Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitprop machine, The Trace, is an interesting outfit. While its writers hoe the same row as mainstream media ho’s, Trace scribes are marginally more circumspect. In other words, they’re not completely oblivious to reality. Except when they are. Let me show you what I mean, quoting today’s email blast . . .
NRA self-defense expo promotes risky concealed carry purses
The gun group’s inaugural Carry Guard Expo featured a much-covered concealed carry fashion show. Among the products brought down the runway were handbags specially designed to tote handguns. [Yahoo Style]
Gun experts on both sides of the debate have warned of the dangers of carrying “off body.” (One called the practice “stupid carry.”)
I’m thinking Jersey Shore’s The Situation should have changed his name to The Debate. But I’m not wondering if off-body carry is a bad idea. It is. But not for the reason that The Trace trots out, revealing their myopic prejudice.
When a purse or any other conveyance containing a gun is flung to the ground, the firearm inside can go off. Placed on a counter or chair or inside a shopping basket, the bag puts the gun within reach of little hands.
News clips show multiple cases of toddlers finding guns in purses and shooting themselves or their mothers.
Said a Florida woman shot in the leg by her 3 year-old son in 2015: “I should’ve never left the gun in my purse like that! I never do!”
I like the end quote: “I never do!” It makes gun owners seem irresponsible and forgetful Mentally ill? Something.
Add that to The Trace’s contention that purse carry is dangerous because jostling — sorry “flinging” — a purse may make a gun within discharge. What are the odds? Fake news! OK, sure, the SIG P320. So mostly fake news. In any case, note that just because something’s true doesn’t mean it’s important.
Bottom line: even when they’re right, The Trace is wrong. Their anti-gun animus simply won’t let them report the truth about guns without some kind of anti-gun spin. They’ve got a civilian disarmament monkey on their back and he will not let go. As do the rest of the mainstream media (Fox News excepted, kinda).
The difference here is that The Trace’s writers are more focused on facts. Not reporting them…using them. Which makes them especially dangerous and, dare I say it, readable. Assuming you want to raise your blood pressure, that is.