Mediaite Slams The Blaze Gun Giveaway (Fake News!)

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.

comments

  1. avatar Pwrserge says:

    Can we start shoving liberals into cannons? … and firing them? … into the sun?

    1. avatar TX_Lawyer says:

      No. We don’t have the technology. But I have heard interesting things about helicopters.

      1. avatar TStew says:

        We really need a “like” button here… Okay, we don’t “really” need it, but sometimes it would be nice and oh so very appropriate!

        Golf clap for you, good sir. Well played, well played!

      2. avatar Kroglikepie says:

        Use a bigger cannon. We can keep trying until we get it right, as their are plenty of… test subjects…

      3. avatar jwtaylor says:

        “We don’t have the technology.”
        Not with that attitude we don’t.

        1. avatar Felix says:

          You seem to be unaware of the energy required to drop someone from orbit, and earth’s orbit around the sun in particular.

        2. avatar Ing says:

          Come on, Felix, you have to allow for the scope of human ingenuity in such a worthwhile endeavor.

    2. avatar No one of consequence says:

      No. Not worth the powder. And besides, Gerald Bull is dead.

    3. avatar Soylent Green says:

      Chipper shredder

    4. avatar Rick the Bear (MA to NH) says:

      Nice comments on the article, dude. Gunsandrockets’ comments, too.

  2. avatar DaveL says:

    Wait, there’s a media outlet called Abortion Gang? What, was Goat F*cker Weekly already taken?

    Don’t answer that.

    1. avatar rc says:

      Apparently so…and I’m going to go way out on a limb and surmise they’re about as Pro-2A as they are pro-life.

      1. avatar Felix says:

        More to the point, it’s probably as much against a clearly enumerated RKBA as it is for an unenumerated right to an abortion.

  3. avatar Lhstr says:

    How do you clean all that scum off?

  4. avatar Mike Betts says:

    Is that her REAL photo? Nothing I like better than a smart-ass 12 year- old.

  5. avatar MikeJH121 says:

    Anti’s gotta anti, hoplophobes are scared of the word gun, target….etc…

    Seen an anti against children and guns and the response.

    “Of course children and guns are a bad idea. You average firearm is unwieldy for a child to operate in a safe manner.”
    “Children are much better suited to crew served weapons. The semi stationary condition of a mortar or heavy machine gun rely less on the child’s strength and stamina yet builds teamwork.”

  6. avatar CTstooge says:

    Hey, a girl’s gotta make a living…

    1. avatar Pwrserge says:

      Me thinks her only other options involved either flipping burgers or a pole.

      1. avatar Jeff K says:

        What in the world makes you think that she is smart enough to flip a burger?

        1. avatar strych9 says:

          Or attractive enough for the pole?

        2. avatar Timmy! says:

          Now Strych, I’ve been known to throw a few… ok, way more than a few, bucks at the Junior-Varsity Stripper Squad from time to time. They appreciate it more and can pull off the “No, really! I’d sit here half naked on your lap even if you weren’t tipping me and buying drinks!” more convincingly than most of the A-squad.

          TL;DR I’d buy a lap dance.

        3. avatar strych9 says:

          Tim,

          I appreciate you helping all those aspiring doctors, lawyers and veterinarians pay their tuition and she’s got a decent face but how do you know she doesn’t have a butt-do? (Where her gut sticks out farther than her butt do.)

    2. avatar Misanthropic777 says:

      According to LinkedIn her FT job is “Manager Pink Sands Airbrush Tan & Salon May 2013 – Present Employment Duration 4 yrs LocationGreater New York City Area” so not exactly burning up the journalistic landscape…

  7. avatar Pat says:

    In 2006 when I inherited my grandfathers 1960’sd smith and Wesson special (a 5 shot revolver), and I was living in DC, I was regularly reading in the media that “no one wants to ban guns.” They still repeat it. hundred and hundreds of news stories on gun control in the past couple of years repeat it. In fact DC forbid me from bringing that in even to keep in a safe, even if I had a background check and a safety training course. They don’t want those things, they want total bans. Mediaite itself actually has stories saying “no one” wants a total ban — AND stories of gun control advocates advocating total bans! They don’t even read their own stories? What gun control group did not oppose Heller??? (answer: they all opposed Heller and supported DC, ie all supported total bans)

    There is literally no subject in the US media with more “fake news” than the reporting on gun control. You don’t need to parse whatever story by the particular idiot from mediate who is writing a story on gun law without knowing one iota of gun law (as is the rule in reporting on the subject).

    1. avatar Big Bill says:

      I do this on my Facebook timeline frequently: Post a link to the latest “We don’t want to take your guns”, then a Google search on that person’s past instances of saying, “We want to take your guns.”
      Hillary was always good for one a month, at least.

  8. avatar Kroglikepie says:

    … Crustnation?

  9. avatar Sprocket says:

    That’s nice princess… where’s my sammitch at?

  10. avatar LHW says:

    Looks like someone needs to learn to read.

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