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Evolve USA — A New Approach to Gun Safety?

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Gun safety… We all get it and practice gun safety, Right? That being said, none of us are immune to a momentary safety lapse. Police officers, military personnel, professional competition shooters, hunters, self-defense enthusiasts, NRA instructors, and others have all had a gun malfunction, accidental discharge, momentary judgement lapse, or whatever you want to call it. One gun death poster There is a new gun safety group (Evolve USA) with a unique approach to raising gun safety awareness that is different from what you are probably used to—humor. Evolve USA claims its site to be agenda free—other than promoting gun safety outside of the politics of gun ownership. No one is waving the Second Amendment flag or in any way opposing it. Not everyone will appreciate the approach and plenty of spirited debate on Evolve USA’s is likely, but if it gets the conversation going…

Here is Evolve USA’s promo video American Man:

A quick perusal of its FAQ page is also an interesting read.


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HEY EVOLVE! WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN?

We believe we can all talk about guns without fighting. We do it by saying stuff like, “Don’t forget the safety!” and “Are your husband’s guns locked up?” And we can all agree those aren’t fightin’ words. Even if we don’t agree on much else.

SO IS “AGREEING” YOUR MISSION?

We aim to unite Americans around personal responsibility and gun safety to eliminate preventable gun incidents.

DO EVOLVE’S LEADERS AND EMPLOYEES SHOOT?

We work with gun owners and people who have never touched a gun. We have firearms instructors, NRA members, cops and soldiers, moms with guns and moms who really don’t like guns. Everyone drops their political agenda when they enter the Evolve space. Because everyone here stands for personal responsibility and gun safety.

ARE YOU OPPOSED TO ME OWNING A GUN?

Nope. There are over 300 millions guns out there in America with another 6 million sold every year. We’re not trying to be involved in who’s allowed to own what. We’re just opposed to accidental holes in stuff. Whether they’re in furniture or people or a pizza, we hate accidental holes. We’re staunchly opposed to them.

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ARE YOU FOR OR AGAINST BANS ON ASSAULT RIFLES AND STANDARD CAPACITY MAGAZINES?

We let Congress deal with lawmaking. We just want everyone to be not dead from preventable gun incidents. We dislike injuries, too.

THE MURDER RATE IS AT ITS LOWEST IN DECADES; WHY DO YOU CARE ABOUT THIS?

Each year, roughly 500 people die in accidental gun incidents. Meaning, people are dying because of brain farts and “der” and “doh” and “oops.” And some of the dead people are kids. This is the dumbest thing we’ve heard since… ever. And that really bugs us. IF YOU’RE “NEUTRAL,” WHY DO YOU INTERACT WITH KNOWN ANTI-GUN AND PRO-GUN GROUPS? Safety is not a side; it’s everyone’s personal responsibility. Also, we’d go on a date with a bloodsucking swamp troll if we thought it would save a life.

MORE VIOLENCE HAPPENS WITHOUT GUNS. DON’T YOU CARE ABOUT THAT?

Totally. And we applaud the many organizations who address the full scope of violence in America. They don’t need us to do their job; they do it better. Our thing is gun safety. Wanna talk about gun safety with us? clear it, check, it, lock it poster

HOW CAN I HELP?

Share our content, donate, print and display our materials, talk about our mission, talk to your neighbor about guns, talk to your kids about guns, talk to anyone about guns, and get yourself a “Clear It. Check It. Lock It.” tattoo.

I FIND “SAFETY” SO TIRESOME. I DRIVE MY CAR BLINDFOLDED CAUSE IT’S MORE EXCITING THAT WAY. I’D RATHER FALL OFF A CLIFF THAN HAVE A GUARDRAIL RUIN MY VIEW. WHEN I’M BORED, I PUT A CAR BATTERY IN THE MICROWAVE. LAST WEEK MY 3-YEAR-OLD ACCIDENTALLY SHOT MY DOG BUT THAT’S OK. DOES EVOLVE SUPPORT ME?

Nope. We think you’re a dumbass.

You make the call. Does Evolve USA’s approach help or hurt? Is it anti-gun, pro-gun or neutral? Is it helpful in promoting gun safety or just offensive? Either way, share your thoughts on Evolve USA’s approach or gun safety in general in the comment section.

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Comments (91)

  1. All I sugest is that not just in Wa.But Oregon and several eastern states or Cal. That if you want to insure your guns or those.of your relatives go to whomever they want them to go to, then get them put into a living trust.
    This is not a will? And you must first transfer those items unto your sole ownership and thrn appoint a trustee.
    What this does is insures the transfer process as you then do it in advance, and it removes them from any forms of probate.
    Yes you will pay the transfer fees.
    As.to adding any new weaons for transfers upon your death it is simple matter to add.
    Having bought and sold many used weapons through the years I always wanted to insure I was.not buying a once stolen weapon.
    we may think weapon is not but we can check through Feds by serial numbers.
    Do it now as O lost out on biying a few veru collectible weapons, and almost all wrre from known associates of good character.
    Do not try to transfer any weapon of unknown providence to a decendent. Because if it comes u flagged every weapon you once owned is then flagged.
    Sure decendent may eventually get weapons but…..
    There are numerous laws in both states and Wa. New mental bill is nut one wY state bureaycracy can limit freedoms.

    1. What? I’m having trouble understanding your English. If you’re referring to the new background check law, it doesn’t apply to family transfers. I don’t understand why people keep talking about this law without understanding it.

      Are family members exempt from background checks?
      OFSA exempts specific transfers or sales including transfers or sales:
      -between spouses or domestic partners; or
      -between immediate relatives including siblings, parents, children, step children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, first cousins of the transferor; or
      -the spouses or domestic partners of the relatives listed above (e.g. your nephew’s wife);
      -for certain temporary transfers; or
      -involving a gun turn-in or buy-back program.
      Oregon law prohibits the sale or transfer of a gun to someone you know or should know is prohibited by law from purchasing or possessing a gun.

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