We’ve blogged many a nj.com anti-gun story, justly accusing the writers of hypocrisy, mendacity and an over-arching desire to serve up anti-gun agitprop to their readers. Needless to say, misinformation is a key part of that mix. When the website breathlessly reported that Trenton police had arrested a man with a silenced submachine gun and I saw the picture of a .22-caliber Walther Arms MP5-a5, I assumed they’d got it wrong accidentally on purpose. Not so. If the editor’s mea culpa is to be believed . . .
The ed said the reporter got his info straight from the po-po. Who also got it wrong. Why? Because they’re pig-ignorant about guns. What does that tell you?
I’ll tell you one thing: Garden State gun guys put the paper dead to rights in the comments section, just as the paper would see their rights dead period. The headline and the story’s been edited to reflect reality. For once.