“Today marks the unfurling of The Trace’s most ambitious undertaking yet,” The Trace’s email blast boldly boasts, “a year-long investigation, created in partnership with more than a dozen NBC TV stations around the country, into the rising theft of firearms from American gun owners.” Their goal to prove that . . .
Americans buy guns for self-defense → carry those guns in public or keep them unsecured and at-the-ready → get robbed of those guns → arm the very criminals they fear.
“We have a society that has become so gun-centric,” former St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told us, “that the guns people buy for themselves get stolen, go into circulation, and make them less safe.”
So don’t keep and bear arms and you’ll be safer! Heck, we’ll all be safer. Well that’s one theory . . .
A theory that The Trace wants to promote with the help of the aforementioned NBC stations and “journalists, researchers, students, and concerned citizens.”
To that end, The Trace has published a guide to filing annoying records requests. Somehow I don’t think Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitpropmeisters will get legions of unpaid workers to do their heavy lifting for them. Literally.
Regardless, this stolen guns reporting is a clear case of blaming the victim. Big style. But what else would you expect from an organization that promotes civilian disarmament for the public good?