“Nearly 100,000 Americans are killed or injured in gun violence every year,” The Joyce Foundation’s website proclaims. “This inflicts a heavy toll on families and communities. The Joyce Foundation works with law enforcement, policy makers and advocates to develop common sense gun violence reduction and prevention policies that keep our communities safe.” Yes, well, “works with” as in funds. “Common sense gun violence reduction” as in civilian disarmament. “Advocates” as in The Atlantic. To wit, this underneath their post Is There Such a Thing as a Safe Gun? Not Really . . .
This article is part of our With Great Power project, which is supported by a grant from the Joyce Foundation.
I can find no mention of the Foundation’s WGP project. I wonder how many other anti-gun rights articles are funded by this initiative, given that the Foundation has $950m in assets and gives out $45m in grants every year. Also note this:
Since 1993, the Joyce Foundation has paid grants totaling over $54 million to over 100 anti-gun groups. The Joyce Foundation has given over $4 million to the Violence Policy Center, which supports an outright ban on handguns and semiautomatic assault weapons.
Shame on The Atlantic and every other nominally journalistic enterprise for taking Joyce Foundation money — and not reporting it.