Channel 4 Producer Anja Popp rang TTAG central to tell me I was too qualified to speak about “smart guns” to the UK audience. Do I know of any “average Joe” gun owner whom they could interview? I told her that here at TTAG all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average. And pointed out that her off-hand comment that “the NRA wants more guns in churches” was misinformed, misleading and biased every which way to Sunday. Undaunted, Ms. Popp asked if I’d pass on her message to our Armed Intelligenstia. If she interviews you let us know how it goes . . .
“Channel 4 News, the UK partner of NBC, is doing a piece on smart guns and the differing opinions on them. We have spoken to several people about this, and we’re looking to speak with a gun user who is against the use of smart guns. We would prefer it if the person is not an official representative from the gun industry- just a normal gun owner. It doesn’t matter what your reluctance against smart guns are- it may be because of the New Jersey legislation or worries about failing technology, but we’d love to speak with you. Just to make clear – this is going to be a fair and balanced piece, looking at the pros and cons of this new technology. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have a chat about this further.”