What would you do if an opinionated anti-gunner tried to tell you not to buy your young son a .22 rifle as a birthday present?
ABC’s ‘What Would You Do?’ decided to find out. They setup in a San Antonio gun shop, swapped the employees for actors and introduced a female actor to play an obtrusive anti-gun customer who questions a father’s choice to buy his son a rifle for his birthday.
As the video shows, real customers in the store would not allow the woman to pester the man, many of them stepping in to support him. The overwhelming theme of all responses was that guns are safe when they are accompanied by the proper education and training.
The show replicated their “test” with a .22 rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, and an AK47 semi-automatic rifle but the results remained the same. The customers reacted similarly, regardless of the firearm in question.
So – What would you do?
If you’re not familiar with the show, here’s a brief premise run down:
What Would You Do? (WWYD) is a hidden camera show, hosted by ABC News correspondent John Quinones, in which unknowing bystanders are placed in uncomfortable, and often compromising real world scenarios in public. WWYD’s hidden cameras focus on the average person’s responses and reactions to these issues of social responsibility. Topics such as gay couples being affectionate in public, date rape, racism and racial profiling, interracial couples, abusive parents, drunk driving, and harassment of the homeless are touched upon in this series. What will you do? Would you choose to intervene in these situations? Watch and join the discussion.