Well, it turns out that single, solitary video, posted six days ago, has had more views than the 33 most-recent videos the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun
Violence Ownership put up… combined (and some of those videos have been up for four months now). Even better, neither "likes/dislikes" nor comments have been disabled on the Saiga video – in stark contrast to the Brady Campaign’s videos, which all have full Reasoned Discourse enabled – and as of this writing, it has received 38 likes, no dislikes, and 10 positive comments.
I should stress that this video had no "budget"; we simply brought those tools we already had in our possession – Oleg his camera, WizardPC his shotgun, and me the Saiga. The video was edited in Oleg’s spare time (which, from observation, he does not have a lot of), and, so far as I know, no money was specifically spent on the video itself. On the other hand, the Brady Campaign exists exclusively as a lobbying and activism organization; almost their entire budget (diminishing though it may be, and what little of it does not get pocketed by their higher-ups) goes into putting on shows (like the "gun violence" victim exploitation fiasco dominating their recent videos) to try to convince the American people that their illogical, emotional arguments actually hold water in the real world. And here they are, getting upstaged by a bunch of bloggers filming their own video literally in a farm pasture in the middle of nowhere.
So do me a favor, if you feel like it – spread that video far and wide. Show that bloggers writing from their basements in PJs (Literally, in my case… What? It is comfortable.) really can stand up to multi-million-dollar-financed professional anti-rights groups… and win, at that.