The Funny or Die spoof hoping to revitalise the push for gun control


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In partnership with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, comedy website produces ‘CrimAdvisor’, which hopes to breathe new life into gun control

Are you a criminal wanting to buy a gun? Confused about which state offers the laxest laws to help you do so? CrimAdvisor is here to help.

Campaigners against gun violence have turned to parody with a spoof travel tips website in the style of TripAdvisor, giving suggestions for where “felons and fugitives can go to buy, carry and traffic in guns”, and where they should avoid.

The fake website is “promoted” in an accompanying spoof video made by a team at the comedy website Funny or Die, showing two “criminals” boasting about where to go in America to buy guns, which the company created for national lobbying group the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

The Brady campaign’s offbeat tactic is an attempt to breathe new life into a push for gun control that has largely stalled across the country, particularly at the federal level, despite the sense of horror and mourning that followed the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut in 2012, where 20 elementary school children and six school staff were gunned down by 20-year-old Adam Lanza.

After a bill to mandate universal background checks on those buying guns ground to a halt in Congress within months of the massacre, gun control advocates have switched their attention to individual states, where there has been more progress in strengthening gun laws.

Has the Brady Campaign lost there minds?
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How much do you want to bet this campaign goes as well as the commercial with the wife and husband with the restraining order

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