Category: Media

Bloomberg’s Boy: Chicago Violence Due to Law Enforcement, Not Weak Laws

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Paul Barrett [far left] is bloomberg.com‘s gun guy. I don’t envy the man his job. While Barrett’s book on GLOCK revealed his enthusiasm for background checks (i.e. “closing the gun show loophole”), ammunition magazine capacity limits and “ballistic fingerprinting,” the man’s not drunk fully of the boss’s civilian disarmament brew. Barrett knows that no gun control law will stem the tide of firearms-related violence in Chicago. Nor will gun buybacks do anything whatsoever to reduce firearms-related crime. And he’s not afraid to say so. Why he’s not afraid for his job is anyone’s guess. I reckon it’s because Bloomberg hasn’t noticed yet. Meanwhile, score one for common sense commentator control. Make the jump for Barrett’s on-camera [auto-play] spiel . . .

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John Walsh Wants to Be the New Piers Morgan

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“’I am the guy that has seen both sides of the issue,’ (new CNN host John) Walsh told reporters Monday. ‘I own guns. I’m the father of a murdered child. I’ve done nothing but track violence in America since my son was murdered. We have a serious problem with guns in this country. And we refuse to address it. And the NRA solution to arm every grammar-school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous.’” So let’s see if we have this straight. Now that CNN’s viewership has fallen below that of even MSNBC, their strategy for clawing their way back toward tragedy TV ratings respectability is to resuscitate the long-defunct ‘America’s Most Wanted’ franchise under a new name…and let the show’s host pick up the fallen Piers Morgan’s anti-gun mantle . . .

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Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge Story of the Day: ‘Nuff Said? Edition

CSD Credit Union, Kansas City (courtesy Google maps)

“An off-duty Kansas City police officer suffered a slight foot wound Wednesday when his service weapon inadvertently discharged,” kansascity.com reports. “Kansas City police said the officer had stopped by a credit union in the 8500 block of Bannister Road and was visiting outside with another officer when the accident occurred. The injury was described as a graze wound and did not require a trip to the emergency room. No one else was injured.” You see how corrosive these passively constructed ND stories are? Not only . . .

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Quinnipiac Poll: Americans Distrust Gun Control Activists

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Since yesterday was a day that ended with a ‘y’, The Washington Post ran another hand-wringing head-scratcher, asking why, despite Americans’ overwhelming support for expanded background checks, Congress can’t seem to pull the trigger. So to speak. Striking a blow for full graphic artist employment, The Post broke out a lot of little grey and red silhouettes — all of them male, do doubt for some war-on-women reason — to illustrate the findings of a recent Quinnipiac poll. According to the results, it apparently doesn’t matter if you’re left, right or center. Male or female. Young or old. If you’ve been Q-Polled and asked, “Do you support or oppose requiring background checks for all gun buyers?” you probably answered yes. But that’s not all they asked . . .

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Passively Constructed Negligent Discharge Story of the Day: Clumsy Rifle! Edition

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As usual, we start with the headline: Wise County teen shot when rifle bumped a wall, sheriff reports. Clumsy rifle! “Several children spotted a snake while playing outside along County Road 4764 and ran inside to get a gun to shoot it,” star-telegram.com reports. “As they were pulling a rifle from the gun cabinet, it bumped a wall and discharged, hitting the teen. Wise County EMS flew the victim to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.” Was the gun locked in a gun safe . . .

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ABC News’ Anti-Gun Bias Revealed. Again. Still.

Peter Rodger, father of spree killer Elliot Rodger (courtesy ABC News)

TTAG reader LM writes:

So this page popped up on Google News today: Santa Barbara Shooter’s Father’s Open Letter: ‘We Have to Stop This’. The thing that totally pisses me off is ABC News’ opening paragraph, where they claim Elliot Rodger shot six people to death. He did not, as you know. He stabbed three people to death, shot three to death, and ran over one person that is still alive, IIRC. Plus the headline – why do they have to call him a “shooter?” Why not a “stabber” or a “spree killer?” Well, we know the answer to that . . .

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Dick Metcalf, Unforgiven

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Back in the day, Dick Metcalf penned an article for Guns & Ammo advocating infringements on the Second Amendment. The Powers That Be fired Metcalf and the magazine’s editor. Anti-gun activists immediately leaped to Metcalf’s defense. They used his dismissal to try to prove that the supporters of firearms freedom are intolerant hypocrites that will not tolerate “dialogue” or the slightest dissent within their own ranks. Where hypocrisy is concerned, such people have no peers, for they demand that in any “dialogue” or discussion of Second Amendment issues, those that support liberty must accept their premises and goals as a starting point . . .

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