I almost feel sorry for businessweek.com. It can’t be easy covering the firearms industry or gun control-related issues when your boss is the country’s most rabid proponent of civilian disarmament. Bloomberg’s tasked Paul Barrett, author of Glock, America’s Gun, with the job. As I pointed out in my review of his book, Barrett “supports passing laws to address boss Bloomberg’s pet peeve: ‘closing the gun show loophole’ (mandating FBI background checks for private sales) and ‘ballistic fingerprinting’ (creating a system to trace spent cartridges to a particular gun).” So he’s not a friend of ours. But Barrett can’t be seen to be shilling for Mayor Mike. So he hides his bias in pieces like A Bolder Gun Industry Brings Out Battlefield-Style Weapons [above]. Only . . . the link underneath his conclusion takes readers to a story saying women’s self-defense is the story of SHOT. See? Now that’s funny!