The media used to love stories like “Man Bites Dog.” You know, stories that have a twist – role reversal, irony-enriched content, that sort of thing. And you’d think that with all the posturing of the ATF, the Brady Bunch, the bluster of Bloomberg and the like, that a story that shows a gun dealer to be a responsible citizen would be “newsworthy.” And you’d be wrong. Nope. In today’s media, the Meme trumps the Truth. Proof that global warming is NOT “settled science”? Blasphemy. Conclusive evidence that you can’t spend your way out of debt? Sacrilege. And a concrete example whereby a gun dealer helps foil another mass-murder tragedy? Who’d be interested in reading about that? Check out this story from our buddies over at the National Shooting Sports Foundation:
Law enforcement has long considered America’s federally licensed firearms retailers to be its partners in combating the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. Earlier today, those sentiments were again realized when a Killeen, Texas gun dealer, Guns Galore LLC, notified law enforcement of a suspect purchaser. Soon after the call to police was made, Army Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo, an AWOL soldier, was picked-up and arrested in connection with an alleged plot to attack Fort Hood. At the time of his arrest, Abdo was found with weapons and explosives.
Guns Galore is no stranger to working cooperatively with law enforcement. Just a few months back the FFL worked with ATF on a straw purchasing bust that netted 21 arrests.
When asked why he notified police of the suspicious buyer today, the retailer simply stated, “an obligation to ensure the safety of our community.”
Note that this is not an isolated incident. Here’s a gun dealer that works with the ATF to bring down straw purchasers. But the problem with a story like this is that it does not advance the ATF’s raison d’être. (For the liberals in the audience, that’s Frenchy-French for “reason for being” or “reason for existence.”)
To addinsult to injury, here’s something else you won’t hear trumpeted in the mainstream media: Abdo is a Muslim-American. A radical Muslim-American. However are they gonna spin this one? Easier to just soft-pedal it and leave all the “inconvenient truths” to Al Gore, eh?
I know the media is biased. And just like ABC/CBS/NBC/PBS/NPR/NYT/WaPo/etc. are biased toward the Left, I know that Fox News is biased towards the right. I get it. I just wish that ALL these guys would put a little thing I like to call “telling the unbiased, unvarnished truth” ahead of putting their own spin on things.
Putting a spin on things is MY job.