medialite.com is as anti-gun rights as any mainstream media outlet. Actually, more. As evidenced by their headline In Other News, TheBlaze is Now Seemingly Handing Out Free Guns. True story. The Blaze is running a gun giveaway contest with the usual caveat: the winner must be of age and not a prohibited person. In fact . . .
The Blaze is “sending winners a check for $891 to purchase the gun of their choice.” A gift certificate perhaps? Whatever.
And wouldn’t you know it, Lindsey Ellefson knows it! The writer for Us Weekly, the Mary Sue, the Tempest, xoJane, Bustle, Puckermob, LawNewz, Sports Grid, Raleigh & Drake, Fembot, Skirt Collective, Abortion Gang, Bedsider, Crustnation, Have U Heard, From Your Big Sister and Excordent admits that no free guns are being handed out! In writing!
But not before this . . .
Unfortunately, the email [blast] doesn’t really say anything about delivery or any restrictions. Is Glenn Beck sending the guns to winners via UPS? Can any-old-body just win a gun that makes supposed criminals run away from them? Can felons? Can the mentally ill? Can people on no-fly lists?
Is there some kind of background check process that goes along with this type of giveaway or are we going to start stuffing the pistols into t-shirt canons and launch them into the crowd during halftime at Madison Square Garden?
Again, the article goes on to say that NONE of that is even REMOTELY true. Hence the word “seemingly” in the title.
The only thing that Ms. Ellefson’s snarky opus proves is that anti-gun rights writers never let the facts get in the way of a baseless dig at Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. As if you didn’t know.