Home Gun Control “Glock-19: Investment In Personal Protection Or Killing Machine?” Gun ControlHandguns “Glock-19: Investment In Personal Protection Or Killing Machine?” By Robert Farago - February 10, 2011 14 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Problem of the Perpetually Prohibited Person DEATH AND TAXES: Help Your Family Value Your Guns and Safely Sell Unwanted Firearms and Accessories Arizona Democrats Lose It Over Two Pro-Gun Bills that Passed in the State House 14 COMMENTS See…this is why I have almost NO respect for the “lamestream media.” Take an issue. Take a position. Find someone on the far Left of the issue as your go-to guy for pull quotes. Find someone just a little less extreme as a representative of the “opposition.” Mix well. Half-bake it, so that it appears to be an even-handed treatment, using framing techniques like “everyone agrees,” and “statistics show,” without any corroborating evidence. Serves 300 million. Now if they were to do a story that wasn’t simply a hatchet job on a G19 – say, for instance, get R. Lee Ermey on-camera, where he’d undoubtedly tell this jackwagon that ANY gun can be used for good or evil, and singling out a particular model of Glock is really, really STUPID – then you’d at least have a balanced, if not fair, story. But this? This is circular logic at it’s worst. Reply Lee is a Great American, to be sure, but I don’t think we’ll be seeing him in media rotation for a while. He recently took to the stage to launch a confusing rant about how the Obama administration is deliberately tanking the economy to hasten a totalitarian takeover…. at a Toys for Tots event. Farewell, Gunny, and I hope it’s not good-bye. We’ll miss you. Reply So now Glocks are evil? I’m getting a headache. Reply Most cops carry Glocks, so does that make them bad? Reply It’s so nice to see a reasoned, balanced examiniation of an issue. I’m sure the title, ‘Killing Machine’ wasn’t at all a reflection of this Murrow-esque reporter’s personal viewpoint. You have to also appreciate when our intrepid reporter intoned, “…a Glock 19 fired the fatal rounds”. I hate to burst your bubble Jeff, but no, it didn’t. In both cases (Virginia Tech and Tucson) the fatal rounds were fired by sociopathic wackos who exhibited warning signs brighter than the lights in Times Square for literally years before they finally went on their shooting sprees. I love local news. It’s probably a stretch to call a basement operation in Ft. Wayne mainstream, but this same approach is so prevalent in reporting that it’s emblematic of the true MSM view and methods. I’m sure the report will be shown in J-school classrooms across the land as an example of good, hard-hitting journalism. Reply I wonder if an SUV drove the Glock to the scene. Reply They must have. What other mode of transportation is as innately evil and malevolent? Reply Why can’t it be both? Reply “We enable dangerous people to go out an kill humans in this country and that’s wrong” Ok Paul, lets play a game where you and I list the items within our reach that would enable a dangerous person to kill other humans. Then we’ll figure out how to make it illegal so we can protect our fellow citizens from dangerous people. I’ll go first. My hands, this keyboard, my pen, the dictionary, the desk phone, my feet, my pocket knife, the lid from my soup can……………. Reply … dozens of edged weapons in my kitchen, two baseball bats in my garage, the hatchet I keep in my car, and my cutting wit. Reply Bet we won’t we ever see this in a headline: Ford; the killing machine choice of drunk drivers. Reply More people are killed by cars and trucks every year than by guns, so let’s ban these evil modes of transportation and go for a long walk. Reply It would cut down on obesity, which is the number one killer of people in this country. Reply I think they said it all right there in the last few sentences.. “criminals don’t go to stores to buy guns, magazines, or ammunition.” … so; who are we legislating against exactly? Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.