Category: Media

For Anti-Gunners, Statistics Are Poor Ammo for OpEd Pieces

Shawn Vestal (courtesy tokeofthetown.com)

Columnist Shawn Vestal of the Spokane, Washington Spokesman-Review is horrified by the idea that the natural, fundamental, and inalienable human, individual, civil and Constitutional right to own and carry the weapon of your choice is soon going to apply (in a rather limited fashion) to college and university campuses in Idaho. Furthermore, he seems to believe that if he piles up enough distortions, twisted and irrelevant facts and outright lies, he will get people to agree with him; at least that is what I assume he’s doing with the piles of distortions, twisted and irrelevant facts and outright lies he presents in Statistics are poor ammo in Idaho debate about guns.

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OMG! Liberal Gun Owners! OMG!

ABC News recently published an article that wasn’t inherently hostile to the Second Amendment, and most amazingly, to gun owners. And yes, that’s news. What’s the catch, you ask? The topic was liberal gun owners, and ABC took pains to point out that they are not members of the NRA. “Gun owner and Second Amendment advocate Marlene Hoeber isn’t your typical member of the National Rifle Association. In fact, she isn’t a member of the NRA at all.” . . .

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The Most Condescending Anti-Gun New York Daily News Story Ever…Until the Next One

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Gun worshiper wins semiautomatic weapon at church raffle in upstate NY the New York Daily News proclaims. Does “Ron Stafford, 42, an avid hunter and single father of two from Schenectady” worship guns? Of course not. The Daily News’ headline writer was pandering to the paper’s disdain for Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. To be fair, the headline’s certainly in synch with the article’s condescending not-to-say plain-old-nasty tone. Straight out of the chute, the paper’s playing cute . . .

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Gun Tweet of the Day: Resorting to the Race Card Edition

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Wait, aren’t there supposed to be fewer gun owners these days? Isn’t it the approved narrative of the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex that there are only 37 old fat white guys left in the country who are buying up the millions of guns America’s firearm makers are cranking out? Maybe there are a couple of women sprinkled into that group after all. Why else would Oliver Willis of the lefty agitprop aggregator Media Matters for America feel the need to explain the existence of female firearms fans? . . .

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Moms Demand Action Issues Death Threat to Pro-Gun Pols

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Click bait? In my defense, the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America sticker (also available from cafepress.com as a T-shirt, tote bag, etc.) clearly indicates a double meaning. We can take you out. Know what I mean, wink, wink, nudge, nudge? And if gun grabbers can have a major hissy fit when Sarah Palin’s Facebook page put crosshairs on a map to indicate politically vulnerable candidates,  we can have a major pretend hissy fit over this. More than that, the incendiary image betrays Shannon Watts’ unbridled animus towards, well, everyone. Not to put too fine a point on it, this is some nasty sh*t. Especially from a former PR maven. Perhaps it indicates a feeling that they’re embattled and losing. Here’s hoping.

The New York Times Editorial Board Is Insane

 New York Times newsroom (courtesy innovationsinnewspapers.com)

“The N.R.A. objected to the [Doctors for America] letter’s support for a federal ban on the sale of assault weapons and ammunition, a buyback program to reduce the number of guns in circulation, limits on the purchase of ammunition, mandatory safety training for gun owners, and mandatory waiting periods before completing a purchase,” the New York Times editorial board opines. And now the kicker: “These sane, mainstream proposals will not prevent law-abiding citizens from acquiring and keeping firearms.” Like I said, certifiable.