stands by her work, tweeting, "Lot of people are afraid to share my PSA! If you are not a coward please share."