Earlier this week The Trace ran an article on the looming horrors that are bumpfire stocks. To their credit, they called our own Nick Leghorn to get the 411 from someone who actually knows something about firearms. That’s more than we’ve come to expect from, oh, the New York Times or the WaPo. But as you might expect, The Trace’s scribe cherry-picked the bits that best supported his premise: bumpfire stocks are dangerous because they make the equivalent of full-auto fire inexpensive and accessible. The Trace’s writers have approached other pro-gun sources for other articles. For example . . .
Michigan Open Carry’s president, Tom Lambert. One of The Trace’s “journalists” wanted to talk to him about Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and what the writer called, “the strange spectacle of a Republican governor vetoing several pieces of gun-rights legislation during his tenure.” Tom was understandably reluctant to talk to them. When he expressed his doubts – given the fact that The Trace is a Bloomberg-funded anti-gun agitprop generator – the writer defended his site this way:
The Trace does have seed money from Bloomberg’s group, but I am a diverse and seasoned journalist whose work has appeared in The Daily Caller and National Review….
MOC’s head honcho sees talking to gun grabbers with bylines as a no-win proposition … giving aid and comfort to the enemy, people who would restrict and revoke Americans’ Constitutional right to armed self defense. And confiscate their guns if it ever came to that.
We take the stance that we’ll talk to anyone who wants to talk guns, any time anywhere. We record these interviews ourselves, taking the old Russian advice to trust, but verify. If our words are twisted or taken out of context, we’ll let the world know. Do we have it right? Should we talk to the opposition when they call?